AACA Museum, Inc. Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day
Free Admission on September 22, 2018 with a downloadable Museum Day Ticket.
Hershey, PA (September 18, 2018) – AACA Museum, Inc. will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.
The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well. Join us for FREE screenings of “I Was A Jet Set Stewardess.” This Smithsonian Channel documentary chronicles the jet-set days of the 1960s. In the 1960s jetliners changed passenger travel forever. They also changed the lives of a few fortunate women. Go back to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals in economy, and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, this Smithsonian Channel documentary details the evolution of the “air hostess,” how they became icons, for a generation and why the jet set era opened new career horizons that many women could only dream of. Screenings will occur hourly beginning at 10:00 AM and concluding with the final screening at 4:00 PM.
AACA Museum, Inc. currently has several special featured exhibits on view including Mustangs: Six Generations of America’s Favorite Pony Car; A Trio of Thunderbirds on view from members of the International Thunderbird Club; the Delorean Prototype car; The 1985 Modena Spyder used as the “Ferrari” in the popular movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”; Remembering Road Maps is another featured display. Permanent exhibits include automobiles, buses, scooters, and motorcycles spanning eight decades of transportation history. This is the 70th Anniversary of Tucker automobiles, and we’re proud to be the center of the Tucker universe with three Tucker automobiles including Tucker #1001 the first production Tucker and Tucker #1026 the only surviving Tucker with automatic transmission. Our model train room and interactive exhibits allow for hands-on learning for visitors of all ages and interests.
We’re a proud Smithsonian affiliate Museum and look forward to sharing this special annual Museum Day with visitors from all over the country. Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/.
For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay.
About Smithsonian Media
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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. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2018. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. 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 as one of the top 12 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, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, 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.