Free Fun Friday
We hosted our first Free Fun Friday on July 12, 2013. Free Fun Fridays offer free admission to 60 cultural venues all over Massachusetts this summer and is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. The museum hosted upwards of 1,700 visitors of all ages throughout the day who came from near and far to enjoy children’s activities, cultural programs, and the great lawn during extended museum hours. Blake Jordan, Highland Street Foundation’s Executive Director, said, “Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a perfect example of why we created the Free Fun Fridays program – it’s such a great venue that so many children and adults enjoy visiting. We are very happy that the museum’s first year with Free Fun Fridays was such a success and we look forward to partnering again next year.”
Museum visitors had the opportunity to view the current exhibition, Patina, Provenance & Originality, which features exceptional examples of important original, preserved and restored automobiles and racecars. The museum also houses the permanent collection of Anderson Cars, known as one of the most significant collections of historic cars in the Western Hemisphere. Children’s activities included a “build your own race car” table and a meteorite display provided by the Clay Center Observatory. A 1956 MG was parked outside, giving guests the unique opportunity to sit in and be photographed with a rare and beautiful car. Visitors were treated to a Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi dance performance by the esteemed danseuse Neena Gulati and the Triveni Dancers.