Adopt-a-Car at the Swigart Museum

The Adopt-A-Car Program is a sentimental program at The William E. Swigart, Jr. Museum. The Adopt-A-Car Program began during the 2013 Season.  Many of our cars have been adopted – some of them 2 or 3 times!  A complete list of the current participants can be found below this text.


Everyone can participate in the Adopt-A-Car Program. The cost is $100.00 per year per vehicle, and the benefits are many!


You can Adopt-A-Car today. The term of adoption is one year. On the anniversary of the original adoption, you will receive notification, via e-mail or standard mail, and will be given the option to adopt the same car, or if you wish, you may select another car of your choice.


This program has many benefits for both you and the museum. By adopting a car you will help us maintain the vehicle. The money will help us pay insurance, make necessary repairs, and provides preventative maintenance. You may even decide to nickname "your" car. We know many parents who have nicknamed their car(s) -- Vicky, Matilda, etc.; this will be a secret between you and your car. We hope by having a connection with a car you will feel part of the Swigart Museum family. We believe our museum is one of the best in the country; it is the oldest. By participating in the Adopt-A-Car Program you will help to make our museum even better.


    1) Free, unlimited admission to the museum for the adoptive parents during the adoption term.
    2) Your name (s) and home town will be posted on the sign in front of the car in the museum, in the storage areas, and on our website. This will give you recognition for your interest and contribution to the program.
    3) Your participation can also be "in memory of" or "in honor of" anyone you choose.
    4) You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to care for, maintain, and support a special antique or classic car. Our visitors, both young and old, are amazed at the cars, memorabilia, bicycles, toys, and artwork that are housed in our buildings and hopefully that will make you proud to be part of our organization.

If you would like to Adopt-A-Car or have any additional questions or comments, please call the museum office at 814-643-2024.

You may for an Adopt-A-Car form or Adopt online below.

Automobiles 1899 - 1907
Automobiles 1910 - 1914

Thank you for supporting the Adopt-A-Car Program.

The Museum would like to acknowledge 2018-2019 participants in our Adopt-A-Car Program

1903 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Patricia B. Trefz Swigart
1908 International 1-E Donald and Carol Barlup
1908 Studebaker Electric "Tommy"Dr. Peter Zubritsky
1911 Sears Roadster Model KMarge and Robert Cutright
1915 Grant Model MIn Memory of:
• George Duncan Grant •
• founder of Grant Motor Company •
by the James Grant Family
1919 Brewster Town CarJohn and Janice Nikodym
1920 Carroll Dale & Belinda Giardine
1932 Plymouth PB Coupe Ron and Jackie Reese

In Honor of
•SOS Animal Rescue
1933 Duesenberg Model J Cindy Krishak

In Memory of
•Donald I Moyer
1938 Bantam RoadsterMichael and Murray Shears
1947 Tucker "Tin Goose"
Frank and Jean Schneider

1960 Fiat JollyEarl and Linda Eby
1960 Volkswagen Beetle
"Herbie the Love Bug"
Patricia Krow



William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum

12031 William Penn Highway (Physical)
PO Box 214 (Mailing)
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814.643.0885 - Telephone
814.643.2857 - Fax
Business Office 814.643.2024

Daily Hours:

The Museum is open daily, May 26th through October 31st.
    Sunday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    Monday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    Tuesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    Wednesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    Thursday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    Friday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    Saturday: 9:00a until 5:00p
    * Weekends only after Oct. 14th

The 2018 Swigart Meet will be held August 11th, 2018

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