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Autos in Acrylics Automotive Fine Art by Dan Reed

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Autos in Acrylics Automotive Fine Art by Dan Reed

Hershey, PA (August 19, 2015) The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is excited to continue it’s series of exhibits featuring automotive art with “Autos in Acrylics” Fine art by Dan Reed. This exhibit will be on view from September 25 – November 6, 2015 in the entry gallery at the AACA Museum. Dan began drawing at a young age thanks to the encouragement of his grandfather, who painted scenes in and around his home town of Philadelphia. His influence also inspired Dan’s brothers, Trevor and Jason, who are also artists. Dan studied art at West Chester University in the early 1990s. During that time, the university commissioned a series of four pen & ink illustrations depicting some of the original 19th century buildings on campus. That pretty much started the ball rolling. He continued to explore many pen & ink techniques and soon began adding color with...

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Fireworks, First Thursday and the Future Celebrating July 4th

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Fireworks, First Thursday and the Future Celebrating July 4th

We’re kicking off our Independence Day celebration early here at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum with some special hours and programs. Join us for our Late Night First Thursday program on July 2nd at 7:00 PM featuring brass cars and crank starters. This 30 – 45 minute program will be presented by Jim Costa and will include a Model T Ford and other vehicles that use crank starters. Did you know that a Model T has 3 pedals? Do you know why? Attendees can learn more about brass cars, how to crank an engine and more. The Museum is open the first Thursday of every month from 9:00 AM to 9:00 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...

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Back to the Future Tribute Car on Display at the AACA Museum

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Back to the Future Tribute Car on Display at the AACA Museum

The Future is now at the AACA Museum June 20th – October 30, 2015 (Exhibit Extended from 8/30!) (Car will be off view September 12 & 13 to attend an off-site event) (May 26, 2015) Hershey, PA. The AACA Museum is turning back the hands of time this summer. Along with our A Family Affair: Station Wagons exhibit, we thought it would fun to honor the 30th Anniversary of the “Back to the Future” movies. The year 2015 was the year they traveled to in the original “Back to the Future” movie at the end of Part 1 and again in Part 2. We will feature a “Back to the Future” tribute car – an original DeLorean that has been hand crafted to look like the original movie car. There will also be concept prints to show the progression of this tribute car to the finished product. In the...

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MotorWeek episode filmed at the AACA Museum

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MotorWeek episode filmed at the AACA Museum

Enjoy this episode of MotorWeek filmed here in April 2015 here at the AACA Museum.    How the cars of yesterday help to shape the cars of today – Cruise back in time with us!...

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons Exhibit Inspires Summer Road Trips to the AACA Museum

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons Exhibit Inspires Summer Road Trips to the AACA Museum

Hershey, PA (April 30, 2015) – This summer get ready for a road trip to the AACA Museum as we feature a fabulous collection of these family friendly vehicles – A Family Affair: Station Wagons from May 23 – October 11, 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 back” 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...

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