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National Corvette Museum Celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with Free Admission, Store and Cafe Discounts

 

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – January 9th, 2015 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), and in recognition of those who serve our communities the National Corvette Museum is offering free admission to active and retired law enforcement and their immediate accompanying families Friday, January 9th through Sunday, January 11th.

In addition, the Museum’s Cafe and Corvette Store are offering a 10% discount on purchases through the weekend. To take advantage of this special promotion, simply show proof of service.

National Corvette Museum

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National Corvette Museum Officially begins filling in Sinkhole

 

Ceremonial “First Rock” Tossed Into Hole

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – It’s been seven weeks since construction work on the National Corvette Museum sinkhole began, with the ‘filling of the hole’ process officially starting yesterday, December 29th.

Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode cast the first rock, inscribing ‘Awesome God, Everyone Safe’ on it. “The good Lord let it happen. It was roughly a quarter to six in the morning and we did not have anyone in the museum. No staff, no visitors, no guests. We’re so thankful for that,” Strode said before tossing the first rock into the hole.

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National Corvette Museum Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

 

National Corvette Museum Offers “Free Admission” to Recognize Military, Firemen and Police Officers During November’s “Military Appreciation Month”

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many men and women who have served, and are serving our country.

November is “Military Appreciation Month” at the National Corvette Museum and all military personnel, fire fighters, police officers and their immediate families receive “Free Admission” during the entire month of November.

National Corvette Museum Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

National Corvette Museum Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

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National Corvette Museum Board makes final Decision on Sinkhole and Eight Great Corvettes

 

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting and finalized plans for repair of the Museum’s Skydome building, and the eight Corvettes affected by the February 12th, 2014 sinkhole collapse.

After careful review of additional information and revised plans with price quotes from the construction company, the board voted to completely fill in the sinkhole.

National Corvette Museum loses eight corvettes to sinkhole Collapse in Skydome on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, at 5:44am.

National Corvette Museum loses eight corvettes to sinkhole Collapse in Skydome on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, at 5:44am.

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National Corvette Museum recovers final Corvette from Sinkhole

 

2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Ends Quest to Save Museum Corvettes

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – The last of the “Great 8” Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago, marking the end of the first phase of rebuilding.

“We’re happy to have the completion of our major goal to recover all eight of the Corvettes,” said Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the Museum. “Next week we have a meeting with all the major players, including the construction team, geo-technical firm, cave and karst specialists, engineers, our insurance company and others to review all the findings and have discussions on the next steps and a mutual understanding about rebuilding.”

2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 is the last "Great 8" Corvette to be removed from the sinkhole. (National Corvette Museum)

2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 is the last “Great 8” Corvette to be removed from the sinkhole. (National Corvette Museum)

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National Corvette Museum saves Millionth Corvette Unexpectedly Early

 

Crew Took Opportunity to Grab Car During Sinkhole Prep

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – In an unexpected turn of events, the Millionth Corvette was resurrected from the depths of the sinkhole today.

“Initially there was no intention to bring the Millionth out, but as we got in there and saw more this morning we felt like this might be our best chance,” said Danny Daniel, President of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction.

Danny indicated that they pulled the car by one wheel from where it was lodged and it swung free into the cavern.

Millionth Corvette saved from sinkhole. (National Corvette Museum)

Millionth Corvette saved from sinkhole. (National Corvette Museum)

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Crews salvage third Corvette from sinkhole at National Corvette Museum

 

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, Ky – It’s been almost three weeks since a 40′ wide, 60′ deep sinkhole opened up within the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum, taking eight prized Corvettes with it.

Construction and engineering teams have been hard at work since day one, putting a plan in place for the recovery of the cars and restoration of the building.

The recovery of the three most accessible Corvettes: the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, a 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette and a 1962 Black Corvette commenced on Tuesday with all three cars being successfully saved.

Crews recover a 1962 Corvette from a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum (National Corvette Museum)

Crews recover a 1962 Corvette from a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum (National Corvette Museum)

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National Corvette Museum holds conference on Sinkhole Repair and Car Recovery

 

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – On Wednesday, February 12th, a giant sinkhole collapsed inside the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum. Eight Corvettes fell into the sinkhole and were damage in the incident.

Today, Friday, February 13th, the Museum provided an update on the status of the sinkhole. Mike Murphy of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction led the conference.

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