Kentucky: Carriage Museum of America|
Posted on Thursday, June 02 @ 01:52:28 MST by iljiana
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
you will discover a wealth of information on the subject
of horse-drawn transportation. The Carriage Museum of
America Library is the foremost collection on the subject.
Carriage Museum of America is a Library
to serve as a source of historically accurate technical information
on animal-drawn vehicles and related subjects. It is the only
full time library dedicated exclusively to the Carriage Industry.
Incorporated in 1978 as a non-profit educational institution.
Located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the library maintains
collections of prints, photographs and blueprints of carriages.
An industrial-sized tufting machine with accessories and a
factory Singer Sewing Machine, used for dash sewing, are some
of the artifacts on view. Also owned is a large collection
of books and carriages given to the Carriage Museum by Ken
Sowles, former president and a founder of the Carriage Museum
of America. A collection of carriage making tools, donated
in memory of Walter Leach, a former trustee, can also be found
among the historic pieces.
The library is open by appointment.
For more information visit: Carriage Museum of America Website