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The Merrick Auto Museum

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Museum History

The Merrick Auto Museum was incorporated in 1992 by Jim and Richard Merrick. The Merricks were avid automobile enthusiasts with a passion for both the hobby and history of the industry. They started the collection with 11 fully restored antique automobiles. Over the years, they transformed the small car collection into a large car collection, full research library, and automobile memorabilia.

The Collection

Today over 130 antique automobiles ranging from early 1900’s to the 1980’s. The collection encompasses mostly American made electric, steam and gas automobiles. Marques include all common makes: Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, but the latest focus has been the more rare orphan names such as: Mier, Gasmobile, Kearns, and Smith Flyer. With the participation of Russell Merrick , some of the foreign marques include Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Merrick Auto Museum is to provide education on the invention process and early development of the Automobile. By the accumulation of restored collectable vehicles and an extensive research library, we can teach this information to the general public and particularly automotive enthusiasts.

Research Services

The Merrick Auto Museum Library contains a large collection of automotive research material including sales literature, owner’s manuals, illustrated parts books, automobile magazines, other promotional information. Our library staff can perform research for restorers and enthusiasts with photocopies and/or reports provided. Fees for this service are $15 per hour (min. 1 hr.). Photocopies will be charged at $0.35 per 8-1/2” x 11” page. We accept Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.

Museum Hours

The Merrick Auto Museum Library only is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. The Auto Museum is currently only open to the public by appointment. Group tours are available on weekends by special arrangement.

Contact Info

Merrick Auto Museum
PO BOX 188
Alda, NE 68810


Meet our Team

Ricardo A.Monarch Windows & Doors
In a time that customer service is lacking in the US, it is extremely refreshing to find people and companies that reinforce the "customer centric" mentality and they should be recognized.
Maria Delgado

Maria Delgado

Parts & Service Manager

(800) 568-7423 ext. 188

Stacia Smith

Stacia Smith

Sales Representative

(800) 568-7423 Ext. 136

(308) 384-1780 Ext. 136

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