We’re thrilled to announce the reopening of the AACA Museum, Inc. this Fri. and Sat., June 26-27. Of course, visitor safety is our top priority: the AAC Museum, Inc. Board of Directors and staff have carefully reviewed and implemented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and CDC COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. We have taken significant measures to provide a safe and healthy environment.
Here’s what’s happening.
Friday, June 26, 9a-5p | Reopening Preview Day
Museum members, volunteers, donors, and contributors are invited to our Reopening Preview Day. Be among the first to discover and enjoy our new exhibits, one-of-a-kind vehicles, and our continued commitment to motoring heritage. Please join us for this special open house just for you. If you’re not yet an AACA Museum, Inc. member, join today and make our Reopening Preview Day your first official members’ event.
Saturday, June 27, 9a-5p | Reopening Day
We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the Museum. We truly hope that you had a chance to “keep up to speed” with the Museum through our Virtual Visits series, online Museum Bookshelf, and digital “Collection Chronicles” series. We realize your love of motoring, and we are excited to share all that the Museum has to offer.
Two new exhibits
We’re genuinely grateful to everyone who supported the Museum during our prolonged COVID-19 closure. To show appreciation to our members, donors, contributors, volunteers, and community, we’re presenting an interim exhibit featuring unique and notable vehicles from the Museum collection. Throughout the closure, we introduced many cars from our collection through our “Collection Chronicles” email series. And, some of our notable vehicles appeared in our Virtual Visits presentations. Now it’s time to get up-close and see these cars in person. Among the highlights are our AMX, “Helen” our 1932 Studebaker, Betty White’s “Parakeet,” and the 1968 Chrysler Imperial featured in our “ride” with Museum Curator Stan Sipko.
To show our appreciation for those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 national emergency, our reopening features our “Salute to First Responders and Frontline Workers” exhibit. Whether health care heroes, those providing essential services, or those pledged to “protect and serve,” we thank you for helping throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The exhibit includes vintage vehicles used to help in times of crisis.
Here’s what you need to know.
We know you have questions about what to expect when you come back to the Museum. We’re committed to the safety of all who visit. We encourage you to read more about our visitor guidelines here.
Also, here are a few specific tips to help make your visit as amazing as possible:
- Capacity guidelines limit the number of people allowed on the premises.
- Temperature checks will be conducted.
- We require guests to wear face coverings and encourage the use of hand sanitizer.
- Markers are placed throughout exhibition spaces to promote social distancing.
- We plan regular sanitization of frequently touched surfaces.
- Our hands-on exhibits, interactive displays, and train room will remain closed.
We welcome everyone to the Museum and we look forward to seeing you soon.