Exploring the Galleries
Within Gallery I is a 50-seat theater where visitors can view a 10 minute video introducing all of the exhibit galleries.
In addition, Gallery I contains over 30 manual and horse drawn pieces of apparatus, dating from 1725 to 1890. They are American, English, French, and Japanese.
There are a wide variety of engines, ladder wagons, parade carriages, hose wagons, chemical wagons, a fire sled or “pung”, an aerial ladder wagon, and steam powered engines.
Also on exhibit are lithographs, engravings, prints, and paintings. There is a fine display of over 100 insurance fire marks from all over the world.
For specific information on the museum’s major holdings, select a category below.