Swigart Museum

Swigart Museum This is the oldest Antique Automobile Museum in the country and the only Museum with two Tuckers on display.
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The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum, located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation of American automobile history. The collections began as a private passion of founder W. Emmert Swigart in about 1920. The current museum opened in 1957. The museum's collection contain about 150 cars, of which 30 to 35 are on display at the museum at one time. One-of-a-kind automobiles include a 1936 Duesenberg 12 cylinder Gentlemen's Speedster, a 1920 Carroll, and a 1916 Scripps-Booth. The Swigart Museum is the only automobile museum in the country where visitors can see two Tuckers side-by-side, the 1947 "Tin Goose" Prototype and #1013. Along with automobiles, the museum's other collections including automotive artwork, bicycles, antique toys, vintage clothing, spittoons, license plates, radiator caps, automobile lights and horns, automobilia and other related items. The museum is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October, and hosts many car-related events. The museum is a member of the National Association of Automobile Museums and the American Association of Museums.

Preston Tucker LLC
12/26/2019

Preston Tucker LLC

On the day after Christmas in 1956, Preston Thomas Tucker passed away in Ypsilanti, MI at age 53. It’s hard to believe what he accomplished in such a short period of time and his innovation, enthusiasm, and drive live on to this day. Rest In Peace.

11/11/2019
Swigart Museum once again participated in the AAA Glidden Tour Revival with our 1929 Duesenberg Model J. Touring in the ...
09/29/2019

Swigart Museum once again participated in the AAA Glidden Tour Revival with our 1929 Duesenberg Model J. Touring in the car was our President Patricia Swigart, along with board trustees David Kontor and Donald Barlup.

Welcome Juniatians!
09/28/2019

Welcome Juniatians!

We are (virtually) painting Huntingdon blue and gold in honor of Homecoming & Family Weekend, with area businesses, organizations, and individuals sharing words of welcome for all of you coming back for a visit!

09/21/2019
Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers

Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers

Tomorrow looks like a beautiful day for a cruise in. I hope to see you at the Swigart Museum in the morning. Kars and Koffee runs from 8:00-11:00.

AACA Museum, Inc.
09/19/2019

AACA Museum, Inc.

Tommy & Peg, Together Again -

The 1908 Studebaker Electric “To & Fro,” Tommy, is scheduled to return to the Studebaker Cool exhibit here at the AACA Museum tomorrow around noon.

It was removed to be in a unique display at the 55th International Studebaker Drivers Club Meet in Mansfield, Ohio last week.

The display was unique because it was the first time in 80 years that Tommy and Peg (the other of the 2 vehicles produced by special contract), have been together. Both vehicles were sold at auction by the US Government in 1939.

Tommy is on loan to the AACA Museum, and displayed at the Studebaker meet, courtesy of the Swigart Museum Huntingdon, PA. Peg was on display courtesy of the Studebaker National Museum South Bend, IN.

While at the meet, students of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Automotive Restoration Technology program attempted to get the unrestored Peg operating but found issues with two of the electrical circuits.

Only a few weeks to see Studebaker Cool: 114 Years of Innovation here at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA. More than 50 Studebakers on view.

#Studebaker #StudebakerCool #AACAMuseum #StudebakerNationalMuseum #SwigartMuseum

Our 1908 Studebaker Congressional electric "Tommy" reunited with the only other 1908 Studebaker Congressional electric "...
09/14/2019

Our 1908 Studebaker Congressional electric "Tommy" reunited with the only other 1908 Studebaker Congressional electric "Peggy" for the first time in 80 years.

This weekend a few of our restoration instructors got the chance to go to Ohio for the Studebaker Nationals. They also have the honor of once again representing the Studebaker Electric owned by the William E. Swigart Museum in Huntington, PA. This car is one of two built in 1908 to be used in the underground transportation of Washington, D.C. This weekend marks the first time these two amazing historical vehicles have been seen together in 80 years!

Come join us at Swigart Museum Saturday September 21st for museum day.
09/13/2019
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day

Come join us at Swigart Museum Saturday September 21st for museum day.

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Museum Day 2019 is celebrating the Smithsonian Year of Music. Tap into your boundless curiosity; discover the history, enjoy the arts, and experience the science.

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Good morning from the Swigart Museum! It's another beautiful day for Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers!
09/07/2019

Good morning from the Swigart Museum! It's another beautiful day for Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers!

We are open tomorrow Monday September 2, 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM!
09/01/2019

We are open tomorrow Monday September 2, 2019 10:00AM - 5:00PM!

It's another beautiful day at the Swigart Museum for Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers! Come and see them every Saturda...
08/31/2019

It's another beautiful day at the Swigart Museum for Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers! Come and see them every Saturday morning 8am to 11am and the museum 9am to 5pm!

Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers
08/17/2019

Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers

The cars are starting to arrive and we've got fresh coffee and donuts ready. Come join us!

Swigart Museum would like to thank Martin Oil Company for sponsoring our Youth's Choice trophy this year at our 50th Swi...
08/09/2019

Swigart Museum would like to thank Martin Oil Company for sponsoring our Youth's Choice trophy this year at our 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on Saturday August 10, 2019.

This Saturday August 10th car show trophies. The large ones are people's choice, and youth's choice, and everyone can co...
08/09/2019

This Saturday August 10th car show trophies. The large ones are people's choice, and youth's choice, and everyone can come vote, and every car is eligible for these 2 feet, 3 column trophies. Bring your car or just come to vote on your favorite car, and bring your kids to vote on their favorite car too.

Swigart Museum would like to say thank you again Northwest Bank for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show o...
08/06/2019

Swigart Museum would like to say thank you again Northwest Bank for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on August 10, 2019 with the peoples choice awards. Make sure you come to the car show and vote on your favorite vehicle.

Swigart Museum would like to thank NAPA Huntingdon again for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on Augus...
08/06/2019

Swigart Museum would like to thank NAPA Huntingdon again for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on August 10, 2019 with a special silent auction item valued at over $50. Make plans to come to the car show on Saturday and bid on our silent auction.

Do you have an awesome car? Come out for our car show. You can register on our website swigartmuseum.com or by calling t...
08/04/2019

Do you have an awesome car? Come out for our car show. You can register on our website swigartmuseum.com or by calling the museum from 10:00 to 5:00 daily this week. Please share this post.

It's Saturday morning and you know what that means! The Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show 8am to 11am. C...
08/03/2019

It's Saturday morning and you know what that means! The Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show 8am to 11am. Come and check them out!

Swigart Museum would like to thank NAPA Huntingdon for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on August 10, ...
08/01/2019

Swigart Museum would like to thank NAPA Huntingdon for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on August 10, 2019 with a special silent auction item valued at over $50.

Swigart Museum would like to thank Northwest Bank for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on August 10, 2...
08/01/2019

Swigart Museum would like to thank Northwest Bank for supporting the 50th Swigart Museum Meet - Car Show on August 10, 2019 with the peoples choice awards.

Another beautiful day here at the Swigart Museum for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show! Every Saturd...
07/27/2019

Another beautiful day here at the Swigart Museum for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show!
Every Saturday Morning 8am to 11am.

Beautiful day for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show here at the Swigart Museum! Every Saturday Morni...
07/20/2019

Beautiful day for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show here at the Swigart Museum!
Every Saturday Morning 8am to 11am from May to October.

Our Tin Goose Tucker has finally returned to the museum after an extended tour, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, variou...
07/18/2019

Our Tin Goose Tucker has finally returned to the museum after an extended tour, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, various exhibits, and a first place award for post war vehicle at the Elegance at Hershey. Stop by Swigart Museum to see the Tin Goose along with our Tucker #1013. #Tucker

Beautiful day for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show here at the Swigart Museum! 8am to 11am.
06/29/2019

Beautiful day for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show here at the Swigart Museum! 8am to 11am.

On this day in history 71 years ago today the Tin Goose was first debuted on June 19, 1947 to an assembly of approximate...
06/19/2019

On this day in history 71 years ago today the Tin Goose was first debuted on June 19, 1947 to an assembly of approximately 3,000 spectators that included media, shareholders, and dealers, Tucker family members, employees and friends. The unveiling was held at the six million square foot WWII surplus plant in Chicago, Illinois that the company had leased from the U.S. War Assets Administration for the production of Tucker automobiles. The Tin Goose received an enthusiastic reception from the crowd.

Swigart Museum
06/16/2019

Swigart Museum

Happy Father's Day from Swigart Museum. Take advantage of our Father's Day special. Bring your dad to Swigart Museum on Father's Day and he gets in for free with another paid admission to the museum.

Good morning! It's a beautiful day for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show here at the Swigart Museum....
06/15/2019

Good morning! It's a beautiful day for the Raystown Krusiers weekly Kars and Koffee Car Show here at the Swigart Museum. The Krusiers are here every Saturday morning 8am to 11am from May to October, unless it's raining.
The museum opens at 9am and is open until 5pm so we invite you to come check out our cars on display.
See you down to road!

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The 50th Annual AACA Swigart Museum Meet - Regional Car Show

Happy Father's Day from Swigart Museum. Take advantage of our Father's Day special. Bring your dad to Swigart Museum on ...
06/15/2019

Happy Father's Day from Swigart Museum. Take advantage of our Father's Day special. Bring your dad to Swigart Museum on Father's Day and he gets in for free with another paid admission to the museum.

Pat Swigart receiving the Olympus award at the Elegance at Hershey. Description of award....This achievement award is gi...
06/09/2019

Pat Swigart receiving the Olympus award at the Elegance at Hershey. Description of award....

This achievement award is given by The Elegance to a collector who has shown a lifetime dedication to the spirit of sharing magnificent automobiles with automotive enthusiasts around the world. It’s awarded in honor of The Elegance founder, John W. Rich, Sr.

03/04/2019

Swigart Museum is heading to the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida for the Amelia Island 2019 Concours d' Elegance with their 1908 International Model 1E.

Thursday March 7, 2019 through Sunday March 10, 2019 with Judging and awards presented on Sunday 11:45 AM to 4:00 PM.

If you're planning to attend the event or you'll be in the Northeast Florida area be sure to stop and see our unrestored 1908 International featuring tall wheels fitted with durable solid rubber tires.

10/17/2018
Today October 1st on American Pickers they aired an episode about the American Bantam Roadster. Season 9 episode 4, whic...
10/02/2018

Today October 1st on American Pickers they aired an episode about the American Bantam Roadster. Season 9 episode 4, which first aired June 17, 2013, titled Pinch Picker. They talked about how rare they are today. The American Bantam Roadster Series 60 which was produced in 1938, with only 512 of that model being made. That is rare.
It has a 75” wheelbase (16” shorter than the original VW Beetle) 15” wheels, and fenders shaped similar to the Duesenberg and Auburn speedsters..
We have a 1938 American Bantam 60 series Roadster on display at the Swigart Museum in great condition. Stop in a see it before we close for the season.

09/11/2018

The Swigart Museum is closed today Sept. 11th due to area flooding. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will re-open tomorrow Wednesday Sept. 12th at 10 AM.

09/03/2018
08/31/2018
Our “Tin Goose” Tucker is entered for exhibition and will be eligible for special consideration this year at the Pebble ...
08/22/2018
Penn College restoration students skillfully leave mark on automotive history | Penn State University

Our “Tin Goose” Tucker is entered for exhibition and will be eligible for special consideration this year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. There will a live stream of the event available for those who want to follow the action at https://www.motortrend.com/auto-shows/pebble-beach/.

Faculty and students from Pennsylvania College of Technology's automotive restoration major are traveling with one of America's most historically significant vehicles on a “dream come true” journey to the Super Bowl of car shows: the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. Th...

08/01/2018

Come join us for The 49th Swigart Museum Meet on August 11th. See you down the road.

Sorry for the late post. These are a few pics Betty grabbed while the freedom rally was in town.
06/20/2018

Sorry for the late post. These are a few pics Betty grabbed while the freedom rally was in town.

Thank you so much to the Freedom Road Rally for using us as another stock on your tour this year, it was a pleasure to h...
06/06/2018

Thank you so much to the Freedom Road Rally for using us as another stock on your tour this year, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests.

05/04/2018

Its that time of year again, time to get the cars cleaned up nice and shiny waiting for our doors opening the end of the month. Who has missed the cars? I know I have!

03/09/2018

The winter elves are putting the museum together for another wonderful season, are you ready?

11/13/2017

MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE WILLIAM E. SWIGART, JR. AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM

The Swigart Museum began in 1920. W. Emmert Swigart had the foresight to collect cars and memorabilia so that future generations could learn from these automobiles. His son, William E. Swigart, Jr., continued collecting cars and “Automobiliana” until his death in July, 2000. Now the Board of Trustees of this great museum is carrying on the tradition that W. Emmert started. BUT, since the year 2000 we are a 501©(3) non-profit organization, and we depend on public support to be able to keep our doors open and accomplish our goals. Each year we become involved in more activities outside the museum (for example, The Elegance in Hershey). This helps to spread the word and tell the public what we are all about.

So, the reason for this letter is to ask you for your financial support again this year. We have three areas of our operation that need your help.

1) The General Fund. This is probably the most important as this money is used for general operating expenses, car insurance and maintenance.
2) The Trailer Fund. Yes, we are still trying to reach our goal. Many people helped us last year and we are hoping to reach our goal by the end of this year.
3) The Legacy Fund. This money is used for major repairs on the vehicles.

I hope you will consider helping us with this fund-raising event this year. We feel we are doing important work and would like to be able to continue to do so. A self-addressed envelope is enclosed for your convenience. You can also contribute by using your credit card. Just fill in the form below and mail it back to us.

I want to thank you, in advance, for your donation and hope you will take the time to visit the museum to see what we have to offer.

Sincerely,

Marjorie E. Cutright,
Executive Director
MEC/blb

My check is for $____ payable to “The William E. Swigart, Jr. Auto Museum”
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The William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum is a non-profit 501 © (3) organization. All gifts to the museum are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of the Museum may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. A copy of the organization’s form 990, Return of Organization exempt from Income Tax, is available for public inspection.



©2017 William E. Swigart Jr. Automobile Museum | 510 Penn Street Huntingdon PA 16652

Newsletter – 21 Sep 03:24 PM
10/19/2017
Newsletter – 21 Sep 03:24 PM

Newsletter – 21 Sep 03:24 PM

The 48th Swigart Museum Meet, sponsored by the William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum and the Allegheny Mountain Region, AACA was held on the weeke...

The swigart museum family is saddened by this loss. Ron worked at the Swigart Museum for many years.  He worked closely ...
10/19/2017
Ronald L. Smith

The swigart museum family is saddened by this loss. Ron worked at the Swigart Museum for many years. He worked closely with William so he knew all the car stories first hand. The Swigart Museum sends prayers and thoughts to the family for their loss and want them to know he is missed very much.

Ronald L. Smith, 70, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Mount Union, PA, passed away on October 15, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in DuBois, PA, he

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