Earlier in the month TrekMovie reported the next two stops for the engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition which recently ended in San Jose, will be Sacramento, CA and Louisville, KY. Today we have the first news on the other engagement that was most recently in Hollywood, CA. Next week the city council for Riverside, CA will decide if they are the next stop.
Exhibition may go to Riverside next
Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling exhibit of Star Trek props, costumes, models and replicas has two ‘engagements’. One is anchored by a replica of the original Star Trek Enterprise bridge, and the other has a replica of the Next Generation Enterprise-D bridge. The TOS bridge version ended its run at the Tech Museum in San Jose on April 11th and will open up again May 29th at the Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento, CA, where it will run until January 2011, when it will then move to the Louisville Science Center in Louisville, KY to run until May 2011.
The engagement with the TNG bridge ended its latest run in Hollywood, CA, Christmas 2009 (see TrekMovie story on Hollywood exhibit). Since that time it has gone through some refurbishment and apparently it is ready to go back on the road. The Riverside Press-Enterprise is reporting that the Riverside City Council will vote on Tuesday over whether to spend the $75,000 required to bring it to the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. If the vote goes through, the exhibit will be at the museum from June 15th to February 2011, where they project will it will bring in 40,000 visitors and $800,000. More info at pe.com.
Fifth California Location?
If the Riverside City Council approves, this will be the fifth location in California to house Star Trek: The Exhibition (not counting Long Beach, CA which hosted the original Star Trek: The Tour in 2008). This would mean that over half the exhibition tour locations will be inside California, with stops in San Diego, San Jose, Hollywood, and Sacramento (opening next month). Outside of California, three cities have hosted so far (Phoenix, AZ, Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA) with Louisville, KY joining the list in 2011.
Notify your local museum about Star Trek: The Exhibition
Many fans want to see Star Trek: The Exhibition come to their local town. One way you can help is to let them know about it. You can contact your local museum and/or go to a special page on the official site at:
Star Trek: The Exhibition Slideshow
Here is a slideshow of images from Star Trek: The Exhibition in Hollywood, the same engagement that may be headed to Riverside.