The AACA Museum (Antique Auto Museum at Hershey) owns and operates a facility open to the public in Hershey, PA. Not only is the museum a notable tourist attraction in a town of tourist attractions but it is a fully functional non-profit museum dedicated to preserving cars and artifacts for display, entertainment and education. These functions are volunteer driven and totally supported by donations, entry fees and hosting of special events.
The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) is the largest collector car club in the world with approximately 60,000 members. The club, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has served as the premier resource for the collectible vehicle community since its formation in 1935.
Long ago the club realized that each generation is nothing more than stewards of the cars they collect, protecting them for the generations to come. To foster this stewardship and keep the flame of preservation and collecting alive, AACA, a 501 (C) (3) charitable organization, founded a Library in 1981 and a museum in 2003 (Now an independent organization). A portion of the proceeds of The Elegance supports the AACA Museum as well as the AACA Library & Research Center.
All the Board members of The Elegance at Hershey, are car collectors. In an era when most people view the automobile as little more than an appliance for getting from point “A” to point “B” there are still those that are moved by the history, the passion for excellence in engineering and design and the outright fun of owning and driving a car from a bygone era.