Night at the Museum

SAVE THE DATE!   Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for our next annual Night at the Museum!

Details for the 2020 event will be available in the spring; Content listed here is for the 2019 event.    Thank you!

 

Date:  Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Event Times:   6:00 – 10:00 PM

Attire:   Come as you are

Online ticketing is no longer available.  A limited number of tickets are still available to join us tonight.   Please call the Museum directly for tickets – 717-566-7100.     Thank you!

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Presenting Sponsor:

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Please join us for a festive evening at the AACA Museum!   Night at the Museum is our signature fundraising event, and we want to fill the Museum with people!  To that end, we’ve reduced the price and made the program much less formal; people are encouraged to come as they are, straight from the Hershey fall meet fields if desired.

All guests are treated to a full reception, either a VIP Reception with special guests Bill Miller, Jr. and Lance Miller of Carlisle Events or a regular reception in the galleries of the AACA Museum, Inc. Either way, you’ll enjoy a variety of beautiful vintage vehicles on display while savoring hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception is followed by a seated family-style dinner and award presentation where Bill Miller, Jr. and the late Chip Miller will be honored as the recipients of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award.  A Silent Auction will be available throughout the evening with many interesting items up for bid.  A few highlighted items will also be auctioned live during the program.

Tickets to attend this year’s event are $100 per person. It is an additional $50 per person to attend the VIP Reception with special guests Bill Miller, Jr. and Lance Miller.

Register to Attend

Please call the Museum directly to register for this event.   Limited seating is available for tonight.  You may also call us  717-566-7100 to register over the phone with payment by credit card.

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We look forward to seeing you on October 9th!

AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award

Automotive Heritage Award

The AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award is designed to honor and provide public recognition for an individual(s) who made an exceptional contribution to the hobby by preserving antique automobiles and motorsports vehicles, exhibiting their vehicles, promoting the hobby, engaging in sustained, noteworthy activities that have positively impacted the hobby, and using his/her position in the hobby for philanthropy and service to others. The field of prospective honorees includes antique car and motorsports owners, writers, and employees of auto-related companies, such as car designers and people who provide governmental and social leadership to protect and promote antique auto and motorsports vehicle ownership and use.

Bill Miller, Jr. And Chip MillerWe’re thrilled to present the 2019 AACA Museum Automotive Heritage Award to Bill Miller, Jr. & the late Chip Miller Founders of Carlisle Events.

When Chip Miller and Bill Miller together held their first car show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in 1974, they never could have envisioned the growth and legacy of Carlisle Events. They began to transform the car show landscape creating a series of national-caliber events that touches almost every element of the hobby. Today, Carlisle Events hosts or is part of 12 events and four collector car auctions. Events have evolved from “cars in a field” to destination activities for individuals and families from around the world. In all, more than a half a million guests visit shows promoted by Carlisle Events annually.  The spring show is the organization’s biggest draw of the year with nearly 100,000 enthusiasts converging on the region, and the Carlisle‐based events bring in $98 million annually to the local economy in Central Pennsylvania. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor them by attending this year’s event in support of all they have done for the automotive hobby.

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See the 1960 class-winning #3 Cunningham Corvette, courtesy of the Miller Family.  The first in its class to win at the famous 24 Heures du Mans (Le Mans 24-Hours) race in 1960.  You’ll hear from Lance Miller and from Kevin J. Mackay, President of Corvette Repair Inc. who restored this storied vehicle.

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Lance Miller with #3 Corvette
Photo Credit: Michael Brown

Enjoy browsing the event program book!

Platinum Sponsors:

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Entertainment

The Museum comes Alive with the “characters” behind the cars

Throughout the Museum, meet memorable “characters” who have played a part in automotive history.  They portray some of your favorite movie and television characters making the Museum come alive!

Professional interpretive actors will interact with guests alongside some of our iconic vehicles like the “Forest Gump Bus,” Whitney Houston’s limousine, CHIP’s Motorcycle, and a DeLorean DMC-12.  These performers will bring the Museum to life as they portray some of your favorite movie and television characters!

Razzmatazz

Razzmatazz Barbershop Quartet
This popular quartet will entertain you with their unique blend of singing and comedy.  Together since 1988, Razzmatazz has performed in more than 350 barbershop shows in addition to a broad spectrum of private and public events. The focus is on having fun and making people laugh throughout their show.

Gold Sponsors:

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McNees logo
The Collection at Hershey logo

Dr. Jerome Marcus

Toni Rothman

Menu

C & J Catering will be providing an amazing array of culinary creations during the reception and dinner for all guests to enjoy.   Click on the link below to see the complete menu details.   Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your admission all evening.

NATM Menu downloadable PDF

Auction

Night at the Museum Silent Auction Image

photo credit: Mark Usciak

There will be a silent auction with some unique and exciting products, services, and experiences up for bid.  There will also be a few highlighted items up for bid in a live auction during the program.  One of these unique items is a ride in a  Tucker ’48 automobile – #1026, the only surviving Tuckermatic!

Proceeds from the sale of items will benefit the AACA Museum, Inc. We would like to thank you for considering a purchase, and we appreciate the various organizations and donors for their auction item donations.

Tucker 1026

Night at the Museum is an annual event that takes place during the same week as the Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet, a world-wide gathering of automotive enthusiasts.  We invite you to join us here in Hershey, PA.