MEDIA ALERT: Model A Drives Into History Center Exhibit Today

For immediate release

Release dated: 
October 15, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson, 651-259-3141, megan.lawson@mnhs.org

MEDIA ALERT: Model A Drives Into History Center Exhibit Today

WHAT: A 1930 Ford Model A, on loan from the Minnesota State Highway Patrol Troopers Association, will be on display in the exhibit American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Nov. 9, 2013 - March 16, 2014. The Model A, manufactured in St. Paul, was the first car used by the Minnesota State Highway Patrol when the agency was established in 1929.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. The car arrives at the History Center loading dock
  • 8:30-10 a.m. The car is wheeled into place inside the exhibit
  • 8:30-10 a.m. Dan Spock is available for interviews

WHERE:  Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul.
Please do not park at the loading dock. Enter through the doors adjacent to the parking lot. An MHS staff person will escort you to the loading dock and exhibit gallery.

INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPS: Watch as the Ford Model A rolls down the hallway of the Minnesota History Center, into the freight elevator, and then drives into place in the new exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

Dan Spock, director of the Minnesota History Center, will be available for interviews