National Corvette Museum to showcase Kentucky transportation history

National Corvette Museum

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP/WKYT) - A Kentucky museum dedicated to Corvettes has opened a new exhibit featuring much older forms of transportation spanning the state's history.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green says the exhibit will cover the history of transportation in Kentucky from the late 1700s to now.

“It’s an exhibit that’s designed chronologically,” said Derek Moore, Museum Curator. “It’s a flow of transportation history in Kentucky starting in the late 1700s/early 1800s, moving up to the 2018 Corvette.”

Officials say the exhibit doesn’t focus solely on items or objects made in Kentucky. It tells the story of how things were used in Kentucky and how people interacted with that form of transportation, in addition to the Kentucky-made artifacts like the first Bowling Green built Corvette, a 1943 Ford GPW (Jeep) used during World War II, and the 1993 One-Millionth U.S. built Toyota Camry, which rolled off the line in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The new exhibit will run through May 2018. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids age 6-16 and children age 5 and under as well as active military are free.

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