Located at Blackhawk Plaza, The Blackhawk Museum was established to ensure that significant automotive treasures blending art, technology, culture and history would be exhibit for public enjoyment and educational enrichment. Blackhawk Museum displays about 90 cars, many of which are on loan from Museum friends in many different parts of the world. In every era there have been cars of special artistic and historic significance built to illustrate new ideas in styling, engineering or performance or to satisfy a famous celebrity's individual taste. Many cars found at Blackhawk Museum are one-of-a-kind "rolling sculptures" conceived by the world's leading designers and crafted by the most respected coach building artisans. Visit Blackhawk Museum Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Call 925-736-2280 for more information or visit www.blackhawkmuseum.org.
The Spirit of the Old West
The Spirit of the Old West exhibition tells the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life.
This exhibition was collected and curated by Jerry Fick who was born in 1947 in Redding, Pennsylvania. The son of farmers, Jerry grew up poor, but developed an early fascination with Indians and began collecting Indian artifacts after finding a spear point near the well on his family's homestead. His parents and his grandmother (a full blooded Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indian) fostered his interests in Indians and helped him find and acquire items of interest.
For more information visit www.thespiritoftheoldwest.org.