The New England Auto Museum (NEAM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2007 by Michael and Christine Scheidel to celebrate the automobile and its significant impact on our culture through the preservation and exhibition of automobiles and historical artifacts.

The NEAM Board of Directors are looking at several new locations in Connecticut, as the future home of this museum and educational facility. We are positive that our new location will draw current and future automobile enthusiasts from a wide area and provide a gathering spot for the region’s extensive and active automotive community.


The New England Auto Museum will be a world-class, fun destination that will:

  • organize rotating and permanent collection exhibitions, featuring classic 1900-1960 and significant 1961-1972 cars, period-correct street rods and customs, experimental vehicles and racing cars.
  • set the cars in action—there’s nothing like experiencing a Stanley Steamer warming up and driving off to illustrate the automobile’s development since the powered wagons of the late-19th century.
  • recognize Connecticut’s significant role in the development of the automobile with George Selden’s 1879 patent filing and 1895 granting and New England’s rich automotive heritage.
  • relay the dreams and goals of such automotive pioneers Frank and Charles Duryea and Henry Ford, among others, and the stories of the men and women who built, drove and made history in these famous machines.
  • present design and technological innovations.
  • engage and educate students and all guests through interesting, high-quality automobile and historical artifact exhibits.
  • host student classes, small conferences and moderately sized events and parties.

Please join us in making this dream a reality!