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MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by SusanYaeger » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:15 pm

We are very pleased that the Museum reopened this morning! After being closed 112 days (but who's counting!) it feels great! Kathy & David Tagert were our first visitors, so we are open for business!

Our intrepid volunteers have been hard at work in the past month to finish off the Show Room, Sales Office, Parts Department, and update the old bathroom. There are many new things to see, so we hope you will make a point to come visit this year.

At the current time, the number of people we can allow in the building is limited, so it is recommended that you phone ahead to make a reservation so you won't be disappointed. We are maintaining our regular Tuesday through Sunday open days at this time, but will close at 4pm to allow time for sanitization procedures. So hours are 10am to 4pm.

One of the most wonderful additions to the Museum and the focal point of the new Show Room is five original oil paintings by Rich Eagle. He recreated the five Model Ts featured in Ford's 1917 sales catalog. https://www.mtfca.com/books/1917-catalog/

We are so grateful to Rich for sharing his incredible talent with the Museum. It is a magnificent gift. Another reason to visit because you can't truly appreciate them except 'in person.' But here's a sneak preview!
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Thank you, Rich, and we hope to see many of you soon!

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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by ChrisB » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:52 pm

Susan is right, the only way to see Rich's talent is in person.
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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by KeithG » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:51 pm

Thank you, Rich! You are a very talented man.

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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by perry kete » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:39 pm

Glad to hear that the museum is open again and Rich's paintings look fantastic. Thank you Rich for sharing your talent with our hobby.
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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by Dan B » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:49 pm

Those paintings are treasures. Thank you Rich and MTFCA!
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Post by 2nighthawks » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:31 pm

Susan Yaeger - Richard Eagles' talent is nothing short of "unbelievable", and certainly a wonderful addition to the museum! Thank you Susan for the post!......harold

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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by Duey_C » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:05 am

Thank you for showing us Susan!
Man oh man. Rich, from here they look more like litho's than paintings. Thank you for your gifts.
That Runabout is just wonderful but I'm a bit partial. :)
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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:59 am

I was honored and delighted to add a small part to all the phenomenal work of volunteers and staff on the new additions. The generosity and diligence is so much like the values of the Model T era. It must have been magical to be around the flurry of activity. Trying to find what might be appropriate for a salesman's office I couldn't think of anything better than adding some detail and some subtle color to the wonderful illustrations in the 1917 catalog. Imagine the excitement of the new look after nearly a decade of the brass radiator cars.
I hope to get there soon to see the new additions.
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Post by MWalker » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:51 am

Rich's paintings are the icing on the cake at the new showroom.


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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by Jsteele » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:14 am

Rich, Thank you. What a great addition from a true master.


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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by kevinf » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:27 pm

Wow, Thanks Rich for your support to the museum.
From all of us that hope to one day see them in person,
All the best,
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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by KLTagert » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:54 pm

What a great visit to see the many updates and changes made - it keeps getting better and better. The Staff and Volunteers continue to amaze me with their ideas to invigorate the museum. And Rich Eagles paintings are simply beautiful - stunning - they accent the showroom just right. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful folks who care so much about the Club and members, the Museum, and the Universal Car - the Ford Model T.

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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by david_dewey » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:56 pm

Gratulation’s rich wish I could be there it is a great addition to the museum. Your work is always fabulous
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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:55 am

I still think there is enough room on those walls for every model of every year, This is just an observation!

Rich, Those are simple Beautiful and how appropriate!!!!!

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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by John Warren » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:59 pm

HOORAH, RICH EAGLE A very appropriate place for some of your paintings. Millions will now be able to enjoy them. Thanks as always for sharing, and thanks Susan for the thread. jw
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Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:31 pm

Thanks Guys! I hope the Museum is getting some traffic through there. There is so much to see.
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