20191104_192937Our Museum Project

When we began this group three years ago, our goal was to have a museum in place within five years. A lofty goal, but we felt it was doable. I’m happy to say that we will meet that goal by 2021, in time for the 100th anniversary of the start of the Shelby Cycle Frame Builders, which became the Shelby Cycle Company.

Our Shelby Police Chief Lance Combs has offered the lobby of the police station to create a bicycle museum. We are very excited about the project because it will hopefully pave the way to a more permanent exhibit. The police department is part of the Shelby Judicial Center complex, which was built on the site of the original cycle factory. He appreciates the history of the site and is giving us free reign in designing the space. The lobby will be open 24/7 with the security we require to house an exhibit at minimal cost.

How can you help?

Join us in the planning process. Even if you aren’t living close by, you can still participate. Contact us at shelbycyclehistory@gmail.com

Make a cash donation. We will be pursuing grants to help fund the project, but most grants include some cash match to obtain funding.

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Loan or donate items to the museum. Loaned items can be returned at any time. Donations may be tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3. Anything that illustrates the history of the bicycle companies is acceptable.

Thank you for your interest in Shelby bicycles and in preserving the memory of a vital part of Shelby’s history.