This coming February 3-5, the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC is celebrating its first special weekend opening of 2012. The museum will be open Friday-Sunday, from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m, and will be holding demonstrations and exhibitions of various new machines on display throughout the weekend.
During the special weekend opening, the museum will be honoring the 2011 WTT Annual Motorcycle Raffle Winner, Chris Hemminger from Centreville, MD. Chris was the grand prize winner for the beautifully restored 1936 Harley-Davidson "Knucklehead" Bobber and will be returning to the museum for the first time since he bought the winning ticket in June of 2011 to pick up his new motorcycles. A special presentation will be held on Saturday for Mr. Hemminger, who was notified that he had won the motorcycle while attending his daughters first birthday party.
The museum closed for the 2011 season this past November, and since, it has been a busy few months at Maggie Valley’s anchor tourism attraction. Museum staff have been hard at work, taking on several initiatives to enhance the overall museum experience for their visitors. New displays have been created throughout the museum, and several current exhibitions have been expanded upon. New and enhanced lighting has also been installed throughout the museum providing a better visual experience for guests.
The museum’s interpretational signage has also been expanded, and in mid April, a new Smartphone component is being introduced, which features a QR (quick response) code that links visitors to the museums vast library of video content on hundreds of the rare and historic machines housed within the facility.
The museum, which officially opens for the 2012 season on March 29, has also announced several preliminary weekend openings prior to their season opener, including a special guest appearance and book signing on March 19th by renowned women’s author, Cristine Sommer-Simmons, who is best known for her recent book titled "The American Motorcycle Girls" which highlights over 50 years of women in motorcycling.
For more information on openings and upcoming museum events for 2012, visit www.WheelsThroughTime.com or call the museum at (828) 926-6266.