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Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles reopens after renovations

Grand reopening celebration planned for May 27

BOYERTOWN, Pa. - The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is back in business.

The museum has reopened after closing its doors in February for renovations to its main gallery. The work included cleaning, painting, redoing the floor, and rearranging vehicles.

"The process was tedious," the museum said in an announcement of its reopening, "but we are anxious for you to see what we have accomplished."

The museum will hold a grand reopening celebration on May 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will feature live blacksmithing demonstrations in the 1872 Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and AAA members, and free for children 15 and younger.

The museum, located in a former factory building of the Boyertown Auto Body Works, has more than 90 locally manufactured vehicles on display, including cars, trucks, horse-drawn carriages, and motorcycles.

Also featured are two examples of roadside architecture: a 1921 cottage-style Sunoco gas station that once stood in Strausstown and a 1938 Jerry O'Mahony diner that was once part of the old Fegely's restaurant on Perkiomen Avenue in Exeter Township.

The museum is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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