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National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa Announces Plans to Close

The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa on Saturday announced plans to permanently close later this year.

The museum has been home to over 500 motorcycles, a bicycle collection and thousands of pieces of memorabilia. After 22 years in this location, however, the Board of Directors, lead by Chairman Jill Parham, has decided to close the Museum later this year. The Board says they have struggled for several years to cover wages and utilities partly due to low visitation.

The museum is one of about six motorcycle museums in America operated as a non-profit and was established in Iowa by J&P Cycles founders John and Jill Parham.

As is proper with closing non-profits, the museum is using professional counsel during the process. Owners of loaned motorcycles have been contacted, motorcycles that belong to the museum will be liquidated at auction to pay bills. Much of the Parham Collection will be sold as well.

If you would like to be informed of the sales, go to the museum’s website and sign up for email at www.nationalmcmuseum.org.

The tentative closing date is set for September 5, 2023.

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