Recieved this email today about the Wheels Through Time Museum. They will close their doors on August 1, 2008 and will cut back hours on May 1, 2008 to prepare for their move. No indication of where they are moving to.
P.O. Box 790 / Maggie Valley, NC 28751
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 24, 2008
CONTACT: Matt Walksler, Director of Public Relations
PHONE: (828) 926-6266
FAX: (828) 926-9158
Wheels Through Time is Shifting Gears
(Maggie Valley, NC)
Wheels Through Time would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the beautiful mountain region of Western North Carolina that has given it the opportunity to flourish as an international center for transportation culture and history. During its tenure in Western North Carolina, the museum has become a central hub for information and interpretation of the cultural significance of the American Motorcycle, from the earliest days of the 20th century to the modern motorcycle enthusiast of today. We thank all that have assisted Wheels Through Time in fulfilling its mission to educate and inspire a diverse, multi-generational audience as to the history of American Transportation.
In less than six years, Wheels Through Time has become a benchmark of American cultural history, hosting over 280,000 visitors from over 140 countries and all 50 states. The museum has been featured in countless national and international publications, as well as on national television on over 30 occasions. Through its high regard for hostmanship, its world-wide marketing efforts, and its world-class presentation of America's rarest transportation artifacts, Wheels Through Time will leave an impact on Western North Carolina that will be felt for years to come.
As new objectives lie on the horizon, it has been decided that Wheels Through Time will be relocating out of North Carolina. Current plans to revolutionize the museum and its programs are under way, and we look forward to sharing this progress with the world.
Wheels Through Time has been proud to be a part of Western North Carolina's tourism industry, and is honored to have served the great population of WNC as one of its most historical attractions.
(For more information and regular updates, visit the museum's website, located at http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/.)