While it might be cold outside, the AACA Museum, Inc. is warm inside with lots of fun things to do. We invite you to join us for Community Weekend, January 13, 14 and 15. The Museum is offering the community a special $7 admission price and special activities. As always, children 3 and under are free. The perfect cure for cabin fever!
Guests can participate in our Museum-wide scavenger hunt to find your favorite “Cars” from the Disney-Pixar Cars movies that are hidden throughout the Museum. How many will you be able to find? Let us know and you have a chance to win a Family Membership to the AACA Museum, Inc.
To keep the merriment going On Monday, January 15, we have Gerry & the Attrics performing. The 50s themed a Cappella group will be singing throughout the Museum for our guests at 1 PM.
Guests of all ages will love the interactives throughout the Museum. Hit your brakes at our Photo Stop where you can pretend to drive a vintage car or truck or check out our Roads to Rails model train display that offers different scenes and many buttons to push that run a variety of special effects. Our Assembly Line Interactive gives you the opportunity to view how a Model T is built along with how the assembly line changed the world. Guests can also get behind the wheel of a Tucker replica in the Cammack Gallery. These are just a few of our guest’s favorite interactive, stop by to check them out yourself.
Our featured exhibits include Getting the Job Done: Vehicles That Earned Their Keep which focuses on working vehicles like fire trucks, police cars, limousines and more! We are excited to have both the 1st DeLorean Prototype along with a Production Model on view. Guests can view the differences and enjoy a double dose of these iconic automobiles. In the Williams-Clyde Gateway Gallery, the National Corvette Restorer’s Society (NCRS) has different generations of Corvettes on exhibit, through April 23, 2018.
In our exhibits galleries, cruise through time as you enjoy vintage vehicles, our lower level gallery features The Museum of Bus Transportation collection which houses full-sized antique buses along with our original 1940’s Valentine Diner. Our Special Vehicles include Whitney Houston’s Rolls-Royce Limousine and the Lakeland Bus from the movie “Forrest Gump.” Other exhibit items include motorcycles, motor scooters and a collection of more than 100 hood ornaments. In The Cammack Gallery, we showcase the World’s largest display of Tucker automobiles while following the story of Preston Tucker. Our newest permanent exhibit, Rt. 66, allows guests to experience an integral part of driving history. The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) has an ongoing display and shares a variety of historically significant vehicles throughout the year. On display now is a 1933 Graham Blue Streak 8 Sedan. Coming in late January will be a 1920 Anderson Six Convertible. Both are recent additions to The National Historic Register.