Did you know there is a Federal Armored Museum located just a few miles up the road from Towson University in Hunt Valley? The museum captures how the Dunbar family got into the armored car business and how it grew to the fourth-largest privately held company in the industry.

Fun fact: Federal Armored Express, a brand within the Dunbar family, was launched here in Baltimore in 1956.

The museum features George W. Dunbar’s original 1923 armored car and James L. Dunbar’s first truck used to establish Federal Armored Express in 1956. It also includes a collection of unique memorabilia assembled and preserved by James L. Dunbar, founder of Federal Armored Express.

Partnering with Towson University

The Museum has been working with several individuals and groups from Towson University, including the Department of Mass Communication, Department of Music, and College of Business & Economics. And the museum is looking to expand their collaborations to ultimately grow their impact on the community and visitors. On Wednesday, February 28, several Towson University faculty and staff visited the museum to meet and explore additional connection points and brainstorm growth opportunities.

The Dunbar story is one of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as overcoming challenges, as Mr. Dunbar struggled with dyslexia. We look forward to seeing the additional collaborations that come to light after our visit.

If you’d like to learn more or check it out yourself, you can schedule a time to visit. They also offer customizable group tours, for up to 24 individuals, and have recently begun providing STEM related activities for middle school youth, another area they are looking to grow in, in connection with Towson University.