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CARS: Museum’s displays have changed a lot since opening

Letter by KARL J. ANDERSON, Tacoma on June 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No Comments »
June 4, 2013 4:04 pm

I enjoyed reading the article (TNT, 6-1) about the one-year anniversary of the opening of Lemay-America’s Car Museum. However, I was not happy to read that “the car displays that filled the museum’s display areas at the June 2012 opening still are mostly the same” and “the cars (are) dusted off regularly but (have) not moved for a year.”

If the reporter had checked with our museum curator, Renee Crist, he would have learned that the cars on exhibit remained the same for about six weeks after our opening, and then began rotating and changing at a rate of 20 to 30 cars every week.

Since our opening, there have been more than 400 car rotations among our exhibit areas and to and from our car storage areas. Today there are more than 200 cars in the museum that were not there on opening day in 2012.

(Anderson is a member of the Lemay-America’s Car Museum board.)

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