The Thrasher Carriage Museum
â€śMake the Journey
Extension Front Brougham
Queen Body Phaeton
Tub Cart or Governess Cart
6 and Under FREE
Mar - Dec
10 am - 4 pm Wed - Sat
Noon - 3 pm Sun
From the East:
Take Interstate 68 to Exit 34. Bear right off the exit. At the first traffic light get in the middle lane to go straight. At the second traffic light get in the left lane to make a left turn. Continue on Route 40 which is Main Street through two more traffic lights. After the second light on Main Street a Dominos Pizza shop is on the right. Make a right at this shop onto Depot Street. Continue to the bottom of the hill and the Thrasher Carriage Museum is on the left. Park in the lot at the museum.
From the West:
Take Interstate 68 to Exit 34. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp. At the first traffic light get in the left lane to make a left turn. Continue on Route 40 which is Main Street through two more traffic lights. After second light on Main Street a Dominos Pizza shop is on the right. Make a right at this shop onto Depot Street. Continue to the bottom of the hill and the Thrasher Carriage Museum is on the left. Park in the lot at the museum.
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CARRIAGE WHEELS AND WHIRLIGIGS
Program explores the history of the wheel with emphasis on the evolution of the wheel in carriage making. The craftsmanship, design, and decoration of the carriage wheel is included in the tour. Students design a whirligig (an old fashion toy) to resemble a carriage wheel.
LONG JOURNEY WESTWARD
Students will be divided into groups of four or five for hands-on activities to explore westward travel. Activity #1 is packing for the long journey westward. Students will be given a wooden box to pack with possible supplies for their trip. The groups must decide which of these supplies to pack for the trip. They will be given more supplies than will fit in the box. After deciding and packing their box, the students will present their decisions to the rest of the groups telling them why they chose the supplies they did. Then, museum staff will describe each item and its importance to families traveling west on the National Road.
In Activity #2 students will use a map of the National Road to complete a variety of tasks.
In Activity #3 students will complete a scavenger hunt in the museum to identify various types of vehicles
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY MINUTES
Students explore early means of transportation with hands-on activities. In small groups students make and design early forms of transportation such as wagons, hot-air balloons, bicycles, and more.
TRAVEL THE NATIONAL ROAD
Students will hear the story of "The Great American Race" - a race between a train and a stagecoach. Discover the types of vehicles and the types of people who traveled the National Road. Students will complete activity sheets of their discoveries and w...+ [ Read all ]
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