ONTARIO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MOTOMETER SEMINAR SERIES
As an adjunct to the Ontario County Historical Society (OCHS) Museum Francis G. Clax Motometer Collection Exhibition Francis has been asked to organize and facilitate a series of educational and awareness seminars on motometers for patrons of the exhibit and the general public.
OCHS Museum Executive Director Ed Varno was quite adamant about having an educational component to the exhibit and indeed having the resident expert on the subject and collection owner, Francis Clax lead a discussion series.
Francis has developed a four part monthly seminar series covering the topics of:
#1. MOTOMETERS – WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY WERE THEY NEEDED;
#2. MOTOMETERS AND AUTOMOBILE DEVELOPMENT;
#3. MOTOMETER HISTORY AND LEGACY; and,
#4. MOTOMETERS – HOW DO THEY WORK
The seminar series begins on February 21st at the OCHS Museum located at 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, is scheduled to run about one half hour and is open and free to the public. Space is limited so reserving your spot is highly recommended. Groups are welcome to reserve seating and/or to arrange an exclusive session by calling 585 . 394 . 4975 or by email at www.ochs.org/contact
The four-part series will run its course before moving its next four-month run to the nearby and closely associated Wood Library located at 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: (585) 394-1381 Website address - www.http://woodlibrary.org/
Already regional Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) chapter organizations and other car clubs and benevolent social groups are signing up, reserving places and arranging exclusive Motometer exhibition tours and seminars for their members.
Motometers harkens back to an automotive age largely long gone with the exception of a few collections, the movies, certain museums, and the occasional parade or specialty event like those organized by the AACA. All of today’s vehicles that use either engine temperature gauges or engine related warning lights owe their origins to the early motometers of the Twentieth Century. So, for folks to see hundreds of examples and to learn about from the best source living is a real opportunity and special treat.