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The Police Museum & Car Show

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Police Museum Car Show The Police Museum & Car Show

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The Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York Police Department, the largest municipal police force in America, founded in 1845. The museum is housed in the former First Precinct building, constructed in 1911. Exhibitions at the museum display the largest publicly accessible collection of NYPD materials including historic police uniforms, communication equipment and vintage weaponry. The museum also hosts many annual events, most notably their largest, the Vintage Police Car Show, which has been held since 2000. The show usually includes vehicles made famous by television shows and films, in addition to classic patrol vehicles and motorcycles. In the past, the exhibition has featured vehicles from The Blues Brothers movie, The Dukes of Hazzard and the 1966 Batman series. The famous Chrysler 1952 Imperial Parade Phaeton often makes an appearance at the event, which was once used by noted dignitaries such as John F. Kennedy. The cars’ owners will be on hand to answer questions, some of whom travel from as far as Florida and California to attend the event.  June 9th, 2012. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Museum entry: $8 for adults.  100 Old Slip, Manhattan. http://www.nycpolicemuseum.org/

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