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A DRIVE Through History: Alberta’s DRIVE exhibition showcases auto history

Edmonton, Alberta — A new initiative from the Alberta government is giving the public a glimpse into automotive history as the DRIVE: Reimagining the Ride exhibition prepares for launch next Wednesday.

Having loaned 12 vehicles from the 1890s to the 1990s from the Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Remington Carriage Museum (RAM), the provincial government is aiming to tell the story of automotive innovation and creativity through this gallery-style event.

Making use of RAM’s 1,100 square metre feature gallery, the exhibition will show off some of earliest car models in history, as well as solar-powered technological marvels and pop culture icons like the DeLorean.

“DRIVE: Reimagining the Ride takes visitors on a journey through the human need to move, to innovate, to make mistakes and try new approaches,” said Minister of Culture and Status of Women, Ron Orr.

“It is a celebration of the spirit of ingenuity and the diverse collections of our historic sites and museums. I encourage Albertans to take a road trip through history to take in this stunning exhibition.”

The exhibition also includes a Tinker Garage where visitors of all ages can participate in hands-on activities with a changing theme every month.

DRIVE: Reimagining the Ride will be open to visitors until April 30, 2023. Entry to this feature exhibition is included with general admission.

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