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.
We’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.
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.
In 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>
|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:
|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. Full Night at the Museum Menu 2018
VIP Cocktail Reception & Main Cocktail Reception
Artesian Cheese Display
Grilled Vegetable Display
Rustic Flatbread with caramelized onion, Gorgonzola flatbread with fresh arugula and balsamic syrup
Spanakopita Phyllo Triangles
Freshly baked rolls & Bread served with whipped butter
Our elegant served dinner will be a dual plated entrée Or Vegetarian|Gluten Free entree:
KENTUCKY BOURBON BRAISED SHORT RIB WITH STUFFED JUMBO SHRIMP
Served with Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Haricot Verts
Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Option:
VEGAN ROASTED PORTOBELLO WITH SEASONAL VEGETABLE
Please let us know 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
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.
Two Featured cocktails:
CLASSIC VODKA MARTINI
TUSCAN ROSEMARY LEMON DROP
One sprig fresh rosemary, 1 ½ ounces of vodka, ½ ounce Lemoncello, ½ ounce of fresh lemon juice and ½ ounce simple syrup served in a martini glass.
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; you can view our list of items from 2017 by clicking the link below to get an idea of the types of experiences and other unique things available.
Night at the Museum is a part of the Fall Meet Week activities happening in Hershey, PA.
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 HomelandHospice.org.