New London museum plans Pinewood Derby exhibit
The New London Public Museum explores the science and history of the Pinewood Derby in March 2014.
Staff are looking for items related to the Pinewood Derby to put on display. Items needed include cars, photographs, stories, videos and tracks.
For more information on loaning display items to the museum, contact 920-982-8520 or [email protected] In 1953, Cub Scout Pack 280C of Manhattan Beach California, operated by the North American Aviation Management Club held the first Pinewood Derby. Cub master Donald Murphy came up with the idea.
He described his vision for the derby in 1999: “I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father-son relationship and promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition,” he said. NLPM will explore the science and history of the derby this spring.
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The museum is located in the lower level of the New London Public Library, 406 S. Pearl St. and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (year-round) and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Labor Day to Memorial Day). Admission is free.