AACA Museum http://www.aacamuseum.org Sat, 23 May 2015 18:44:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Family Affair: Station Wagons http://www.aacamuseum.org/family-affair-station-wagons/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/family-affair-station-wagons/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 18:44:13 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=7175 May 23 – October 12, 2015

station_wagon_JimButler We're looking for some great vehicles to be part of this exhibit, do you have a station wagon in your collection? If so, check at the list of vehicles we're looking for if you would be interested in lending your vehicle for the exhibit!

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May 23 – October 12, 2015

station_wagon_JimButler We’re looking to borrow some great station wagons to display for this exhibit.     Do you have one of the vehicles listed below?   If so, give us a call if you would be interested in having it on display!

 

 

Family Affair: Station Wagons
Vehicle wish list

•    Volvo P1800ES/ PV544 or other
•    Citroen DS
•    Chevrolet Vega
•    Ford Pinto
•    AMC Pacer/Hornet/etc.
•    Ford County Squire
•    Chrysler Town & Country
•    1984 Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager
•    Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
•    Chevrolet Corvair
•    Mercedes 300TD
•    Rolls-Royce/Bentley/Aston Martin Shooting Brake
•    Fiat 128/131 etc.
•    Edsel
•    National Lampoon Family Vacation’s “Family Truckster”
•    Checker
•    Variety of Woodies
•    Volkswagen Squareback etc.
•    Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant
•    Custom Mustang/Corvette/Firebird/? conversion
•    Nash Rambler
•    Studebaker Wagonaire
•    SAAB 95

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Lotus: The Art of Lightness http://www.aacamuseum.org/lotus-art-lightness/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/lotus-art-lightness/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:40:03 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=7164 January 24 – April 26, 2015

1956 Lotus Mk VI front 3q_72dpiLotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman's philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World Rally Championship. Chapman's mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus' road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world are finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere - and more fuel efficient to boot!

This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models throughout that 60 year history.

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January 24 – April 26, 2015

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Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948.  Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in  7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World Rally Championship.  Chapman’s mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus’ road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world is finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere – and more fuel efficient to boot!

For over 60 years Lotus has continued to produce class-leading  sports cars and are a globally respected automotive engineering consultancy, working with many of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers.

This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models both road and race throughout that 60 year history.

In addition to the vehicles on display, this exhibit will include Lotus artwork.   Gary Dausch will supply 3 pieces depicting Ayrton Senna driving Lotus Types 98T (John Player Special Livery) and 99T (Camel Cigarettes Livery) and a portrait of Jim Clark seated in a Type 43.  Gale Heimbach has cutaways of a Series 1 Elite, an Elan Drop Head Coupe, and a Europa Twin Cam which will add both artistic and technical value to the exhibit.

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List of Confirmed Vehicles

1956 Mark VI – Owner Kyle Kaulback

1959 Elite – Joe Marchione

1962 Seven S2 – Gary David

1964 Elan S1 – Greg Moore

1966 Lotus Cortina – Gary & Sandy David

1967 Europa S1B – Bob Fogle

1970 Type 61 – Kyle Kaulback

1970 Type 69 – Kyle Kaulback

1972 Europa TC – Kyle Kaulback

1973 Elan Sprint – Dee & Kenny Mance

1979 Esprit S2 – Art Mason

1987 Esprit Turbo – Giugiaro

1991 M100 Elan – Ted Taylor

1996 Type 110 – Kyle Kaulback

2001 Esprit V8 – Nathan Davis

2009 Exige S260 – Jon Walton

2014 Evora S – LCU

Elan Rolling Chassis – Clark Lance

Lotus engineered:

Delorean – Justin Mettee

ZR1 – Dave Nagler

We would like to include the following vehicles in the display and are looking for owners with the following:

Type 18, Type 23, Type 79 (possibly filled) and Type 108

Please get in contact with us if you have one of these vehicles and would be interested in having it displayed here at the AACA Museum during the time of this exhibit.

Lotus:  The Art of Lightness

Opening Reception – Friday, January 23rd

6:00 – 9:00 PM

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Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each

Purchase Tickets

To avoid ticket processing fees, tickets may also be purchased directly at the AACA Museum Ticket Counter or via telephone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100.

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Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each.

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NATM_5781_72dpiTime:  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each.

Purchase Tickets

To avoid ticket processing fees, tickets may also be purchased directly at the AACA Museum ticket counter or via telephone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100

For additional details on this exhibit, visit our Lotus:  The Art of Lightness Exhibit Page

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Polar Express Pajama Party http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/#more-9192%27 http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/#more-9192%27#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:22:47 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9330 The post Polar Express Pajama Party appeared first on AACA Museum.

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Polar Express Pajama Party December 5th 6:00 – 9:00 PM http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9192 Polar Express Pajama Party new for this year!

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Visitors will be greeted at the door by a railroad conductor who stamps their golden ticket and they are free to enjoy a tour of the AACA Museum including the Polar Express model train display along with several other train displays and dozens of holiday trees, specialty vehicles and more in our holiday wonderland. Pajamas, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals are encouraged!

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Polar Express Pajama Party new for this year!

PolarExpress

Visitors are greeted at the door by a railroad conductor who stamps their golden ticket and they are free to enjoy a tour of the AACA Museum including the Polar Express model train display along with several other train displays and dozens of holiday trees, specialty vehicles and more in our holiday wonderland. Pajamas, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals are encouraged!

Admission to this event includes some kid friendly food – hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate and pizza.

Enjoy the movie  – one of the modern day classics “The Polar Express” right here inside the AACA Museum. Movie will begin @ 7:00 PM.

Advance tickets required. Regular Admission $15, Children 4-12 Years – $10, Children 3 & Under are FREE.

Tickets

Note:  To avoid ticket processing fees, tickets may also be purchased via phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by stopping by the AACA Museum ticket counter.

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Hess Truck Mobile Museum Celebrating 50 Years – November 30th http://www.aacamuseum.org/hess-truck-mobile-museum-celebrating-50-years-november-30th/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/hess-truck-mobile-museum-celebrating-50-years-november-30th/#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:00:56 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9274 Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMHess 50 logo - White and Green

Guests will be able to explore the mobile museum while viewing 50 years of Hess Toy Truck history.

The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids—including a photo op, Kids’ Zone and a bank of toy truck computer games.

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Times:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PMHess 50 logo - White and Green

Guests will be able to explore the mobile museum while viewing 50 years of Hess Toy Truck history.

The mobile museum will be accompanied by outdoor activities for kids—including a photo op, Kids’ Zone and a bank of toy truck computer games.   All activities will take place outside on the grounds of the AACA Museum.

Guests will also want to come inside the Museum for our Cars & Christmas exhibit featuring dozens of decorated holiday trees, Ernie’s Taxi from the iconic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, some fabulous automobiles, Grinch scavenger hunt, vintage bicycles & much more!

There is no fee charged for the Hess Toy Truck mobile Museum activities – Regular AACA Museum admission will apply entrance into the AACA Museum.

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Food & Toy Drive November 14 – December 30, 2014 http://www.aacamuseum.org/food-toy-drive-november-14-december-30-2014/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/food-toy-drive-november-14-december-30-2014/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:35:45 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9393 Food Bank 

 

The holidays are also about giving back and we’re excited to again be coordinating a food & toy drive here at the AACA Museum beginning November 14th and running through December 30th.

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The holidays are also about giving back and we’re excited to again be coordinating a food & toy drive here at the AACA Museum beginning November 14th and running through December 30th.

Food Drive with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

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Non-perishable food donations will be distributed via The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across central Pennsylvania. By working with more than 800 partner agencies they are able to provide food for more than 55,000 people in need every week.

High Priority Items Include: Canned Tuna, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned mates and stews, canned soup, peanut butter, canned fruits & vegetables, packaged meals, packaged pasta and rice, canned and dried beans, pure fruit and vegetable juices, baby food, cereal and formula.

Financial contributions will also be accepted. With access to the wholesale distribution market Central PA Food Bank can stretch each dollar you donate. For every $1 donated, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank can provide 6 meals to hungry individuals.

>>Learn more about Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

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Members of the community and visitors to the AACA Museum are encouraged to drop-off new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in our lobby. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

We’re looking for new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 16. Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.

<< Learn More about Toys for Tots

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November 14 - January 4, 2015

Cars & Christmas is the annual holiday celebration at the AACA Museum. Decorations adorn the Museum on all levels with dozens of decorated holiday trees, several model train displays, specialty vehicles and more. We also encourage you to donate non-perishable food items or a new unwrapped toy for our food & toy drive so we can all share in giving to others during the holiday season.

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November 14 – January 4, 2015

Cars & Christmas is the annual holiday celebration at the AACA Museum.    Decorations adorn the Museum on all levels with dozens of decorated holiday trees, several model train displays, specialty vehicles and more.  We also encourage you to donate non-perishable food items or a new unwrapped toy for our food & toy drive so we can all share in giving to others during the holiday season.

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The Grinch and Max Scavenger Hunt in the Museum is always a favorite — how many can you find?    Sammy the Snowplow will be out front to meed guests as they arrive.

Grinch_Dog ComboErnie’s Taxi from the iconic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be on display.    This makes a great backdrop for your holiday photos.

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New this year we will be a vintage bicycle display!

1970 Sears Screamer No.1
1965 Sears Girl’s Spaceliner
1965 Sears Boy’s Spaceliner
1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy
1949 Shelby Donald Duck
1953 Schwinn Black Phantom
1973 Schwinn Orange Krate
1971 Schwinn Cotton Picker Krate
1967 Schwinn Fastback Ramshorn

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The opening of our newest permanent exhibit – The Cammack Tucker Gallery featuring the World’s Largest display of Tucker Automobiles and automobilia.

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We will again honor the local schools as we invite them to decorate a themed holiday tree.   Competition is fierce and creativity abounds – be sure to vote for your favorite as the top three schools receive a gift card.

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See the Monster MINI Snowmobile

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This MINI Snowmobile was designed and created in 2003 as part of the Discovery Channel’s “Monster Garage” television program.  The show, hosted by custom motorcycle fabricator and owner of West Coast Choppers, Jesse James, features James and his assembly team attempting to modify an everyday production vehicle into a “monster machine” under strict rules that place restrictions on time, budget and parts.  James and his team assembled the MINI Snowmobile out of a standard model MINI Cooper Hardtop.   Upon completion, James took the MINI Snowmobile to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to race NASCAR legend Richard Petty on a Polaris snowmobile.

Another holiday favorite is our Hess Truck display and there will be a new collection for guests to view again this year!   We are also excited to have the Hess Truck Mobile Museum and interactive area come to visit on November 30th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.   >>Learn More

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Annual Food & Toy Drive

Food Bank

The holidays are also about giving back and we’re excited to again be coordinating a food & toy drive here at the AACA Museum beginning November 14th and running through December 30th.

Non-perishable food donations will be distributed via The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that is able to reduce hunger in 27 counties across central Pennsylvania.  By working with more than 800 partner agencies they are able to provide food for more than 55,000 people in need every week.

High Priority Items Include:  Canned Tuna, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned mates and stews, canned soup, peanut butter, canned fruits & vegetables, packaged meals, packaged pasta and rice, canned and dried beans, pure fruit and vegetable juices, baby food, cereal and formula.

Financial contributions will also be accepted.   With access to the wholesale distribution market Central PA Food Bank can stretch each dollar you donate.   For every $1 donated, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank can provide 6 meals to hungry individuals.

>>Learn more about Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

 

Toys for Tots Toy Drive



Members of the community and visitors to the AACA Museum are encouraged to drop-off new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in our lobby. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

We’re looking for new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 16.  Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.

<< Learn More about Toys for Tots

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Autos & Ales 2014 – SOLD OUT! http://www.aacamuseum.org/events/autos-ales/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/events/autos-ales/#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:00:51 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=8475 autos and ales logo web size

November 7, 2014

6:00 -10:00 PM

Craft brewed beers to sample from more than 28 brewers, two live bands, cooking demonstrations with Appalachian Brewing Company, brewing demonstrations, a return of the favorite wings contest and much more!

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November 7, 2014

6:00 -10:00 PM

We’ve sold out for this year!   We’ll start working on the next event soon!

Craft brewed beers to sample from more than 28 brewers, two live bands, cooking demonstrations with Appalachian Brewing Company, brewing demonstrations, a return of the favorite wings contest and much more!

Tickets are $40 in advance

$45 at the door (if space permits) – last year was a sellout so be sure to get your tickets early!     $15 for designated drivers.

Tickets on sale now – last year sold out so don’t wait!

Autos & Ales Tickets

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