Have you ever heard of the Stanley family? Well, if you haven't, you might want to keep reading because they were a pretty amazing family!
The Stanley Museum is a great chance for kids and the family to learn about the genius of this particular American family. You see, if you've ever heard of the "Stanley Steamer" automobile, you have Francis Edgar Stanley to thank for it. It was actually manufactured by him and his twin brother Freelan Oscar Stanley.
The Stanley Dry Plate was also created by these two very smart brothers, and a violin making business was also crated by Freelan, and his nephew.
If that wasn't enough, the twins sister AND her daughter were exceptional and very important photographers and painters, capturing rural turn of the century American life.
So, with a visit to The Stanley Museum, you can learn all about this fascianting and historically important family through the collections. Within these collections you can learn about all facets of the Stanley family history through memorabilia and displays.
You can even see examples of the Stanley steam cars dating back as far as 1905! History really will come to life as you can face to face with the artistic talents of this exceptional family.
If there was ever a museum to inspire kids into being anyone they want, and achieving anything they want, The Stanley Museum can certainly be that place. It's filled with achievements many wouldn't have thought possible, and kids can enjoy a day of learning, inspiration, and intrigue.
So kids - what will you set out to achieve after your day out at this great museum? We believe in you!
$2 (ages 12-18)
You can adopt your favorite Stanley Museum Steam Car, where you just choose a car in the collection and your name will be placed on a stand in front of it, and also on the website. It's an annual donation, but your donation goes towards looking after that special piece of history!
There are plenty of places in the area for you to grab something to eat before or after your visit to this great museum
They were established as a foundation for education, and students will learn a lot about the history during a field trip. Just call to talk to staff about field trip options
They have a shop where you can pick up gifts and novelties, clothing, and of course plenty of historical literature and other items.
Give them a call to ask about accessibility of the exhibits - they will be happy to help!
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11am - 4pm
Year round, Closed Monday and weekends Nov - Apr, and Mondays only May - Oct
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