More than 1000 artifacts with area provenance form the museum’s permanent collection. Approximately 25% is exhibited publically while the remainder is archived with limited access. Permanent exhibits define the theme, From Indian Trail to Interstate, and clarify the museum’s mission: to relate how modes of travel have affected the socioeconomic growth of the area from prehistoric time to the present. Special exhibits that include archived artifacts, as well as pieces on loan from other institutions and sources, are mounted periodically. In the future visitors will be able to tour Four Centuries of Kitchen Gardens (Native American, Colonial, Victorian and WWII Victory garden) that will be planted on the 3/4 acre site.