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Old Fashioned July 4th

July 4th, 2015 5 pm to 9 pm On July 4th enjoy a clear view of the HERSHEYPARK® fireworks from the grounds of the AACA Museum. We will be open late from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tour the Museum during this time for just $7.00 per person! Red, white and blue is not in short supply at the Museum. It can be found in the “Motorbikes for the Masses”, “A Family Affair: Station Wagons” and “Automotive Jewelry” which are our current special summer exhibits. What is a more patriotic way to spend Independence Day than in the company of some good, old fashioned American automobiles? Don’t forget your blankets and chairs to enjoy tailgating on the grass while you await the HERSHEYPARK® fireworks (fireworks are weather permitting). There will be an ice cream and beverage vendor available with snacks, or bring your own.  No alcoholic beverages will be permitted. The AACA Museum is perched up on the hill overlooking the town of Hershey, which makes this the perfect place to stay and watch the fireworks show scheduled for @ 10:15 PM! This 4th of July and all summer long, we thank our active military families with free admission! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the AACA Museum is proud to be a part of Blue Star Museums. It is one way we can show our appreciation for active service members and their families this patriotic holiday and everyday!...

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Late Night First Thursday — Brass Cars & “Crank Starters” Program

Date: Thursday, July 2nd Time: 7:00 p.m. The Museum is open late the First Thursday of every month, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Did you know that a Model T has 3 pedals on the floor?  What are they used for? Learn that fact and much more about the Model T Ford and other “crank starters” during the presentation for July’s First Thursday! The 30 – 45 minute program will be presented by Jim Costa and will include a Model T Ford and other vehicles that use crank starters. Attendees can learn all about brass cars, how to crank an engine and the dangers associated with cranking. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the AACA Museum is proud to be a part of Blue Star Museums. It is a way to show our appreciation for active service members by offering them and their families free admission to the Museum. This applies to Late Night First Thursdays too! We look forward to serving our visitors who are not able to join us during normal daytime hours and we’ll provide special speakers or special programs during these...

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20th Annual Museum CARnival Car Show

Saturday, June 20, 2015 9 am to 3 pm (Vehicle Registration 8 am to 12 noon) As summer approaches, we are looking forward to our 20th Annual Museum CARnival Car Show on June 20, 2015 from 9 AM to 3 PM here on the beautiful grounds of the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.   Join us for this fun filled day with all makes, models, and years of vehicles in our Car Show, featuring a special area in front of the Museum for Station Wagons in honor of our Featured Exhibit in the Museum this summer. The Car Show will also include tailgating on the lawn, a 50/50 Drawing, Raffle Prizes, Live Entertainment, our popular Valve Cover Racing and more! There is no admission fee to the CAR show area or for the activities.    The Behind the Scenes Tour is by donation.    Admission to the AACA Museum exhibits will be discounted to $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors, $7 for Juniors and FREE for children 3 & Under and AACA Members with their membership card.   Schedule of Events: 9AM – 3 PM Car Show on the grounds (Registration @ 8 AM) $10 – per vehicle in Advance / $15 Day of Show Special Station Wagon Area Car Finger Painting Photo Stop – Stop by and get your picture taken in antique bike or antique car Games for kids and adults – Win prizes while supplies last Food & Ice Cream Concession vendors – Pay as you go 9AM – 1PM Valve Cover Racing – Unlimited practice until race at 1 PM. 10AM – 2 PM Phantom Drag Strip – Race your friend around the inflated drag strip. Who will bring home the checkered flag! Race Car Wheel Changing Competition – The first to take of a tire and put another on using a compressed air impact wrench wins! Behind the Scenes Tours – Schmidt Collection Storage Building – by Donation 12PM – 1:30PM Antique Car Rides 12:15PM – 1:15PM CHIPS Kids Education Program 1:00PM Valve Cover Racing Competition 2:30PM Remarks/ Awards / Raffle Drawing/50-50 Drawing   Valve Cover Racing: Practice all day until 1 pm – then race against other guests – FREE this year! What’s a valve cover race? Think Pine Wood derby for automotive enthusiasts. Take your favorite valve cover, add wheels, and go racing. Is a Buick staight 8 valve cover faster than a Chevy, Studebaker, Ford, Chrysler or flat head side cover? Bring yours to the Car Show and find out. If you do not have a valve cover to race, we have valve covers available to borrow! Ladies and Gentlemen, “START – YOUR -GRAVITY!!” Phantom Drag Strip Race your friend around the inflated drag strip! Who will bring home the checkered flag?   A variety of delicious food concession items will also be available for individual sale. Come inside for more automotive fun...

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Historic Hershey Driving Tour

Sunday morning, June 14 at 10:30 a.m – The Hotel Hershey – Garden Terrace Room The last of our new events for the 2015 Elegance at Hershey is the guided tour of downtown Hershey and surroundings led by Ms. Amy Bischof. This tour will take visitors to the beautiful Derry Presbyterian Church, along with its original 1732 log construction session house and pastor’s study. Visit the grounds of Milton and Catherine Hershey’s home, High Point, and see the nearby mansions on Chocolate Avenue built between 1909 and 1916. Continuing on Chocolate Avenue guests will see and learn about the Community Building, Hershey Trust Company and restored Hershey Press Building, all constructed as important parts of Milton Hershey’s model community. The Homestead, Milton Hershey’s birthplace, and Founders Hall at Milton Hershey School will also be included. Amy Bischof is the director of The Hershey Story Museum. Reservations are required and there will be a fee for this tour.MAKE A RESERVATION & PAY HERE.   For more information about all of the events happening at this year’s Elegance, please...

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The Elegance: Concours d’Elegance

Sunday, June 14, 2015 The Elegance Concours d’Elegance 9 am to 4 pm photo credit: Mark Usciak A Concours d’Elegance garden party featuring 65 of the world’s finest collector cars at The Hotel Hershey. These rare and beautiful vehicles are artfully arranged in The Hotel Hershey’s classically manicured formal gardens. The Hotel Hershey provides an ideal location for this day of mutual admiration and relaxed camaraderie. The Elegance also features wine tastings, live music, fine jewelry displays and sponsor exhibitions featuring restoration shops and fine...

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Concorso Bizarro

Concorso Bizarro Saturday, June 13, 2015 10AM – 3PM New this year – this “tongue-in-cheek” car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky. Sure to be some fun...

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