Maxwell Addition Open to the Public

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Historically Speaking |

Maxwell Addition Open to the Public

Saturday, April 25th was an exciting day at the Henry County Historical Society. Not only did we hold our annual meeting, but it was the day of our Grand Opening for the new Maxwell Exhibit.

A crowd of approximately ninety members and guests attended the event. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held with several of our local dignitaries and Jenny Washburn, the daughter of Howard Joyner who donated the 1911 Maxwell automobile to the society.

We are so pleased with the wonderful new addition and encourage all our friends and members to stop in to see it soon.

  1. I would be interested to know more about your museum and what history it holds around the Maxwell cars. I believe in 2007 there was a 100th anniversary of Maxwells held in New Castle.

    This past November my brother and I drove a 1917 Maxwell across the country to re-create the same trip our grandfather took in 1916. We passed by New Castle on Route 40. A full account of the trip plans and day by day blog is on http://rtbassemir.com/1916-transcontinental-road-trip/2016-road-trip-story/the-maxwell-chronicles/

    I am in the process of writing a book about my grandfather and this trip. I am doing some research and wondered if there was something I could use since Maxwells and New Castle have a long history.

    Rich

    • Hello Mr. Bassemir and thank you for writing! How very interesting to drive cross-country in a 1917 Maxwell and to just think your grandfather did so in 1916! That is wonderful! If you get the opportunity to visit the Museum, please do! We have a large collection of Maxwell information. We are getting ready to reopen for the season on March 1. We will be open Wednesday through Friday 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Due to the volume of information, you might want to plan on a couple days’ visit. Thank you again for writing! My name is Amanda Clark, and I’m a volunteer and Board trustee of the Museum. 🙂

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