Night At The Museum

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Please join us for a festive evening at the AACA Museum! This year we are pleased to announce a new and exciting program that brings the Museum to life through the characters associated with some of the iconic vehicles in our collection.

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Matchbox Car Show

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM What was your first car?  Chances are it was a Matchbox! The 10th annual  Matchbox Toy show will again be held in Hershey at the AACA Museum, Inc. sponsored by the Diecast Toy Exchange. Remember all the good times you had with your Matchbox Read More »

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Chocolate Covered February

Date: February 1-29, 2016 Hershey is known year-round as The Sweetest Place on Earth, but February is a special month with a town-wide celebration of all things chocolate!   The AACA Museum has a 1920s gallery that depicts downtown Hershey in the 1920s.   The Museum is also home to one of the rare Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruisers Read More »

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons

“A Family Affair”
Celebrating the Station Wagon

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May 23 – October 12, 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 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 vehicles became prevalent in the teens and twenties, but became very popular in the Post War periods of the 1950s and 60s. As America developed into a two-car family, the station wagon became the workhorse, taking the kids to school and summer camp, hauling the dog to the vets and transporting groceries.

Debuting in May 2015, “A Family Affair” will showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life.

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