For as long as adults have been driving, kids have been pedalling. All the way back to 1890 and the dawn of the automobile, every make and model had its tiny, child-powered twin, from the Mercedes Benz to the Model T Ford. Like the first automobiles, early factory-made pedal cars were toys for the wealthy,…

This is the first in a series of posts that will highlight the Museum’s collections as we continue to evaluate, research, catalogue and rehouse the collections over the next three years.   For most of us, it’s just butter: innocuous stacks of foil-wrapped bricks or plastic tubs, scooped out of the dairy case without a second…

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