Motorcycle Memories will be on exhibit through June 2 in the Boyd Gallery at the Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave. The exhibit, which was first presented in 2008, features vintage motorcycles and photographs exploring the “art of the motorcycle” in Fort Smith and the region from the 1940s through present day.
Motorcycle Memories will feature the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Fort Smith native Leroy Winters when he won the 1956 Jack Pine Enduro, continuing a successful national motorcycle racing career. As winner of the Jack Pine Enduro, Winters was named the National Endurance Champion for 1956. The Winters Motorcycle is on loan from the AMA Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio. Also featured are two motorcycles ridden by Leroy Winters in international races and three motorcycles re-built and maintained exclusively by Robert Winters.
Programs associated with the exhibit will be available to area students during April and May.
In conjunction with the Steel Horse Rally, the Motorcycle Memories program will be presented at 1 p.m. May 4 and 5 at the museum. The museum also will host a motorcycle show on the street in front of the museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5. Admission is a recommended $15 donation. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycle-show-tickets-44705472271?aff=efbeventtix to register for the show beginning at 8 a.m. May 5.
"Burgers and Beer" also will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 with food sponsored by First National Bank.
Visit www.fortsmithmuseum for information.