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CHEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2013 to create educational opportunities that demonstrate the historical significance of animal-powered vehicles to stimulate innovators of tomorrow to develop and harness technologies to transform the world of the future.

Most of our 100 plus vehicles and thousands of period accouterments are in long term storage awaiting our new museum. We are currently in the process of creating our museum building plans and developing our financial support.


To sign up for AmazonSmile go to and follow these instructions:

You will be prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. Curtis Heritage Education Center is a registered AmazonSmile non-profit. There is no cost to you. Amazon will donate a percentage of your AmazonSmile purchase to CHEC. You can change your selection at any time.


These vehicles of international, regional and local significance represent segments of life from mail delivery to high society, street sweeping to nomadic gypsy culture, pioneer history to a night at the opera and more.




Contact us if you would like for us to bring our “Life on the Oregon Trail” presentation to your school or organization.




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