Cars and Culture of the 1960s
Wheels of Change
The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, political assassinations and the emerging "generation gap."
In stark contrast to the 1950s the Auto-Industry also saw dramatic changes. Styling, safety, size and so much more evolved. Come and Explore Wheels of Change: Cars & Culture of the 1960s.
Wheels: Women and Independence, 1900 – 1920
Celebrate the Suffrage Centennials at the Saratoga Automobile Museum with us this year!
This groundbreaking exhibit showcases the experiences of seven pioneer female automobile enthusiasts, with New York State as the starting point for their adventures.
At the time, women represented less than 10% of licensed drivers, and “autoing” was definitely not for the faint of heart.
Each woman has her own unique story to tell, with a passion for motoring at center.
Here is the list of women that will be highlighted and their "mini" title (connection to the automobile.)
Wheels: The Jewel Sisters – Acting, Activism, and Automobiles
Izetta Jewel Kenney Brown Miller
Hazel May Jewel Kenney Godwin Horne
Wheels: House Calls - Medicine and Politics
Dr. Elizabeth Van Rensselaer Gillette
Wheels: Banned! Women and Racing
Joan Newton Cuneo
Wheels: Westward - From Hell Gate to the Golden Gate
Alice Taylor Huyler Ramsey
Wheels: “The Car, The Girl, and The Wide, Wide World”
Blanche Stuart Scott
Wheels: Driving for Freedom
Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Davis Walker, better known as Madam C. J. Walker