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Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Airport types and flight fanatics often fantasize about the future of transportation, but Richmond Museum's latest exhibit invites us to do the opposite: take a step back from the future and explore our past history of transportation.  Starting Tuesday, July 23rd, On the Move: Richmond’s Transportation Legacy, takes visitors on a journey through time to explore the changing modes of transportation that have shaped the City of Richmond - including the first flights to and from Sea Island's airport. As the exhibit is sponsored by the Airport Authority, I had the chance to check it out on opening day.

The exhibit features key artifacts from Richmond’s rich transportation history, including a piano box buggy-carriage from the late 1800s, historical Richmond city signs and a sampling of car advertisements from the 1940s. Visitors can also venture off to the discovery area, where comfortable Boeing 737 seats offer an unique viewpoint for a number of films on the history and development of transportation including a behind-the-scenes look at YVR.

On the Move: Richmond’s Transportation Legacy runs until January 26, 2014, admission is free. For more information, visit

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