Easter weekend in St. Michaels means the start of the season, and this year began with a classic car parade put on by the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels, a new project that is already an exciting addition to our town. The group has restored the town’s historic Pinkett House for use as a welcome center and office, and their site on East Marengo St. next to the winery, the brewery and the distillery at the Old Mill complex is a winner. This summer, they’ll be building a 4800 sq ft car barn that will house rotating exhibits of up to 20 cars at a time. It will be the only museum of its kind on Delmarva, and it’s right here in St. Michaels.
But it’s about more than cars – it’s a motor museum, so don’t be surprised to see exhibits of boat motors, trains, motorcycles and more. The group has far-reaching goals ranging from creating vocational opportunities for youth in the classic car industry to hosting rallies and rides around the region. Ultimately, they’d like the Museum to be able to support St. Michaels community organizations financially.
And yes, there was an Easter Bonnet contest too! Pretty cool start to the season, St. Michaels!