MBCA - Peachtree
Registration closed April 29, 2017 12:59 AM on April 29, 2017 12:59 AM EDT Registration ends April 29, 2017 12:59 AM on April 29, 2017 12:59 AM EDT Registration opens November 6, 2016 12:00 AM on November 6, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from November 6, 2016 12:00 AM to April 29, 2017 12:59 AM
Join us for a great day of family fun! Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road? If you have then you’ll want to learn the history of “Tow Trucks” at the:
International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum
The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, a non-profit organization, is home to restored antique wreckers and equipment from the tow truck industry and also plays host to related toys, tools, equipment and photographs. The collection consists of tow trucks from the earliest days of the automobile and includes antique toys, hundreds of photos and memorabilia.
You will need several hours to be able to see everything featured at this museum. On the outside, you can see the Wall of the Fallen dedicated to the men and women who’ve lost their lives in the line of service in the industry. It is a rotating collection which includes older machines built by Manley, Holmes, Vulcan and Weaver. In the Hall of Fame portion, individuals who have made a significant contribution to advancing the industry are honored. The museum includes a theater, library and one of a kind gift shop that sells towing and recovery related souvenirs. There is also a Learning Center used by various organizations all through the year. Tour groups and special events can be arranged with advanced reservations.
Admission to the museum is
- Adults - $10.00 (covered by your registration)
After visiting the museum we’ll head to the Gardens Restaurant at the famous Chattanooga Choo-Choo for lunch.
After lunch you can head back to Atlanta or make a short trip across the mountain to Whitwell Tennessee home of the world-famous Children’s Holocaust Memorial. We’ll be greeted by Sandra Roberts one of the founders of the project who will briefly explain how it all got started. We’ll visit the Children’s Holocaust Memorial at Whitwell Middle School
In 1998, something amazing happened in the town of Whitwell, a small rural community of fewer than 2,000 people nestled in the mountains of Tennessee.
Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper asked language arts teacher Sandra Roberts and associate principal David Smith to begin a Holocaust education class that would be the basis for teaching tolerance and diversity in a voluntary after-school program. When the students, mostly white and Christian, struggled to grasp the concept and enormity of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust, they decided to collect six million paper clips – one for each soul who perished.
The “Paper Clips Project” extended over several years and in 2001 the school dedicated a Children’s Holocaust Memorial, which includes an authentic German railcar filled with a portion of the more than 30 million paper clips they eventually collected. A moving documentary, entitled Paper Clips and originally released theatrically in 2004, captures how these students responded to lessons about the Holocaust and how a committed group of children and educators provided hope and inspiration to countless others around the globe.
Watch the Paper Clips film trailer below:
We’ll begin our journey to Chattanooga by meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Chick-fil-A at 830 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw,GA 30144. From here we will caravan up I-75 to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Registration is $10.00 per person.