The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will unveil its all-new facade after a multi-faceted, multi-month construction project. On Saturday, November 6, the Boyertown Museum will unveil its âsame space, new faceâ at 11 am with remarks from board members and VIPs, thanks to the entrepreneurs and a ribbon cutting. A “Car Show Through the Decades” will be presented with historic photographs from the Boyertown Museum, which was once the Boyertown Auto Body Works, a manufacturer of commercial and military truck bodies.
Immediately after the remarks and the ribbon cutting, the Boyertown Museum will invite its members to a special welcome tent for refreshments. Over the past few years, the Boyertown Museum has worked hard to improve its indoor and outdoor facilities. While A Mighty Museum Celebration will focus on exterior upgrades, much has been done inside – including a suspended ceiling, new flooring, and elevator – in recent years to both improve the visitor experience. and better protect the treasures of transport history. on the display. A Mighty Museum Celebration will take the opportunity to thank our members for their support over the past few years, without whom these projects would not have been possible.
Following the official unveiling and the member’s welcome tent, the Boyertown Museum will present an exciting new addition to the collection: a 1938 Dodge truck transformed into a motorhome and performance stage by world-renowned strongman Joseph Greenstein , also known as The Mighty Atom. . Known locally for his weekly performances at Zern’s Farmer’s Market, Greenstein was a Guinness World Record holder and showed strength across the United States. Born into a poor family in 1893 in Suvalk, Poland, Greenstein endured many illnesses as a child. As a teenager, he learned from Champion Volanko, a strong man of the circus, to defend himself. When his family later emigrated to Texas, Greenstein eventually found fame by achieving feats of strength. As the locals may recall, he also promoted a clean and healthy lifestyle and sold elixirs and tonics at Zern to promote that lifestyle.
The Mighty Atom truck is now part of the Boyertown Museum’s collection, and its public debut will take place on November 6 at 1:30 p.m. To accompany its premiere, local strongman The Irish Anvil will present an old-fashioned strongman show. This performance, as well as the truck and some accompanying photos and memorabilia, is free to the public. The public is then invited to stay for a âblock partyâ from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainment during the block party will include KooKoo the comic book magician, silhouette cuts, vintage bike performances by The Wheelmen, and face painting and balloon twisting by Mimzy. Food will be available for purchase from Place Catering & Eatery CDs, Stirrups Mobile Bar and Peppermint Stick Candy Store.
The Boyertown Museum would like to thank Diamond Credit Union for being a silver sponsor of this event. Our bronze sponsor is Auto Appraisal Group. Several members of the Museum also made donations for this event. Details on this event are yet to come, so stay tuned to the Museum’s website and Facebook page for updates.