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Classic Motor Museum Planned for St. Michaels by Dick Cooper On a sunny but cold afternoon in mid-February, a big red barn begins moving across the frozen ground a long East Marengo Street. On hydraulic dollies, the barn is heading for its new home at the back of an expansive vacant lot. The move marks the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels’ transition from concept to reality. The relocation of the barn that once served as a storage building for the old St. Michaels Mill is part of Phase One of the museum construction that will include moving the historic Pinkett House from the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay

Maritime Museum to the lot. The historic 1850s house will become the Motor Museum’s office. Organizers say that after further site preparation, a 4,800-squarefoot main building will be assembled on the site that will be large enough to display 18 to 20 vehicles. If all goes as anticipated, the new museum could be ready for visitors by spring of 2015. Two years ago, a cadre of townspeople began looking for ways to stimulate St. Michaels’ economic growth. The town, known for its picturesque harbor, maritime museum, one-of-a-k ind shops and quaint

Watching the storage barn being moved across the lot. 25

April 2014 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times April 2014

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