Guest Author: Roy W. Smolens Jr., science writer, Arizona SciTech
Be sure to pack up the kids, car enthusiast friends, family and dogs and head to downtown Phoenix for this head-turner of a free event – on February 7th from 10:00am-4:00pm, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will host the 8th annual classic car show. “Motoring Thru Time: Where the Transportation Past Meets the Future”.
It is held annually at the Heritage Square, Phoenix’ own “past meets the present” block of downtown space.
Have you thought of transportation as art, design, technology and or innovation? Well, here is where STEM innovation meets nostalgia, art, design and history! Early automobile technology and science will be out in force with more than 100 vehicles [cars, motorcycles, bicycles, fire engines, travel trailers] on display with a lovely backdrop of early Phoenix architecture providing a wonderful location to appreciate innovation throughout transportation history.
In addition, Heritage Square includes some of Phoenix’s oldest homes. The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department do a wonderful job of transporting you back to 1895 “downtown Phoenix”. The Rosson House Museum is a 10-room, 1895 Victorian home on what used to be known as Block 14 during the days when Arizona was a territory. Heritage Square includes other historic homes and buildings but the juxtaposition of the world-class restaurants and the modern architecture of the Arizona Science Center and Phoenix Museum of History and Science truly make this location a STEM wonder.
Heritage Square & Science Park, a facility of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, is located at 6th St. & Monroe in downtown Phoenix. It’s within walking distance of light rail stations at 3rd St. & Washington/Jefferson and Central/1st Ave. and Van Buren.