Concept drawings of an expanded Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame were released Monday at a public meeting in Sturgis.
The drawings were created by Forefront Design, a Rapid City, S.D., firm hired by the City of Sturgis, the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sturgis Economic Development Commission. The museum plan is part of a downtown revitalization project that a community task force has been working on for four months. Besides the museum, other projects aimed at making downtown Sturgis a year-round destination include a downtown plaza for events, a prototype mixed-use building with retail on the main floor and apartments above, and a splash park.
"The drawings that were made public at last night's meeting are conceptual in nature, but are based on input from the Board of Directors of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum," Dave Davis, museum board president, said Tuesday. "The museum board is ready to move forward into a feasibility study phase to determine the full scope and time frame for making an expanded museum like the one represented here a reality. We want the community and all the constituents of the museum to understand that we are excited about growing our museum into an iconic structure that draws visitors to Sturgis on an ongoing basis.”
The current museum was established in 2001, and it’s home to an ever-growing variety of motorcycles dating back to 1907, exhibits, photographs, memorabilia and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally history. Learn more about the museum by clicking here.