The Mack Trucks Historical Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary on Nov. 9. Incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1984, the museum commemorates 114 years of Mack history through photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack truck models.
“Through its many exhibits and displays, the Mack Museum brings to life the rich history of Mack Trucks,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. “From Mack’s beginning in Brooklyn to our current truck models, the museum chronicles how Mack became the American truck you can count on.”
The museum is known worldwide as the ultimate source for information about Mack and Mack products. Nearly 6,000 people from all parts of the world visit the museum each year. Mack enthusiasts from Australia and the Netherlands are the most frequent foreign visitors.
“We also receive thousands of requests about specific vehicles,” said Don Schumaker, curator of the Mack Trucks Historical Museum. “If you have a vehicle identification number, chances are pretty good that we have information in our archives.”
Mack’s connection to Hollywood movies such as Cars, Transformers and Die Hard with a Vengeance is on display, as well as the oldest existing Mack vehicle: a 40-horsepower, 28-passenger sightseeing bus. The museum also helps host Trucktoberfest, an annual appreciation event for the antique truck club organizations that support the museum. More than 300 people and 100 vintage trucks take part in this celebration of Mack heritage.
The Mack Trucks Historical Museum is housed in the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, PA. The Mack Customer Center offers a memorable experience that explores the history of Mack and demonstrates the industry-leading manufacturing techniques that have kept Mack at the forefront of heavy-duty trucking. In addition to the museum, the Mack Customer Center is home to the Mack Heritage Center, a Mack showroom and a performance track where customers can test drive Mack vehicles.
The Mack Trucks Historical museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information please visit www.macktruckshistoricalmuseum.org.