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Steampunk U

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Steampunk U

June 10 – November 6, 2016. Gearing up for a creative exhibit coming next summer! A Steampunk display with reflection on recycled gears and parts commonly found in the automotive industry repurposed into both an artistic and functional form.

What is Steampunk? Steampunk: refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

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Early Off-Roaders

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Early Off-Roaders

May 21 – October 15, 2016. Sport Utility Vehicles today are often more Luxury than Sport or Utility. Plush heated leather seats, automatic four-wheel-drive and power everything are the norm and often outsell the bread-and-butter sedans offered. Most never go off the pavement.

“It’s as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule and agile as a goat.” – War correspondent Ernie Pyle describing the Jeep.

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Mods Vs. Rockers

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Mods Vs. Rockers

March 19 – October 15, 2016. The mods and rockers conflict led sociologist Stanley Cohen to coin the term moral panic in his study about the two youth subcultures. Theme: A history and examination of the “Mods & Rockers” era in the UK, late 1950s – early 1960s. The exhibit will feature approximately 12 period motorcycles and 12 period scooters, along with material culture, photographs, and interpretive posters.

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Pinstriping & Automotive Art by HotRod Jen

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Pinstriping & Automotive Art by HotRod Jen

All of HotRod Jen's art on display is for sale. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please call the Museum Retail Store at 717-566-7100 x103. Special Pinstriping Demonstration by HotRod Jen! HotRod Jen will be outside deomonstrating her pinstriping art during Carnival, weather permitting, from 9AM - 1:45PM. Also check out HotRod Jen's Read More »

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Pioneers in African American Auto History

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Pioneers in African American Auto History

February 1 – April 30, 2016. In salute of Black History Month, AACA Museum will present a history of the pioneering African-American community that contributed to the culture of the automobile industry. These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom car builders, …

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Herbie, The Love Bug

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Herbie, The Love Bug

We are lucky enough to have a famous Herbie staying with us for a while! Meet Herbie #10: On display: Present - TBD This Volkswagen is one of eleven original cars built by Walt Disney Studios for the first Herbie movie, The Love Bug. Of those eleven, only three of the cars are known to exist today. This Read More »

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Steampunk Exhibit Preview

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Steampunk Exhibit Preview

AACA Museum is gearing up for a creative Steampunk exhibit coming next summer! To give you a visual sample of what Steampunk is all about, starting October 7th, a mini exhibit will be displayed in the lobby of the museum up until the actual event in June 2016.

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Whitney Houston’s 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine

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Whitney Houston’s 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine

image credit to www.whitneyhouston.com An Anonymous collector has donated a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine which was once owned by famed music icon, the late Whitney Houston. Houston, one of the most successful singers of all time and often referred to as “The Rolls-Royce of soul voices”, purchased this car through her publishing Read More »

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Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruiser on Display at the AACA Museum

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Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruiser on Display at the AACA Museum

On long-term loan from The Hershey Company and on Display Most Days

The Kissmobile will be off display Friday afternoon 4/11 until Sunday afternoon 4/13. Sorry for any inconveniences.

pic_hershey-kissmobileHave you ever seen a 12 ft. tall Hershey’s Kiss? You can at the AACA Museum in Hershey!

The Hershey’s Kissmobile cruiser is a 12-foot tall, 26-foot long custom-made vehicle resembling three Hershey’s Kisses. Since the creation of Hershey’s Kissmobile in 1997, the cruiser has traveled over 250,000 miles and sampled over 2,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates.

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