HADLEY – The Connecticut Valley Antique Automobile Club of America will be visiting the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum on October 5th from 10am to noon. Up to 20 antique cars will be on view, including a pristine 1941 Packard coupe. The public is invited to view the showcased automobiles, which represent different eras of American automotive history. The Museum will be open for guide tours from noon to 4 pm. This will mark the final event before the museum closes for the season on October 15th.
The Antique Automobile Club of America, founded in 1935, hosts events nationwide through National Meets, where car enthusiasts can convene and share their appreciation for antique cars. The Connecticut Valley regional chapter was recently featured at the Big E as a part of the Big E festival events. The club also maintains an award-winning magazine called “Antique Automobile” which discusses the AACA’s mission.
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is an 18th-century farmstead on the banks of the Connecticut River; it has been preserved to encourage historical interpretation of life in rural New England over three centuries. The house is open for tours from Saturday to Wednesday from 1pm to 4:30pm, and will be open during the car display. The museum’s Corn Barn exhbit, “Fieldnotes 4: Transect” which features artwork from local architects that emphasizes cross sections of the local environment from the river—through floodplains, cultivated fields, and meadows—to the mountains will be on view through October 15.
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is located at 130 River Drive, Hadley MA on Route 47 just two miles north of the junction of Routes 9 and 47 North in Hadley. For information concerning tours or special events, phone (413) 584-4699 or check the museum web site: www.pphmuseum.org.