National Motorcycle Museum Closing Its Doors
After years of preserving motorcycle history and educating enthusiasts, the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, will close its doors in September. Founded in 1989 and relocated to Anamosa in 2001, the museum will hold an on-site auction from September 6-9 to sell its remaining 300-plus motorcycles and over 6,000 Road Art and memorabilia items. The auction, organized by Mecum, will offer a diverse selection of motorcycles ranging from vintage relics to modern Harley-Davidsons, along with a wide range of collectibles, providing an opportunity for enthusiasts to own a piece of motorcycle history. Located in eastern Iowa in the small town of Anamosa, the National Motorcycle Museum has been home to over 500 motorcycles, a great bicycle collection and thousands of pieces of memorabilia. After 22 years in this location the Board of Directors, lead by Chairman Jill Parham, has decided to close the Museum later this year. "We have struggled for several years to cover wages and utilities partly due to low visitation." The Museum is one of about six motorcycle museums in America operated as a non-profit and was established in Iowa by J&P Cycles founders John and Jill Parham. As is proper with closing non-profits, the Museum is using professional counsel during the process.