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Gala & Live Charity Auction

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

We’re honored to be partnering with Homeland Hospice raising funds to provide benevolent care and support for patients and their families.

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Gale Haldermand with Ford MustangWe’re thrilled to present this year’s AACA Museum Automotive Heritage Award to Mr. Gale Halderman!  Halderman had a long career at Ford Motor Company where he held a variety of positions.   Halderman was inducted into the Mustang Club of America’s Mustang Hall of Fame in 2004 and was presented with an Iacocca Award during the Mustang 50th Celebration in Charlotte, NC. Today, he and his family manage the Halderman Museum in his hometown of Tipp City, OH, and Gale remains active in Mustang club events and the Ford enthusiast community.


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Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Admission: 5 PM – 10 PM

Attire: Business Professional

All guests will then be treated to a full reception, either a VIP Reception with special guest Gale Halderman or a regular reception in the main gallery of the AACA Museum, Inc. where a variety of beautiful vintage vehicles will be on display while guests enjoy hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception will be followed by an elegant served dinner and presentation of awards where Gale Halderman will be honored as the recipient of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. The program will be followed by a LIVE Auction presented by the Katz Family Foundation with many interesting items up for bid that are sure to capture your attention. Tickets to attend this year’s event will be at the cost of $150 per person or an additional $50 to attend the VIP Reception with special guest Gale Halderman.

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Automotive Heritage AwardIn 2017, this award was presented racing icon, Bobby Rahal.  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.

We’re thrilled to have Gale Halderman as this year’s award recipient, especially during the year we’re presenting a featured exhibit on Six Generations of Mustangs.  Ford Stylist Gale Halderman worked closely with then-division vice-president Lee Iacocca, his special projects manager Hal Sperlich and Ford studio chief Joe Oros to help create the design that defined the original Ford Mustang. Under direction from Oros, Halderman was asked to come up with design ideas overnight for a new sporty car concept, and the next day one of his six sketches was selected out of the two-dozen designs that were submitted. After penning Mustang’s now-iconic shape, Halderman was then tasked with leading the design team responsible for taking the 1965 Mustang from concept sketch to clay and from feasibility on through to production.

 Halderman served as design chief for the Ford Mustang for eight more years. Mustang design advances under Halderman’s leadership included the ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback, the ’67 SportsRoof and the ’71 Notchback and full Fastback designs. Later, Mr. Halderman oversaw the design development of the 1979 Fox Body (3rd generation) Mustang under design chief Jack Telnack.    More on Gale Halderman>

Event Timeline

Guests arrive 5 PM
VIP Reception – with Gale Halderman in our Motorcycle Gallery 5 PM – 6 PM
Cocktails – Main Gallery Regular Reception 5 PM – 6PM
Begin Seating for Dinner 6 PM
The Evening’s Program Begins:

  • Automotive Heritage Award Presentation
  • Live Auction
 7:15 PM
Event Concludes 10 PM


This year’s Catering Partner for Night At The Museum is C & J Catering & Events.   C & J Catering, LLC is a PA Preferred Company devoted to developing menus from locally produced goods when available.  Their culinary teams combine creativity with the freshest ingredients available.    Night At The Museum Menu 2018:


Artesian Cheese Display

Artichoke Dip

Grilled Vegetable Display

Rustic Flatbread With Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola Flatbread With Fresh Arugula And Balsamic Syrup

Mini Cheesesteak

Spanakopita Phyllo Triangles


Caeser Salad

Freshly Baked Rolls & Bread Served With Whipped Butter

Kentucky Bourbon Braised Short Rib & Herb Marinated French Cut Chicken Dressed With A Mushroom Champagne Vinagrette

Served With  Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Haricot Verts


Vegan Roasted Portobello With Seasonal Vegetable

Please specify if you would prefer this entrée when making your reservations.


DESSERT TRIO –  Mini Apple Tart, Chocolate Shooter, And A Fresh Pumpkin Whoopee Pie.

 TABLESIDE COFFEE SERVICE – Coffee, Decaf Coffee, Hot Water, Assorted Tea Bags

Professionally tended full bars featuring Thorn Hill Vineyards wines, assorted beers, mixed drinks and soft drinks.   Bar services will be available during the reception and throughout the evening.  Full beverage service is included with your ticket purchase.

Live Auction Items

For 2018, The Night at the Museum event will again feature a live auction with some unique and exciting products, services and experiences. Proceeds from the sale of all items will benefit Homeland Hospice and the AACA Museum, Inc.

We’re working on some enticing auction items for 2018; view the list below and make sure to check back for updated items.

View 2018 Auction Items >>

Night at the Museum is a part of the Fall Meet Week activities happening in Hershey, PA.

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors!


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Presenting Sponsor



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Toni Rothman

Jerry Marcus

We appreciate your support of our sponsors.

Homeland Hospice:

Homeland Hospice is a community outreach of Homeland Center, a five-star skilled nursing and personal care facility, and one of three Homeland at Home programs offering a complete continuum of care for any changing circumstances. We believe the care people receive makes a difference in the quality of their lives. Homeland Hospice is privileged to care for patients and their families serving 14 counties in the south central PA region. To learn more, please visit