Here at Bangshift, you know we love big, old trucks, and we especially love the ones that were used to help save lives. Recently, we visited the Bare Cove Fire Museum in Hingham, MA to view their collection of antique firefighting apparatus and memorabilia. Back when I was a kid, I visited this museum a few times with school and family, and I used to see the trucks in various parades throughout the years. As a budding gearhead, these trucks fascinated me and I always appreciated the effort it took to keep these pieces of rolling history up and running. Amid preparations for Hingham’s annual Independence Day parade, the museum’s staff graciously opened the doors to us, and gave us an exclusive look at their extensive collection. Check it out!
If you liked the pictures, and you’re local and want to see the museum for yourself, please visit the Bare Cove Fire Museum’s webpage for museum hours and contact information. You can also become a member of the museum, which gives you access to help wrench on the trucks, and even learn to drive them! It’s very cool to see people preserving the history of these amazing machines. An extra special thank you to Geri Duff and Dave Clark for spending the evening with us and showing us the collection!