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Olds Museum offers trip to yesteryear

Olds Museum offers trip to yesteryear Olds Museum Olds Museum
  • On August 26, 2020

By Julie Newell
Associate Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes. Finding a way to entertain those who have been cooped up in their homes is difficult.

One place that is open to the public is the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum at 240 Museum Drive in downtown Lansing.

 “This is a history museum; it’s all dedicated to R.E. Olds,” Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock said.

The museum showcases a collection of cars that were manufactured from 1886 to 2004.

“(R.E. Olds) was the founder of two motorcar companies in Lansing and this is all about his cars,” Adcock said.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

“It might take you 45 minutes to an hour to look and read,” Adcock said. “It’s a great experience.”

There are safety precautions put in place for COVID-19.

“You just have to wear a mask in here and you have to (social) distance,” Adcock said.

According to the museum’s website, admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors (65 and up), students (18 and under or with a valid college ID) and military veterans.

The museum not only showcases cars, but also some Lansing-made lawn mowers.

For a fun and educational activity, Adcock highly recommends the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.

“If you want to experience the best museum that Lansing has, this is it,” Adcock said.

For more information go to or call the museum at (517) 372-0529.