The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles announced an exciting new event for 2016. Cars, Cocktails & Candy will be held Friday, January 22 from 4pm-7pm in the Museum gallery.
Evoking the feeling of a happy hour, Cars, Cocktails & Candy will incorporate specialty cocktails and select wines into a trip through the decades from the 1910s to the 1950s. Each decade will feature a cocktail or wine along with specially paired candies. A car from the Museum’s collection will feature as a backdrop to each decades-themed cocktail and candy station. Histories of the cocktails and cars will also be displayed at each station to give visitors a feel for the different time periods featured. The vehicles featured for this event will be a 1913 SGV Touring Car built in Reading, Pennsylvania, a 1928 LaSalle Convertible with custom luxury coachwork, a 1932 Ford Victoria Coupe with V-8 engine, a 1942 International ambulance used by the United States Marine Corps in World War II, a 1953 Henry J with custom fiberglass body, and a 1958 Ford Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck.
Joining the Museum for this event will be the Peppermint Stick Candy Store, which will be providing the sweets. Also part of the festivities will be Cardinal Hollow Winery and Manatawny Still Works, who are providing the wine and the cocktails, respectively. Representatives from both will be on hand to answer questions and serve drinks. Also on hand for the evening will be the nonprofit group Pinups for Pitbulls—look for models from the group to assist with hosting duties for the evening!
The evening would not be complete without hors d’oeuvres. Spring Hollow Golf Club will be donating some light refreshments to this event. CD’s Place will also be providing food for this event. There will also be drinks available for those who do not want to partake in the adult beverages. Non-alcoholic Fizzies Candy Beverages will be available and stationed by the Museum’s 1958 Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by DJ Chuck Loggia, who will be playing music from each of the decades represented. A retro photo booth will also be set up for visitors to take home souvenirs from the evening.
Tickets for this event are available in advance at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and the Peppermint Stick Candy Store (located at 9 South Washington Street, Boyertown, PA). Special advance ticket prices are $30 for non-museum members and $25 for museum members. Advance tickets are available until January 10, 2016. Any tickets sold after then, including at the door, will be $35. Designated driver tickets are available for $10. Valid ID is required and nobody under 21 will be admitted to this event.
The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is open seven days a week from 9:30 am -4:00 pm. The Museum, located at 85 South Walnut Street in Boyertown, PA in a former factory building of the Boyertown Auto Body Works, preserves the transportation history of Pennsylvania and displays over ninety 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. Admission rates are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and AAA, and ages 15 & under are free. For more information call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
85 South Walnut Street
Boyertown, PA 19512