Hershey, PA (November 15, 2017) Vehicles are used for a myriad of purposes. They can be utilized as a daily driver to get us to and from work, others for sport or pure enjoyment. The vehicles featured in this exhibit were all created with a specific purpose in mind. Milton S. Hershey in his early days as a candy maker had one of the first vehicles in Central Pennsylvania, using it to sell his candy. Maybe you remember those days when the milkman would deliver fresh milk door to door or the lively bell on the ice cream truck in your neighborhood during the summer. Our next exhibit focuses on these working vehicles; those employed to get the job done, whatever that job might be!
“Getting the Job Done: Vehicles That Earned Their Keep” opens with a preview party on Friday night November 17th and continues through April 23, 2017. Everyone is welcome to purchase tickets for the preview party to hear remarks on the exhibit along with the opportunity to meet some of the vehicle owners and gather with other enthusiasts. The regular public opening will be on Saturday, November 18th. Our featured vehicles include 2 fire trucks, police cars & a California Highway Patrol motorcycle, a Good Humor Ice Cream truck, a milk truck, a banana truck, a Mexican taxi, REO funeral hearse and more!
We also have a 1960 Imperial Crown Limousine special-ordered for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Whitney Houston’s first limousine, a 1986 Rolls-Royce.
These vehicles are all very different in size, shape, purpose, and range in age from a 1913 furniture delivery truck to a 1992 Mexican VW Beetle Taxi. In total this display is made up of about two dozen vehicles that we promise will deliver a diverse experience for all ages and interests. A special thank you to our exhibit sponsor Klick-Lewis.
Other featured exhibits also on view include three award-winning Corvettes gathered for the National Corvette Restorers Society in our Williams-Clyne Gallery, a 1933 Graham Blue Streak 8 Sedan Number 19 on the National Historic Vehicle Register as part of an ongoing display by the Historic Vehicle Association. The very first DeLorean, the prototype 1, is on view along with a later production model on view together. During the holidays, from mid-November through December, the Museum is decorated for the holidays with themed trees and model train displays throughout the galleries. Giving back is also part of the holiday season so we will be hosting our annual food and toy drive. We are an official collection location for Toys for Toys and we will also be collecting non-perishable food and personal care items for donation to the Central PA Food Bank.
About the AACA Museum, Inc.
The AACA Museum Inc., a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses, and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The AACA Museum, Inc. is home to the Cammack Tucker Collection; the World’s largest and most prestigious permanent collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under, AACA Museum, Inc. Members and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.
Click the link below to see the list of vehicles currently on view with this exhibit.