Thursday, June 28, 2018

An Auto Museum PhotoJournal

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Did you know there are attractions in Hershey that are not chocolate-related? We finally got around to visiting one of those attractions on Saturday - the AACA Museum. If I hadn't been there, I wouldn't recognize the acronym, but it's an antique automobile museum, and it's an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. This place has been on my husband's to-visit list for a number of years, so we checked an item off his list, and Kennady and I enjoyed it more than we might have expected.

The current exhibits feature Mustangs and Thunderbirds, so I did expect to enjoy seeing those. A couple of the Thunderbirds on display are in the first room. A 1963 Principality of Monaco Thunderbird, and a 1957 Battlebird.

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From there we moved through the museum, viewing all kinds of antique and vintage cars, from the very early motorized vehicles to an early Coca-Cola delivery truck, DeSotos, Studebakers, Cadillacs, and many more.

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Most of the cars in the exhibit Mustangs: Six Generations of America's Favorite Pony Car are near this replica gas station on the main floor. 

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1964-1/2 Mustang - my favorite

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Route 66 is also featured in the exhibits.

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Along the way, you'll see this DeLorean!

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There's a permanent exhibit featuring Tucker Automobiles, which I'd never heard of before, but it was pretty interesting. That exhibit included a vintage car dealership office.

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Can I put you on hold?

There's a small interactive station where guests can try their hand at an assembly line in miniature. Kennady took the challenge.

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There are more cars on display in the basement of the building, as well as a diner, and a whole exhibit of buses. Who collects buses??? Apparently someone did, and the collection is housed at AACA. I didn't get many pictures of those. And there always seems to be a train garden at museums like this.

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My dad was a Calgary Transit bus driver.

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This is the "Ferrari" used in the Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie, which wasn't really a Ferrari, since that would have been too expensive to use on the set.

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Even though there was no chocolate, I'm glad we visited this auto museum! I'd recommend stopping by if you have car-crazy family members, or for a history field trip.

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2 comments:

Mother of 3 said...

Wasn't it a neat museum? My younger boys and I didn't really want to go either but we enjoyed it. We even stopped to listen to some music in the old diner on their jukeboxes.

Kristen H said...

Okay...I need to figure out how long it would take for us to get to this museum. And a Delorean! How cool - Back to the Future is one of my all time favorites.

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