TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum is hosting a special day for kids and families on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include exciting activities for the whole family. For those attending the Southwest Harbor Flamingo Festival, this is the perfect opportunity to swing by Seal Cove to check out the museum’s collection following the Flamingo parade and activities.
Kids will be inspired by this special tour designed just for them. They will learn about the antique autos and motorcycles, hearing the stories of how innovation was an important part of the social and industrial changes occurring across the country during the early 1900s. The tours will highlight a number of the unique and charming features found on the cars, like a horn that plays songs, as well as some intriguing stories associated with the vehicles and their illustrious histories.
Throughout the day, kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to go for rides in the museum’s 1922 Ford Model T Depot Hack, as well as see demonstrations of a 1908 electric car and an 1886 Benz three-wheeled motorwagon. Also, there will be games such as toy car races, Legos and the chance to dress up and get photographs taken in clothing from the early 1900s.
When stomachs start to rumble, hot dogs, popcorn and lemonade will be available for purchase. The Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck will be at the museum from 1-3 p.m., offering free ice cream in exchange for donations to the museum.
Kids 15 years old and under will get free admission to the museum for the day, as well as a grab-bag filled with balloons, stickers, candy and more.
The mission of the Seal Cove Auto Museum is to tell the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile. The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 1 to Oct. 31 and offers programs and events throughout the winter season.