Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cars, Trees and Traditions exhibition

A great exhibit of 70 Years of Jeep highlighted the 55,000-square-foot Walter P. Chrysler Museum along with the Cars, Trees & Traditions Holiday Exibition.  Eight decades of holiday season celebrations were paired with Chrysler vehicles throughout the Museum. Evergreens featured authentic ornamentation from the early 1900s through the 1980s.

Several Lionel O and O27 gauge model trains spanning several decades were featured among the displays. Several of the box cars, produced by Weaver Ultra Line Cars, highlight current and past Chrysler brands including Dodge, Mopar®, DeSoto and Plymouth. Others spotlight such iconic Detroit institutions as Vernor’s and Stroh’s. The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club ran a trio of trains on a 14’ x 28’ track.

Vehicle progression from horseless carriages to enclosed, more comfortable and better engineered models that helped change the ways in which Americans celebrated the season’s festivities were wonderfully displayed.