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"America on the Move"


Coming November 22
to the National Museum of American History

The Vermont in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's 'America on the Move' exhibit Horatio Nelson Jackson's 1903 Winton touring car, the "Vermont," will be a major artifact displayed in America on the Move, a new exhibition opening at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on November 22. The 26,000-square-foot exhibition will anchor the General Motors Hall of Transportation and will feature more than 300 other transportation artifacts — from an 1810s National Road marker to the 199-ton, 92-foot-long "1401" locomotive to a 1970s shipping container — showcased in period settings.

In America on the Move, the Vermont is lost somewhere in Wyoming. Sewall K. Crocker attempts to pull the car out of yet another mud patch, while Horatio Nelson Jackson and Bud look on. You can see more images of the Vermont at the Smithsonian in the image gallery.

Designed to allow visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and experience transportation as it shaped American lives and landscapes, the America on the Move exhibition features 19 different sections. Organized chronologically, the show explores historical moments, from the coming of the railroad to a California town in 1876, to the role of the streetcar and the automobile in creating suburban communities, to the transformation of a U.S. port by containerized shipping in the 1960s. As they travel through the show, visitors will be able to walk on 40 feet of original Route 66 pavement from Oklahoma, board a 1950s Chicago Transit Authority Car, and, through multi-media technology, experience a "commute" into downtown Chicago on a December morning.

Learn more about the America on the Move exhibition at the National Museum of American History Web site.