Cars and Culture of the 1960s

Wheels of Change

March 30-October

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