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Old 12-05-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs Up Future Saturn Museum in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Saw this article...and I thought I would post this here. Apparently, there is a former Saturn employee in Spring Hill named Donald Parent. He has a website set up to start funding to build a Saturn Museum in Spring Hill.

I thought it may be cool to post this info here and see if, we as the Saturnfans.com community can help this become a reality.

More info here: www.Springhillautomuseum.org

News story: http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=11569099

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Old 12-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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I think it could be a good idea if it takes off. But it makes you wonder, what is this guy going to put in there and how is he going to obtain many of the historical Saturn items, not to mention probably a hefty startup cost? Such things as maybe the first Saturn, the lost foam casting molds, and other historical artifacts and documents that are found in the previous Welcome Center in Sping Hill. I'd really like to see it happen, but it's going to take the help of many Saturn fans and maybe GM Spring Hill employess that still remain loyal to what Saturn was, I don't see many others really caring much about it outside of this group. Maybe he can get a good deal on the once Welcome Center

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Future Saturn Museum in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Not sure how it would be fiscally possible - Short of the factory underwriting the operational costs and capital it'd take to make it, it'd never make money. The Corvette Museum can draw people but a Vette has that special following. (When I went to it, it was almost empty.) In 50 years, people won't even remember Saturn (Nash).

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:05 AM   #4
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In 50 years, people won't even remember Saturn (Nash).
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We just need a catchy song.

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Old 12-06-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: Future Saturn Museum in Spring Hill, Tennessee

It would be a lot of work and I don't know if he's up for it (now is probably not a great time), but I had sent a VERY brief email to Charlie to keep an idea in mind for a Saturn virtual museum sometime down the road.

I did not offer any specifics, but I have a couple of thoughts:
A section could contain a virtual showroom for all the models, such as they have online for existing cars, where you can move the camera view everywhere inside and outside each vehicle.
An "owner's" section with pics of customized and/or unique Saturns.
Timelines could be included for major events in Saturn's history.

Well, you get the general idea, but it's just a thought.

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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The location may be a hindrance. How about a permanent special exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum?

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But...but I'm only 20!

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But...but I'm only 20!
You're kiddin' - right?
My kids are in their 30s and I doubt they ever heard that song.
Now tell me you've heard of this one . . .
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You're kiddin' - right?
My kids are in their 30s and I doubt they ever heard that song.
Now tell me you've heard of this one . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE
I love the Nash Rambler song. Heard it on Dr. Demento when I was probably 11 or 12. I kinda just assumed everyone knew it!

And I love Sheb Wooley! Great great song, but all of those old novelty songs are great!

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I think it could be a good idea if it takes off. But it makes you wonder, what is this guy going to put in there and how is he going to obtain many of the historical Saturn items, not to mention probably a hefty startup cost? Such things as maybe the first Saturn, the lost foam casting molds, and other historical artifacts and documents that are found in the previous Welcome Center in Sping Hill. I'd really like to see it happen, but it's going to take the help of many Saturn fans and maybe GM Spring Hill employess that still remain loyal to what Saturn was, I don't see many others really caring much about it outside of this group. Maybe he can get a good deal on the once Welcome Center
why not, there already museums for; "Jello", "Legos", and "Barbie"

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Hate to revive a dead thread, but this museum could have been really cool. Anyone know what happened to the idea? The links in the OP are dead and gone.

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