– The Commonwealth Financing Authority this week approved a $42,625 grant to offset lost operating revenue at the AACA Museum in South Hanover Township, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).
The funding allocated by the state comes from the federal CARES Act.
The AACA Museum off Pa. 39 displays restored vehicles from the 1890s to 1980s. It has roughly 70,000 square feet of space available for visitors to explore.
The displays include an interactive railroad room, a restored 1940s diner and a collection of more than 300 hood ornaments.
Typically, the museum is open daily. However, its leadership closed the museum from March to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in revenue losses.
“The AACA is such a high-quality museum in our own backyard. It is a popular destination for both local families and visitors from all over the world. I’m thankful the Commonwealth Financing Authority recognized the museum’s hardship that was created by no fault of its own,” Lewis said.
Representative Andrew Lewis
105th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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