The History of The Beat Museum and The Beat Museum on Wheels
The Beat Museum was born in Monterey, California, in April of 2003. In 2004 and 2005, founder Jerry Cimino and Beat Generation progeny John Allen Cassady traveled the country in what they affectionately called The Mighty Beatmobile and known to the world at large as The Beat Museum on Wheels. During the fall of both 2004 and 2005 John and Jerry drove from California to Maine to Florida and back for a three month period. They performed their live show “This is the Beat Generation” at universities, high schools and community centers for thousands of Beat fans from coast to coast. Many great adventures were had along the way. Upon their return to California just before Christmas of 2005 the Beat Museum on Wheels was retired and The Beat Museum moved to its permanent location in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood in January of 2006.
Please click here to see the past adventures of The Mighty Beatmobile.