The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will be holding another of its popular Hoods Up Saturday events. On Saturday, March 19, visitors to the Museum during normal business hours will notice that the hoods on almost every car and truck on display will be open. Normally, the engines on the cars and trucks are kept hidden under the hoods, but on Hoods Up Saturday, these interesting machines will be available to view.
While some of the engines in the cars and trucks are more conventional, there are many early, experimental engines on display, as well. In the early days of the automobile industry, there were no government standards or regulations to follow; if the builder could imagine it, he was free to build it!
This event is included with regular Museum admission. Docents will be on hand throughout the gallery to give more insight into these extraordinary vehicles. The Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory will also be open on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature blacksmithing demonstrations on our reconstructed brick forge.
The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 4 p.m. The Museum, located at 85 South Walnut Street in Boyertown, in a former factory building of the Boyertown Auto Body Works, preserves the transportation history of Pennsylvania and displays more than 90 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs and other types of vehicles. Also on display are two examples of roadside architecture: a 1921 cottage style Sunoco gas station and the 1938 Jerry O’Mahony diner. The restored 1872 Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory is also located on site and open select days every month and by appointment. For more information call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.