Hershey, PA (January 3, 2019). The name George Hasay is well-known to the residents of Luzerne, Columbia and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania. George served these communities as their elected Representative in the Pennsylvania House for 34 years (1973-2006).
Upon retirement from the House of Representatives, George joined the staff of the AACA Museum, Inc. in Hershey as a volunteer Gallery Docent. This week marks a milestone for George and the Museum as we recognize him for contributing 1,000 hours of volunteer service. He is pictured above receiving his acknowledgment and commemorative 1,000-hour service pin during his regular volunteer shift earlier this week at the Museum.
“The Museum has hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time and talent on a regular basis, but George is one of a core group who fills a regular time slot as a Gallery Docent or Visitor Guide. He is always here early, ready to sign in and begin his shift,” states the Museum’s Executive Director, Jeffrey Bliemeister. “We know when he is on the Museum floor, our guests will receive a warm welcome. I encourage all of our staff and volunteers to serve as ambassadors for the Museum. George sets the bar very high in this area of visitor service.”
George has volunteered at the AACA Museum, Inc. for more than ten years. As a Gallery Docent, he has the opportunity to share his knowledge and love of vintage vehicles with thousands of Museum visitors. When asked what motivates him to keep coming back to this volunteer position, he told us that he “really enjoys talking with all the different people who visit the Museum from all over the country and from around the world.” Additionally, he appreciates the Museum’s unique decade by decade theme, complete with building facades and automotive memorabilia. The galleries feature much more than just cars in rows of displays. This puts the vehicles in historical context and allows a passionate docent such as George to help bring them to life.
The AACA Museum is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies heavily on its loyal volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks essential in carrying out our public mission. Once again, we wish to acknowledge and thank George Hasay for his dedication to the Museum in reaching this volunteer milestone. Serving in the exhibition galleries is one of many different volunteer opportunities available at the Museum. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the AACA Museum, Inc. volunteer team can contact us directly at 717-566-7100 or online at https://www.AACAMuseum.org/volunteer to fill out an online application.
What was your first car? What was the car you’ve always dreamed of owning? Visiting the AACA Museum will transport you back in time as you explore many fabulous vehicles that spark memories and stories to share with family and friends.
The permanent collection vehicles and related artifacts include a variety of vehicles from the 1890s to the 1980s displayed in themed areas representing a variety of scenes through the decades where automobiles have played a culturally defining role in modern times. Current special exhibits include: “Land Yachts: Postwar American Luxury Convertibles”, “Mid-Atlantic Dodge Brothers Club Display”, and the 1920s GMC Taxi used in the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” on loan courtesy of The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage and on view as part of the Historic Vehicle Association display. Visitors can enjoy all the exhibits daily from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. When you visit, be sure to look for George Hasay or another one of the many wonderful volunteers who keep the wheels turning.
About the AACA Museum, Inc.
The AACA Museum Inc., a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses, and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s –1980s on a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. The AACA Museum, Inc. has been and remains an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, not affiliated with The Antique Automobile Club of America. As one of the largest automotive museums in the country, AACA Museum, Inc. features special exhibits that change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles – automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles and more.
The AACA Museum, Inc. is home to the Cammack Tucker Collection; along with being the home of the Tucker Automobile Club of America. The Museum holds the World’s largest and most prestigious permanent collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. We’re proud to have been recently recognized by Road & Track and AutoClassics as one of the top automobile museums in the country. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12.50, seniors age 61 and older $11.50, juniors age 4-12 $9.50, children age 3 and under, AACA Museum, Inc. Members and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The AACA Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.