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The Transportation Museum
San Carlos, California

Andrew Mancini, Director

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Transportation Museum Article

February 1, 2018 

 

The Transportation Museum's online exhibits are based on previous museum exhibits or similar, transportation-related exhibits found online, in the media, in other museums, or something else. This exhibit highlights an article published in the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum's newsletter about The Transportation Museum. Have an idea for an online exhibit? Contact the museum and use "Online Exhibit" in the subject line.

Background

Before the 10th Annual Transportation Museum, museum director Andrew Mancini visited 11 other museums​ between San Francisco and Sunnyvale. At each museum, he took notes on the exhibits and then interviewed a volunteer or employee at the museum to learn more about the museum. The goal of the visits was to learn how other museums work, particularly how they design exhibits and how they market themselves to the public. From these visits, Andrew created a 5-year plan for the museum to improve the quality of the exhibits and to attract more visitors. One of the museums he visited was the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum (see below for more information). A volunteer at the Sunnyvale museum, Katharina Woodman, and her husband, attended the 10th Annual Transportation Museum, similarly taking photos and going through each of the exhibits. Ms. Woodman wrote a short article about her experience at the museum and it was published in the Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association's January/February 2018 newsletter, online and in print.

Click here to view the museum newsletter. Scroll down to page 8 or click Ctrl+F to find the article titled "Who says museums are just for old fogeys?"

Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum is a two-story, local history museum located in Heritage Park, in a residential neighborhood in San Carlos. The museum explores the history of Sunnyvale, from the first settlers in the area to the town today. Andrew visited the museum in early 2017 and really enjoyed the realistic dioramas, mural room, and friendly volunteers.

The museum is located at 570 East Remington Drive in Sunnyvale and it is open on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here to visit the museum's website.

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