A brand new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that was buried in the Tulsa, Oklahoma courthouse lawn with plans to be unearthed in 2007 to celebrate the city's bicentennial.
Welcome to our Miss Belvedere exhibit, where visitors can experience the incredible story of one of the most famous cars in automotive history. Miss Belvedere is a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that was buried in a time capsule in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1957, with the intention of being unearthed in 2007. However, when the car was finally unearthed, it had suffered significant damage due to water infiltration.
The exhibit features the actual Miss Belvedere car. Visitors can see the rusted and weathered car up close, marveling at the eerie beauty of its ruined exterior and the poignant symbolism of its damaged condition.
In addition to the car itself, the exhibit also features a range of multimedia exhibits and interactive displays that allow visitors to explore the history and significance of Miss Belvedere in greater depth. Visitors can learn about the car's original burial, the controversy and speculation that surrounded its eventual unearthing, and the many different theories and interpretations that have emerged in the years since.
The exhibit also provides a rich historical context for Miss Belvedere, exploring the cultural and social landscape of the 1950s and the many different factors that contributed to the car's enduring legacy. Visitors can learn about the rise of the automobile industry, the role of cars in American culture, and the many different ways that people have interpreted and reimagined the Miss Belvedere story over the years.
Overall, our Miss Belvedere exhibit is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the history of automobiles, the cultural significance of cars, or the fascinating stories that can emerge from seemingly ordinary objects. Whether you are a dedicated car enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates the power and mystery of great artifacts, this exhibit is sure to engage and inspire you.
Hear the Stories of our Artifacts
as told by Wayne, the Museum owner