Farm to Market

Learn about the 1800s' marriage to the carriage

Oh, how we Dallasites love our transportation. We traipse around in giant trucks and SUVs guzzling gas as though we actually have hauling to do. Back in the days of the carriage--which really connotes hauling of the simplest and toughest kind--there was no pay-at-the-pump and no individual seat warming. Beasts of burden pulled those surreys with the fringe...and paved the way for automobiles, the modern beasts of a very different burden. Carriages were classy or utilitarian, chauffeured or self-driven, and some even helped put out fires. Learn about these trailblazers during Going Places, a National Endowment for the Humanities exhibition on transportation at the Old Red Museum, 100 S. Houston St. General admission is $8 and includes admission to Going Places. The exhibition runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 8. Visit oldred.org.
Aug. 29-Oct. 8, 2008

 
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