Come see our 1987 Johnson at the East Broad Top.
This is the oldest Antique Automobile Museum in the country and the only Museum with two Tuckers on display. 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.
Come see our 1987 Johnson at the East Broad Top.
Did you know that Pennsylvania was the birthplace of the Jeep? Manufactured in Butler PA by the American Bantam Car Company. In our collection we have a 1938 American Austin Bantam Roadster.
Unfortunately our Bantam is not currently on display.
Butler PA is the birthplace of the Jeep!
On Sept. 21, 1940, the American Bantam Car Co. delivered to the U.S. Army a prototype for the World War II-era jeep. One of only a handful of Bantams that survive is exhibited at the Pennsylvania Military Museum on the Pennsylvania Trails of History.
The Historical Marker is located at Hansen Ave. & Renaissance Dr., Butler and reads: In September 1940 a team headed by Karl Probst delivered to the U.S. Army a prototype for the World War II jeep. This small, four-wheel drive vehicle was produced by the American Bantam Car Co., located one block east. Here, Bantam manufactured 2,675 jeeps. Although larger companies ultimately received the chief wartime orders, it was Bantam--in cooperation with the Army--that originally created the jeep.
It’s Saturday and you know what that means! Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers here at the museum every Saturday morning (unless it’s raining) until the end of October from 8am - 11am.
Sadly today would have been the Swigart Meet but due to Covid-19 it was canceled so instead please check our our virtual Swigart Meet Car Show on our page! Post a picture of your car and don’t forget to vote.
The Swigart Museum 2020 Virtual Meet Car Show. Please post your pictures below with the year, make and model, and description. This is a people's choice car show. Anyone can enter their collector cars for your chance to win prizes. There will be a people's choice award to the favorite car. Voting is open to everyone, but only one vote per voter. To vote type "my vote" under your favorite car. Good luck to all of car collector contestants. Car Show ends Sunday August 9th at midnight. Winner announced on Monday August 10th.
Come and join Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers today and every Saturday (unless it rains) 8am-11am
#Pic_A_Day (2063) @AlMachFineArt
Tucker Tuesday - The Tin Goose getting in place
Good news the Tin Goose is back home!
See the one and only 1947 Tucker prototype “Tin Goose” at the Swigart Auto Museum as well as Tucker 48 #1013. In addition, there is a lot of other historical Tucker items and memorabilia to be seen at the museum.
Here it was getting in it’s place during the Elegance at Hershey. Sorry the video is shaky. I did not have the tripod as I was quickly running around as dozens of autos were all coming in at the same time.
Nearby at the AACA Museum in Hershey, you will find the largest most comprehensive collection of Tuckers, information, memorabilia, and so much more.
Consider joining the Tucker Club of America
Getting the Tin Goose in place for The Elegance at Hershey.
Good morning everyone! Come and join Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers, the’re here every Saturday (unless it rains) 8am-11am until the end of October!
Due to the new restrictions implemented by the governor of Pennsylvania on events, it is with much regret that we are canceling this year’s Swigart Museum Car Show Meet on August 8th, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we hope to see everyone next year for the 2021 Swigart Museum Car Show. All registration fees will be refunded. The museum is open daily 10 AM – 5 PM daily for tours.
Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable
MUSEUMS and HISTORICAL SOCIETIES that are OPEN!
Due to the Coronavirus hours and procedures have changed. Most of these places (if not all) will require you to wear a mask and not to touch things. They are doing what is required and what is best to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Huntingdon County Historical Society - Wednesday’s by appointment 10am - 4pm or other days by appointment.
Swigart Museum - Every day of the week 10am - 5pm
on Saturday’s museum 9am - 5pm and Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers 8am - 11am.
Isett Heritage Museum - Monday thru Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Hartslog Heritage Museum - by appointment.
Three Springs/Saltillo area Historical Society - Tuesday’s 1pm - 4pm or by appointment.
Rockhill Trolley Museum - Third Saturdays and Sunday’s of the month 11am - 4:14pm
Historic Blair Park - Daily
Greenwood Furnace State Park - Daily
Broad Top Coal Miners Museum - Saturday’s 10am - 4pm and Sunday’s 1pm - 4pm.
These are the places we know for sure are open, others may be as well. Please check out their pages or check out our website for their contact information. www.huntingdoncountyhistory.com
Raystown Lake Region
Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce
Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau
Good morning from the Swigart Museum! It’s another beautiful day! We’re open every day 10am - 5pm and Saturdays 9am - 5pm. Every Saturday until the end of October the Raystown Kruisers are here for Kars and Koffee 8am - 11am. There’s around 45 cars here so far!
Raystown Lake Region
Antique Automobile Club of America
Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable
#Pic_A_Day (2052) @AlMachFineArt
6-18-1948 Tour from Huntingdon to Philadelphia and back in Maxwell
This interesting article describes a motor tour by the Swigarts in their 1912 Maxwell.
The museum has a 1911 Maxwell in their collection as pictured.
The museum is open for your enjoyment!
Larry Stultz said his grandfather sold Maxwells in Altoona and furnished the advertisement.
They might have originally sold the auto at the museum!
Post your pictures below of your collector cars for our virtual Collector Car Appreciation Day event. Please identify your car's make, model, and year.
Swigart Museum is open today 10 AM to 5 PM. You are welcome to bring your collector car to the museum today and have take a tour.
Good morning and Happy 4th of July Everyone!!! The Swigart Museum is officially OPEN for our 2020 Season! It’s a beautiful day for Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers! We hope to see you soon!
Swigart Museum will be opening for the 2020 season on July 4th.
Welcome to Swigart Museum's Virtual Front End Friday. Please post your front end automobile pictures below.
Does anyone know what this is?
Swigart Museum would like to give a big thank you to Kars & Koffee by Raystown Kruisers, for their assistance today moving cars, and helping us get ready to open the museum for the season, which will happen after our county gets the green light. We really appreciated their help.
Here's a look at our 1938 American Austin Bantam.
Remembering and Honoring All Who Served.
Swigart Museum is more than just cars. Check out this video of some of our cast iron toys on display at the museum.
The inventor of cruise control was _____.
A. Henry Ford.
B. A 12-Year-old child.
C. A blind man.
D. A homeless man.
COVID-19: Museum Season Opening Delayed
We regret that our customary Memorial Day Opening has been delayed this year because of the COVID-19 virus. At this time Huntingdon County, PA is still in a Red Zone. We are hoping to open soon. Please check back for updates on when we are opening this museum touring season.
The Swigart Museum Virtual Car Show has started. Please post pictures of your cars, motorcycles, and trucks in the comments for everyone to enjoy. Please list the year, make and model of your vehicle.
This is a picture of some of the items in one of our many display cases at Swigart Museum. How many items can you name?
The Swigart Museum is enjoying the festivities at this years Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance along with our friends at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. This year we brought our 1929 Duesenberg Model J Victoria.
Save The Date: August 7th & 8th, 2020 for the Swigart Museum 51st Car Show.
#SwigartMuseum #HuntingdonPA #HuntingdonCountyPA #VisitPA #RaystownLake #CarShow
Schuylkill County Historical Society, Museum, and Gift Shop
We explore a trifecta of firsts in this edition of "Friday Factoid."
Robert Allison of Port Carbon, the older gentleman in the photo, is credited with being the first person to purchase a commercially produced motor vehicle in America in April 1898. It was a Winton, based out of Cleveland, Ohio. Allison's purchase saved the company from bankruptcy.
When the vehicle arrived by rail to Port Carbon, it took a few minutes to get the vehicle started. There was no push-button start back then! And horsepower wise, the vehicle could not have had much as it was only a one-cylinder motor vehicle!
Allison also has some other firsts under his belt. His vehicle was also the first to be stolen and also his vehicle was first to be in an accident, as the young man who stole the car would wreck the vehicle. You can't make this stuff up, folks.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 "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!
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