- Sep 16, 2000
- New Hampshire
- 1990 Corvette ZR-1
Couple Gives $1.3 Million To Corvette Museum
Nov 13, 2006 11:22 AM
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has received its largest gift ever.
A Wisconsin couple donated $1.3 million to the museum in south-central Kentucky, 60 miles north of Nashville.
The gift came from Ivan and Mary Shrodt of Sherwood, Wisconsin.
Museum director Wendell Strode said the money would go toward a planned $14 million expansion. He said the project should be completed in the summer of 2009.
The Shrodts said they gave the money to the museum because they have no children, and have an affection for Corvettes. The museum held a reception in the couple's honor Saturday night. The Shrodts were in Bowling Green to pick up their sixth Corvette, a 2007 black Z06 model.
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