Night at the Museum (NATM) is our signature event of the year and coincides with the start of the Eastern Fall Meet — Hershey Region. This year’s NATM, presented by C&J Catering, promises to be an evening to remember as we mark our 20th year with our “Emerald Anniversary Celebration.”
Join us on October 3rd for an evening to relax, catch up with friends, enjoy live music, and take a “drive through time” hosted by Bill Rothermel, the museum’s collections committee chair and secretary of the board of directors. Bill and an array of guests highlight the compelling stories of vehicles from our intriguing collection of cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles. He has served as the Master of Ceremonies of concours throughout the U.S., including the Amelia, Boca Raton, Greenwich, Detroit, Radnor Hunt, Chattanooga, Hilton Head, and Cavalcade Miami.
Great food, cocktails, and entertainment
The evening kicks off at 5:00 PM with a reception featuring the music of solo looping artist Danny Spec and plenty of time to connect with friends. Following the reception, presenting sponsor C&J Catering provides an expertly prepared dinner at 6:00 PM (dinner menu). JazzMe rhythm & blues band performs live throughout the evening. Guests can expect a music mix spanning decades, an engaging program, and a unique silent auction as we celebrate our emerald anniversary.
Honoring those who make it all possible
In addition to celebrating the museum’s milestone, NATM is a night to show our deep gratitude for those who support museum efforts. Our prestigious AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award honors one individual each year. This year’s award is presented posthumously to David S. Cammack. Also, we recognize our annual class of William H. “Bill” Smith Fellows. Each is honored for his/her commitment to museum advancement. The 2023 Fellows class includes Randy Wilcox, Dottie Schultz, and Bob Schultz.
AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award Honoree:
David S. Cammack
The museum welcomes the Cammack family to receive the award on Mr. Cammack’s behalf. Mr. Cammack began amassing his Tucker collection in the 1970s and acquired three of the 51 vehicles, #1001, #1022, and #1026. Along with the cars, his collection encompasses a trove of Tucker-related items, including thousands of company documents, a factory test chassis, prototype engines, experimental parts, original parts, memorabilia from the movie, “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” and a set of original factory blueprints.
Upon his death in 2013, the collection was moved to the AACA Museum, Inc., where it is shared perpetually. The Cammack Family Foundation funded the construction of the 5,000-square-foot wing that houses the Cammack Tucker Gallery. The gallery displays the collection as a permanent exhibit viewed by nearly one million visitors. In June, the David S. Cammack Archival Center was opened to promote the preservation of Tucker history.
2023 Class of William H. Smith Museum Fellows
Who benefits from Night at the Museum?
The easy answer … everyone. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum offers visitors a world-class transportation experience through interactive exhibits, educational opportunities, entertaining events, and hands-on activities. Dedicated to education and preserving transportation heritage, the museum was opened in 2003. As we reach the 20th-anniversary milestone, the museum continues to flourish as one of the top automobile museums in the United States.