he Golden Age of Trucking Museum is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 by the late Richard Guerrera of Middlebury, Connecticut. Mr. Guerrera purchased the property shortly after, but passed away before any construction had begun. His widow, Frances Guerrera, followed through on his dream by building the museum and a ribbon cutting was held in September of 2002.
The Guerrera antiques will remain a part of the museum forever. Other displays in the museum are on loan to the museum for one year and are then rotated out so that the exhibits will continue to be new and exciting.
The museum has a display of Crosley cars and collectibles shown in Memory Lane. “Moving History”, a movie about moving the Edaville Railroad from Carver, MA to Portland, ME is shown in Media on West Main. The movie is approximately 35 minutes long, and is shown on request.
Our Founders Gallery is currently displaying, “Trucks and More” featuring watercolors by artist Howard W. Shoemaker from Guilford, CT. Do not forget to see Tractor Mac in the museum too! We have his story books available in our gift shop or you may read them in the children’s area.
You will find an extensive display of antique trucks in the showroom ranging from the early 1900’s until 1974. Mack, GMC, Diamond T, Autocar, White, International, Pierce Arrow, Republic, Jeep, Dodge, and others are all represented in the display.
There are also stock cars from the now closed Danbury Race Arena.
The museum is proud to be displaying three vehicles that were Made in Connecticut; a Locomobile, a Trumbull and a Barker.
Library Lane is a comfortable reading area for our adult visitors.
Interactive Interstate is a children’s area where we have computers, books, puzzles, games, blocks, easels, ride-on toys… There is Volvo cut-away tractor where the children and adults can get into and pretend to be driving. It is a great photo opportunity! There are wiggle cars that the children may ride in the far corner of the museum. They must stay in that area. You may get in to the Fire Truck from the passengers side, but do not open or use the driver’s side door.
Be sure to stop at Waramaug Way to see the antique boats and vanity license plates and help yourself to complimentary refreshments. Please keep your refreshments in the picnic area. You are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy.
Our volunteers are always happy to open a door or lift a hood for you to check out a vehicle, but we ask that you do not touch the displays.
We have memberships available and will apply today’s admission to that if you join today! Just inquire at the office.
Thank you for your patronage, enjoy your visit, please sign our guest book and tell your friends about us!
We ask that you do not touch the trucks, boats or displays. Do not open any doors. If you need assistance please ask a volunteer or at the office. The play area is for the children to enjoy, but we ask that you supervise your children and do not leave them unattended. Please return all games, toys, puzzles, books, blocks… to their places. Thank you!
Museums typically look for liability insurance for people going to museums. Not all museums have liability insurance, you can get your own, call your local/online insurance agent. Find out more about antique trucks at the Antique Truck Club of America and more about antique boats at the Antique and Classic Boat Society websites.