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Newport Car Museum exhibit honors Bertha Benz and her contribution to automotive history

Newport Car Museum exhibit honors Bertha Benz and her contribution to automotive history


No celebration of Women’s History Month would be complete without commemorating the vital role Bertha Benz played in the development of the automobile. In a nutshell, she was the funder of the world’s first internal combustion automobile and the first female driver. Fortunately, the Newport Motor Museum keeps its spirit alive in the form of a multimedia exhibit that explains the whole story.

The Newport Car Museum’s “The First Motor Car” exhibit pays tribute to the woman, Bertha Benz, who made history as a financial backer and the world’s first female driver.