Here's a look at our 1938 American Austin Bantam.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
T-MINUS 9 DAYS! Over 1,500 museums across the country will offer free admission on Saturday, September 21st for Smithsonian Magazine's 15th Annual #MuseumDay!
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.
Share your stories with us by tagging your museum of choice! Download your ticket today!
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!
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
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 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 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 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 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 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. 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, 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, 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 Saturday Morning 8am to 11am.
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, 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.
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.
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