New Leader at the Wheel


Hershey, PA (November 18, 2016) Jeffrey E. Bliemeister has been named the new Executive Director of The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum in Hershey, PA. He was selected for this position by the AACA Museum Board Search Committee following an extensive search.

Jeff is no stranger to the AACA Museum as he was part of the staff here who opened the Museum as its Curator. Jeff was the Curator here at the AACA Museum from February 2003 through November 2011. Jeff has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program co-sponsored by the State University of New York and the New York State Historical Association. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in Political Science and concentration in Anthropology from the State University of New York.

Jeff will be returning to the AACA Museum from his current role as the Site Administrator for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania located in Strasburg, PA. Jeff has a strong background of prior work experience in a variety of other Museum settings including: Site Administrator for the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County, PA; Curator for the Renfrew Museum and Park in Waynesboro, PA and Director of Hyde Hall in Springfield, NY, and a Curatorial Consultant for the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, NY.

“On behalf of the AACA Museum Board of Directors, we’re extremely happy to welcome Jeff back to the AACA Museum” stated Henry W. “Hank” Hallowell, III, President of the AACA Museum Board of Directors. “Jeff’s prior affiliation with the AACA Museum, his relationships in the automotive hobby, along with his years of experience in the Museum field make him the perfect candidate to step into this role.”

Jeff currently resides in Palmyra, Pennsylvania with his wife Jennifer who is a nurse at the Penn Station Milton S. Hershey Medical Center along with his two children Max and Emily who are currently pursuing college studies. Jeff will officially begin as Executive Director at the AACA Museum on December 12, 2016.
About the AACA Museum:
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit