Packard Museum Reopens Feb. 6 with Motorcycle Exhibit

WARREN, Ohio – The National Packard Museum will reopen  to visitors Feb. 6 with the launch of its annual vintage motorcycle exhibit.

“Roll Your Own” features 30 bikes, some restored by owners to their original condition and others assembled from a variety of parts, turned into one-of-a-kind machines. Among those on display will be the only surviving Sylvester & Jones motorcycle, a 1912 Douglas and a 1913 NSU Special.

Among the regional creations are a 1971 BSA A65 Lightning Bobber built by Kinsman’s Robert Bancroft using “too many parts to list” and one by Peter Grakauskas of Avon that was “built piece by piece rebuilding old unused parts.”

Roll Your Own will be at the National Packard Museum through May 22.

“The purpose of the National Packard Museum’s Annual Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit is to educate our visitors about the important and unique role motorcycles have played within the broader story of transportation history,” said Mary Ann Porinchak, the museum’s executive director in a statement. “Our annual exhibit also promotes the preservation, restoration and collection of antique and vintage motorcycles, so that audiences young and old may have the opportunity to learn about and appreciate motorcycle history’s unique story.”

The Packard Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for senior and children under 12. Children under 7 are free.

The museum has been closed since Dec. 8 because of the pandemic.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.