The Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum
The Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum features over 140 vehicles ranging from an 1894 model Duryea to a customized 2010 Camaro. The museum also contains three Batmobiles and an 1860 horse-drawn hearse reported to have carried Abraham Lincoln's body. The museum allows visitors to explore the evolution of the American automobile throughout history. Non-car enthusiasts can also enjoy the museum by exploring its additional collections that include case knives, sports memorabilia, dolls, fishing lures Native American artifacts, and pianos.
Backstory and Context
DeVoe Moore opened the Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum in 1996. In 1999 the museum received the AACA's (Antique Automobile Club of America) first place award that annually goes to the number one museum in the United States for automobile preservation. The museum has grown from a collection of 15 cars to over 140 cars located in a 100,000 square ft. facility. The cars and other artifacts featured throughout the museum are donated by private individuals. Operating as a non-profit organization, all admission fees are used to fund the museum and its employees.
"History of the Museum." Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum. Accessed May 7, 2015. https://tacm.com/history-of-museum.