Have you ever wondered what it takes to sustain a legacy? The answer is people just like you.
In 2016, our Founder Dale Walksler introduced our Lifetime Donorship program to help sustain the long-term growth of the museum and the ongoing effort to educate our visitors on the history of the American Motorcycle. The program opens a way for you to move from a casual observer to an active participant.
By becoming a Donor, you become a special part of the museum family, and your generous gift ensures that the museum’s vision, passion, and mission moves forward year after year.
MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The museum focuses entirely on American made motorcycles, from well-known names such as Harley-Davidson and Indian to more obscure companies such as Excelsior, Thor, Wagner, the one-off Traub, often dubbed the “World’s Rarest Motorcycle” and more. In addition to the motorcycles, there are unusual homemade mechanized creations and one of the nation’s largest collections of memorabilia, accessories, and parts.
Started by Museum Founder Dale Walksler in 1969 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the collection moved to Mt. Vernon Illinois in 1977 where it was housed at the Harley-Davidson dealership founded by Dale. As the collection matured it became obvious the potential for a truly incredible museum was at hand. In 2002, the collection moved to its present location in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. A 501c3 not-for-profit status was attained, and Wheels Through Time was on its way to preserving forever a most unique aspect of our American history.