Here I recorded footage on my iPhone4 in 2014:
Ok, it may not be easy to see the layout in this video very good. I mostly just looked closely at carriages.
Here is the outside of the carriage museum in 2014. It may be hard to notice again, but this is before construction. That front of the building you see is about 50 feet closer to me now:
I guess it’s not easy to portray through video of the changes exactly. The museum did a good job showing the progression of their construction. I never even noticed they extended out the building until I watched their video.
Here is the latest version of the carriage museum. They acquired 20 more old carriages, one even came from an old movie set:
I think all these carriages were donated for free because they became obsolete and virtually worthless to everybody except the Amish. The mail carrier carriage was sitting in someones front yard caked in mud until the museum decided to accept it.
There was a time when everyone could afford to have a carriage in the 1800s, similar to how everyone can afford a car today. The construction methods were efficient and repair parts were in great supply. Imagine an auto parts store that only carries carriage parts. The auto mechanics would have been carriage mechanics instead.
Even though carriages were invented in the 1500s, all these carriages in the Raymond museum are from the 1800s, when they were at their most affordable, I believe. I don’t think that carriages were used a great deal before the 1800s, especially in America.
I recorded information about how horses were treated during the carriage days. People had many problems with violence that was initiated and physical evidence of abuse.
There is one racing carriage that young rich males would race each other with. People race cars all the time, so you can be sure that carriages were also drag raced as well.