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National Automobile Museum Reopens After Arson Fire Closure

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After nearly two weeks since an arson fire caused the National Automobile Museum to close its doors, the popular northern Nevada attraction will reopen this Wednesday, July 2, at 9 a.m.  The Museum is reaching out for support and asking the community to visit the Museum, shop in the museum store or become a member in person or online, or make a tax-deductible donations by mail or online. NAM is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on these sources of support. While the museum has insurance, its expenses from the fire, including insurance deductibles and other items are currently exceeding $40,000.

The museum is anxious to resume daily business and is reopening before all repair work is completed.  Visitors will witness the damaged 1969 Ed Roth Custom Trike, an unfinished wall, bare concrete floor and patched carpet, all of which will be resurfaced after hours when the new carper order arrives.  

“While we have all been saddened that someone would vandalize this important community resource, the kind wishes from people locally and across the country have been humbling and inspiring,” said Jackie Frady, executive director of NAM. “We look forward to opening our doors before the busy July 4 weekend and encourage everyone to come by and show their support.”

The museum has been closed to the public to allow for ongoing cleanup and repair since the early morning arson fire Friday, June 20, which caused damage to the main entrance and the 1969  Ed Roth Custom Trike, and extensive smoke damage. After it reopens this Wednesday, July 2, the museum will resume normal operating hours of Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Some repairs will be underway over the next month.  

For more information about the National Automobile Museum, visit www.automuseum.org, find it on Facebook or follow it on Twitter.

From Draper Strategies
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