Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Exhibit Runs: April 5 - June 28, 2015
Special EventSaturday, June 27, 2015 10am-5pm 30+ VINTAGE TRAILERS IN THE PARKING LOT
April through June’s exhibit will take you to a unique destination; yesterday. At our museum, RV means Retro Vintage and we will have some of the coolest camping trailers you will see assembled in one place. Come out and see for yourself our first class selection of unique and rare trailers.
On display: 1924 Chevrolet Housecar, 1936 Kaycraft Kampster Tear Drop Trailer, 1947 Maybee Tent & Awning Co. Umbrella Tent, 1954 Ranger, 1954 Jewel, 1958 Alaskan Camper & 1959 Chevy Apache Truck, 1962 Airstream Globetrotter, 1969 Dodge Corey Cruiser, 1976 Airstream Overlander. Plus, these trailers are all decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot.
Our 3rd annual signature event will be on June 27th in the parking lot. We will have 30+ beautiful trailers for you to view and tour along with their owners and in most cases, the vintage cars that tow them. Donation is $10.00 which gets you into the parking lot for the Vintage Trailer Tours and entrance into the museum filled with 60+ classic cars. You do not want to miss this incredible event!
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Friday, May 8 | Pixars "Cars" 8pm-10pm
Plus Live Safari Reptile Show - starts at 6:30
June 12 | Grease
July 10 | The Love Bug
It’s summertime and you are stuck in town but you want to go out and do something fun. I know! Let’s go to Movies at The Murphy!
For our first Movie Might of the summer on May 8th we have somethong special, a LIVE interactive and hands-on Safari Reptile Show before the movie. The reptile show will last 45 minutes and include the likes of snakes, tortoises, a 4ft monitor lizard and a giant frog named "Jabba".
Bring the family on select Friday nights during the summer and enjoy an outdoor movie. We’ll supply the movie you supply your own chair and blankets. Admission is $10.00 for adults; kids 12 and under get in free. Special theater seating for Members. Come on down to see the movie, cars inside the museum and the massive train display. Something for everyone! Movies will be G or PG or non rated for 1950’s movies.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
We love Mom. What special treat do you have planned for her this year? (PSSSST-bring Mom to The Murphy on this day and we will give her a red rose and let her in for free). After all, everyone knows Mom means Mom Overjoyed @ The Murphy.
Doesn’t every Mom want to spend time with her family in a place where there is something for everyone? You know, cars for the Dad, tri-counties largest train layout for the Kids and, during this month, a Vintage Trailer exhibit for Mom to enjoy. She’ll be thanking you for months to come and probably make your favorite meal that night. Gee, thanks Mom.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
We love Dad. What special treat do you have planned for him this year? Not another tie or a jar of mixed nuts! In the old days, you could ask him to give you some money and you would go to the store and buy him a pack of smokes and say “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!” Everyone was happy. Dad is onto you these days. That trick won’t work anymore plus, today’s dad probably doesn’t smoke. So, get Dad and bring him to The Murphy.
We’ll let him in free as long as you’re coming with him and he will love looking at the Glamping exhibit with the cool trailers and cool vintage cars that pull them, plus all of the super cool vintage cars in the large showroom. Oh, and don’t forget to tell him we have a massive train display for his inner child.
Exhibit Runs: July 5 - September 27, 2015
Special EventCorvette Show in the parking lot-TBD
Don't miss our Corvette exhibit, displaying Corvettes spanning all six generations. Plus the history covering this great American sports car, from inception to the current C7.
Some of our iconic Corvettes
Exhibit Runs: October 4 - December 27, 2015
Special EventCars & Christmas Holiday Celebration & Mopar Car Show-TBD
When you talk about the history of Mopar, Chrysler fans are eager to talk your ear off about the NASCAR career of the Chrysler FirePower and 426 Hemi V-8s, Max Wedge 413 or the Ramcharger. But the history goes back all the way to 1928 when the Chrysler Corporation bought Dodge Brothers, thus was born the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929. We have some marvelous cars: Chrysler, Plymouth, DeSoto, Dodge and Imperial. Gear up and stay tuned-in for the date of our Car & Christmas Holiday Celebration and Mopar Car Show!
Our Marvelous Mopars
2016 Exhibits & Events
Exhibit Runs: December 27- March 27, 2016
Special EventAir-Cooled Automobiles Show in the parking lot-TBD
Chances are you've seen a car with one, even if you didn't recognize it. The beauty of the air-cooled engine is it's simplicity, light weight, reliability and low cost. From the most iconic air-cooled engine of the Porsche 911 to the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, learn all about the history of the air-cooled engine and the spectacular cars that house them.
Exhibit Runs: April 3 - June 26, 2016
Special EventVINTAGE TRAILER TOURS IN THE PARKING LOT-TBD
Come out for our 4th Annual Vintage Trailer Show and see for yourself our first class selection of unique and rare trailers and camping memorabilia.
Exhibit Runs: July 3 - September 25, 2016
Special EventVV Car Show in the parking lot-TBD
Coming in 2016, classic VW bohemian beauties like early Beetles, a Westphalia Camper and a Thing, plus many more groovy VeeDubs in this psychedelic exhibit at The Murphy Auto Museum.
Exhibit Runs: October 2 - December 18, 2016
Special EventCar Show in the parking lot-TBD
The Murphy Auto Museum is celebrating Pickups & Station Wagons, some of the greatest contributions that Detroit gave the American motoring public. Pickup trucks and station wagons are uniquely American. No other country in the world has matched the their appeal and utility. The Italians gave the world sexy sports cars; the Japanese, fuel efficient economy cars and the Germans, high performance and luxurious highway cruisers. But only America produced pickups and station wagons better than anybody else.