The Museum of Moses
As the old saying goes, “You can’t take it with you when you’re gone”, but wouldn’t it be nice to know that your most cherished items are being taken care of and not just thrown up on eBay before your body has even gotten cold? Many of us who proudly call ourselves bikers have spent countless hours maintaining, upgrading and riding our motorcycles and more often than not they play a bigger role in who we are than even genetics. So when lifelong Harley-Davidson enthusiast Kevin Eugene Moses passed away at the young age of 55, his family decided that the best way to honor him was to create a museum filled with the motorcycles, parts and memorabilia that he dedicated his life to collecting. The result is the Museum of Moses located in town of Vogel Center, MI.
First and foremost, the museum if filled with Moses’ large collection of antique Harley-Davidson motorcycles. You’ll find representatives of all the major models starting from the 1930’s: Flatheads, Knuckleheads, Panheads, Shovelheads and even some sidecars. For you car nuts, there is also a classic Cadillac parked right alongside the bikes.
The one thing that seems to happen to all vintage motorcycle enthusiasts is that they don’t just stop at collecting the motorcycles. Extra parts and memorabilia soon become as big an interest as the bikes themselves and in his lifetime, Moses amassed a treasure trove full of original advertising, riding apparel, parts and accessories. So much so, that only a portion of it is currently on display.
Thanks to the hard work of Moses’ parents and sister, folks can still enjoy this wonderful collection and get a sense of the kind of man that Moses was. Next time your up in Michigan, be sure to take a detour over to Vogel Center and check out the Museum of Moses, you’ll be glad you stopped by.