Date: Sunday, September 24 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM A Matchbox Toy show will again be held in Hershey! The Die cast Toy Exchange is sponsoring this Matchbox Toy show here at the AACA Museum on Sunday, September 24th from 9AM - 4 PM. Admission to the Museum on this day will be just $7.00 Read More »Read More
Summer Fun at the AACA Museum! Explore motor vehicle history as you Cruise through time from the 1890s to the 1980s bringing back memories and enjoying the sights of world class vintage automobiles, trucks, buses and motorcycles! Our interactive experiences allow for lots of exploration and include our photo stop vehicles, model train room, and Read More »Read More
Date: February 1-29, 2016 Hershey is known year-round as The Sweetest Place on Earth, but February is a special month with a town-wide celebration of all things chocolate! The AACA Museum has a 1920s gallery that depicts downtown Hershey in the 1920s. The Museum is also home to one of the rare Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruisers Read More »Read More
“A Family Affair”
Celebrating the Station Wagon
May 23 – October 12, 2015
Remember the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation? How about Carol Brady’s Plymouth Satellite wagon from The Brady Bunch? Do you have fond memories as a kid of riding in the back of the Vista Cruiser with a picnic cooler on the way to a family outing? If you do, you’re not alone. We at the AACA Museum do, and are celebrating those days before minivans, SUVs and soccer moms, before GPS units replaced paper road maps and in-car entertainment systems replaced ‘spot the license plate’ games and such.
Call them station wagons, suburbans, depot hacks, or shooting breaks, the origin of these utility vehicles became prevalent in the teens and twenties, but became very popular in the Post War periods of the 1950s and 60s. As America developed into a two-car family, the station wagon became the workhorse, taking the kids to school and summer camp, hauling the dog to the vets and transporting groceries.
Debuting in May 2015, “A Family Affair” will showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life.Read More
Date: May 22, 2015 Time: 6 PM - 9 PM Join us as we unveil our new summer exhibits A Family Affair: Station Wagons and Automotive Jewelry by Michael Furman along with the recently opened Motorbikes for the Masses. You're chance to mix and mingle with other enthusiasts and vehicle owners for these exhibits! The Read More »Read More