Yesterday I wrote about the glass dome that we purchased at The Classical Gas Museum in New Mexico. Today I will tell you a little about this museum and the man who created it. I hope that if you are ever in New Mexico and traveling from Santa Fe to Taos....take the low road...68...and near Embudo, NM you will find this unique museum.
|Johnnie Meier; Curator of Classical Gas Museum|
Here's what we found out. Johnnie Meier had retired from working as a scientist at Los Alamos, NM. Now that is impressive! He also did some technology work there. He admits that he is a bit eccentric about his collection and looks at it as art...especially the old gas pumps. They represent our culture and history.
He doesn't charge to go through his museum but there is a jar for donations for the local animal shelter. Some of his items have been used in movies. "No Country for Old Men" and "Wild Hogs" are two of the movies. Some of them have been in commercials too.
I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
Check out these links for more information about the Classical Gas Museum.
Scenic USA New Mexico
Santa Fe Traveler
Santa Fe . com