There were several other speakers sharing details related to period American wagons including Tom Lindmier's excellent presentation on 19th century military vehicles. Also intriguing was an informative program by Thomas Kinney covering early city/business wagons. Leading conservator, Brian Howard from Pennsylvania discussed a number of fascinating conservation projects that he and his firm, B.R. Howard & Associates, have completed - including work on the legendary Studebaker "Aluminum Wagon" built for the Columbian Exposition in 1893 and the Lafayette carriage which, like the Aluminum Wagon, is housed in the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana.
Surrounded by so many vehicle experts and so much history, this was a first class event with a great deal of insightful information to offer. My heartfelt thank you and congratulations to the Carriage Association of America and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for producing and hosting such a powerful and important symposium.