Matchbox Car Show

Date: Sunday, September 27 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 27th from 9AM – 4 PM.  Admission to the Museum on this day will be just $7.00 per person for ages 4 and older, with children 3 and under FREE. This is a great chance for you to enjoy some miniature cars and full size cars on the same day at a terrific price! Interested in being a vendor?  For more information contact Wayne at 717-318-4073 or Ron at 717-880-1772 or via e-mail at diecasttoyexchange@hotmail.com. Enjoy this Motor Week television segment filmed during the 2014...

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons

May 23 – October 12, 2015 Who is up for a summer Roadtrip! 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. “A Family Affair” will showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life. We would like to thank our supporting sponsor b magazine. Be sure to watch for their article on this exhibit in the summer issue! Here’s a list of the vehicles on the floor: 1948 Bentley Mark VI Radford Countryman 1952 Nash Rambler 1953 Mercury Monterey 1955 Powell Sport wagon 1958 Edsel Villager 1959 Ford Country Sedan wagon 1961 Willys Wagon 1962 Corvair Monza 900 1962 Stageway Chevrolet, Milton Hershey School vehicle 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 1963 Chevrolet Impala 1964 Dodge Custom 880 1968 Mercury Commuter wagon 1970 VW Squareback 1971 AMC Hornet Sportabout 1972 Volvo P1800ES 1974 Chevrolet Vega Kammback 1979 Volvo 265 1980 Ford Pinto Rallye wagon 1981 Renault 18i 1984 Dodge Caravan 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoner 1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Wagon   The AACA Museum received a recent donation of a 1962 Stageway Chevrolet Station Wagon Coach formally a Milton Hershey School vehicle used to transport students in the 1960s and 1970s.    We’re excited to share this piece of local history as part of this exhibit. Learn more on this vehicle>> Donate to this Restoration Project>> Link to recent Hemmings articles on this project: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/03/19/stretched-chevrolet-station-wagon-from-the-milton-hershey-school-joins-the-aaca-museum-collection/?refer=news Argument for preserving an old car – Hemmings: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/03/20/the-simple-argument-for-preserving-any-old-car/?refer=news Remembering the Wagons courtesy of Milton Hershey School The 20th Annual AACA Museum CARnival Car Show will take place on Saturday, June 20th!   We’re excited to have a featured area for Station Wagons right out front during this event.   Be sure to join us for a fun day! Learn More About this Event> Register your Vehicle to...

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AACA Museum Summer Exhibits Opening Reception

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 theme of the night will be a 50’s style picnic – think tailgating-  fried chicken, sandwiches, soft pretzels, deviled eggs and more.  Urban Churn will be here with homemade ice cream – Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Teaberry & “Station Wagon” Honey! Tickets are $10 per person and will include beverages and light snacks. Tickets can be purchased at the AACA Museum Ticket Counter or by calling 717-566-7100 ext. 100 – Daily 9AM – 4:30 PM. Or order your tickets...

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