The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum will once again be presenting a new women’s exhibit at the Crossroads at the Buffalo Chip Campground. This year’s exhibit, called “Through the Years,” will highlight some of the great women of motorcycling from the early 1900s through today—and you can be a part of making it happen.
As part of building this exhibit, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is soliciting help from anyone who knows a deserving woman in the motorcycling community that has not been highlighted in any of the previous women-themed exhibits at the museum. The museum will select two women from each decade to be highlighted in the exhibit.
“We’ll have to look beyond the women who are the most well-known in the industry for this exhibit,” said Christine Paige Diers, executive director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. “Every woman who has been inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame is already highlighted in our current ‘Paving the Way: the Women of the Hall of Fame.’ In addition, we won’t include any of the women we highlighted in our recent ‘First Ladies’ or ‘Motor Maids’ exhibits. That means we’ll be looking at highlighting women who may not have had quite as much publicity in the past.”
If you know of a woman who deserves the recognition that this exhibit will provide, you can e-mail a form to the museum. All of the forms will also be added to the exhibit. “We really want this exhibit to be inclusive and to truly honor women who have made a difference in motorcycling,” said Paige Diers. “We don’t pretend to know everyone who is deserving of inclusion, so we want others to help us out.”
The form, available at www.sturgismuseum.com/assets/file-manager/Through-the-Years-Form.doc, will have a space for a photo and a brief paragraph about the woman. Once received, those forms will be added to the exhibit and placed on the walls along with the rest of the highlighted women.
The exhibit will be on display throughout the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at the Crossroads—a free-access area at the Buffalo Chip Campground. For additional information on the “Through the Years” exhibit and how you can be a part of it, contact Christine Paige Diers at 605-347-2001 or e-mail Christine@sturgismuseum.com.