The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum amp; Hall of Fame will exhibit three of the four motorcycles featured on the new “American Motorcycle” postage stamp series during the 2006 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The three motorcycles depicted on the stamps are owned and ridden by members of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America a 1918 Cleveland, 1940 Indian Four and a 1965 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide. The fourth stamp, a drawing of a 1970s chopper, was created by an artist and will not be included in the Museum exhibit.
“How appropriate to have the actual motorcycles featured on the stamps on exhibit here,” said Museum Executive Director Pepper Massey-Swan. “The motorcycles depicted are an enduring part of our nations history and relate specifically to our mission to preserve the great history of motorcycling.”
Another connection to the stamps is the building where the museum is located. It was built in 1937 and in its previous life was the old Sturgis Post Office.The four “American Motorcycle” postage stamps will be unveiled in Sturgis at a stamp dedication ceremony on August 7, and will be available for First-Day-of-Issue purchase and cancellation the same day.
The Museum will be open during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (except for Sunday, August 6th when the Museum closes at 5:00 p.m.) Admission is $5 per person, $4 for persons 65 and older. Children are admitted free of charge (must be accompanied by a paying adult). For further information visit www.sturgismuseum.com.