February 1, 2019
It's Chocolate Covered February!
Known year-round as The Sweetest Place on Earth, Hershey celebrates February as "Chocolate Covered February," a special month-long, town-wide celebration of all things chocolate.

Here at the AACA Museum, Inc. guests can enjoy the 1920s gallery that depicts downtown Hershey in this iconic decade. 

We're also home to the original Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruiser! The perfect photo opportunity for February.

Throughout the month, visitors can participate in a Hershey’s Kisses Scavenger Hunt. These plush kisses can be hidden just about anywhere – how many Hershey’s Kisses can you find?


Create your own Kissmobile!
Monday, February 18th
11:00 - 2:00

As part of our Chocolate Covered February festivities, guests can create their Kissmobile out of Hershey’s chocolate products on Presidents’ Day, February 18 from 11- 2 pm.

It is recommended for ages 4 & older.

We're sorry to share the loss
of Jim Butler one of our dedicated volunteers.
James "Jimmy" Pierce Butler, Jr., formerly of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the age of 72. Born in Rockville Center, Long Island, NY, Jimmy was a son of the late James Pierce, Sr. and Mary Louise (Dillenback) Butler, and resided in Hummelstown. 
A 1964 graduate of Wyomissing High School, Jimmy earned a BA in Economics from Albright College and pursued graduate studies at the Penn State Harrisburg Campus. He worked in the commercial loan departments of various area banks. 
Among Jim’s many interests was a love of antique and classic cars and airplanes, amateur photography and coin collecting. He was a very active member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Hershey, since 1968, the Auburn, Cord Duesenberg Club, Auburn, IN, the Classic Car Club of America, Chicago, and the Society of Automotive Historians.
The oldest of four children, Jim is survived by his brother Thomas H., husband of Susan, Robesonia; and sisters O. Susan Butler, partner of Mary Louise Huth, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mary Louise Butler Pergler, wife of Carl, St. Michaels, MD. 
A memorial service will be held Monday, February 4, 2019, at 10:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court Street, Reading, PA. Friends may call Sunday evening, February 3, from 5:00-7:00pm at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's honor may be made to the AACA Museum, Inc. | 161 Museum Drive | Hershey, PA 17033
Jim volunteered here at the AACA Museum several days each week and could often be seen welcoming guests at our ticket counter or answering questions in one of our exhibit galleries. Jim was an avid reader and had an extensive knowledge of vehicles of all types.
A gathering will also be held here at the AACA Museum, Inc. at a future date to be determined by Jim's family.
Hit the Road with the AACA Museum, Inc. as we travel to the New York International Auto Show!
A Day at The New York International Auto Show
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the 2019 New York International Auto Show will showcase an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers will feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars. Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900.

If you haven’t attended previously, you may not know there are exhibits and cars shown in the New York International Auto Show that are not shown in Philly, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh. To see these displays, you have to travel to New York, Detroit or Los Angeles, so don’t miss out!


Get your Corvette Raffle Ticket!
Tickets are $50 each, and only 2,000 will be sold!
Buses And Their Impact on the Civil Rights Movement Exhibit Extended through February
If you haven't had a chance to visit the Museum of Bus Transportation Gallery in our lower exhibit hall lately, February is the time!

This exhibit has been extended through February.

Tucker: How It All Began
Gallery Talk
A special thank you to Mark Lieberman and John Tucker, Jr. for sharing their Tucker knowledge at our "Tucker: How It All Began" Gallery talk on January 26th.

It was a sold-out crowd, and the event was enjoyed by all who attended. We hope to have additional programs of this type in the future, so watch our website or Keep Up To Speed e-news for updates!

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit our booth at the PA Auto Show last week! We had a fabulous time talking with everyone about the vehicles we had on view along with the many other treasures for you to enjoy here at the Museum.

A special thank you to The PA Automotive Trade Association for allowing us to be part of this fabulous event.
AACA Museum Retail Store
Now: $9.99
Curl up by the fire with
a good book!
A vacation in Sicily turns deadly when young schoolteachers Andrew and his wife Ada find themselves commissioned to solve one of the oldest mysteries in the car world. The whereabouts of the priceless 1935 Duesenberg SJ Emmanuel owned by King Victor Emmanuel of Italy has remained undiscovered for decades.

The Retail Store is open daily from 10 AM - 5 PM or Shop online anytime.


New Year, new meetings & events to plan!

Don't forget that the AACA Museum, Inc. as a fabulous venue location for meetings, weddings, and other special events!
For more information
call us at 717-566-7100
Ext. 105 for Meetings
Ext. 120 for Weddings & Group Tours
April 24-28, 2019
Spring Carlisle
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

April 25-26
Spring Carlisle Collector Car Auction
Carlisle Expo Center

May 17-19
Import & Performance Nationals
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

May 31 - June 2
Ford Nationals
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

June 21 -22
Chevrolet Nationals
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

June 22
Carlisle Auctions Summer Sale
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Road
Carlisle, PA 17013


July 12-14
Chrysler Nationals
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

August 2-4
Truck Nationals
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

August 22-25
Corvettes at Carlisle
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

October 2-6
Fall Carlisle
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds

October 3-4
Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction
Carlisle PA Fairgrounds


Start planning your calendar
for next year!
Featured Exhibits
AACA Museum, Inc. | 161 Museum Drive | Hershey, PA 17033| 717-566-7100
The AACA Museum, Inc. has been and remains an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, not affiliated with the Antique Automobile Club of America.