Adopt-A-Car at the Swigart Museum

Consider Adopting A Car To Support The 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 click herefor an Adopt-A-Car brochure form.

Please click herefor a complete list of our adoptable cars.

Thank you for supporting our Adopt-A-Car program.

The Museum would like to acknowledge our participants in our Adopt-A-Car Program
1903 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Patricia B. Trefz Swigart
1904 Franklin Roadster/Runabout Michael Barrett
1905 Rambler Surrey 1 Phil and Susan Scott
1908 International 1-E Donald and Carol Barlup
1910 Brush - Roadster/Runabout Robert Linn Simon
1910 Brush - Roadster/Runabout Gary and Jean Creighton
• In Honor of
Malcolm Creighton
1911 Sears Roadster Model K Arthur P Bolton
1911 Sears Roadster Model K Marge and Robert Cutright
1915 Ford Depot Hack Cutright Funeral Home
1915 Grant Model M In Memory of:
• George Duncan Grant •
• founder of Grant Motor Company •
by the James Grant Family
1919 Brewster Town Car John Nikodym
1920 Carroll Dale & Belinda Giardine
1921 Ford Model T Michael Schroder
• In Memory of
Jim Phillips
1930 Franklin Sedan Michael Barrett
1931 Ford Model A Michael Schroder
• In Memory of
Jim Phillips
1932 Plymouth PB Coupe Ron and Jackie Reese
1933 Duesenberg Model J Cindy Krishak
• In Memory of
Donald I Moyer
1936 Duesenberg Prototype "Gentleman's Speedster" Dr. Peter Zubritsky
• In Memory of
Dr. Paul Zubritsky
1938 Bantam Roadster Michael and Murray Shears
1947 Tucker "Tin Goose" Frank and Jean Schneider
1948 Tucker #1013 Charles Wolf
• In Memory of
Abraham (ABE) Molofsky
1955 Chrysler Windsor Sedan William and Pat Lape
1960 Fiat Jolly Earl and Linda Eby
1960 Volkswagen Beetle
"Herbie the Love Bug"
Sarah Keppen / Dawn Deering
• In Honor of
Sarah Keppen / Dawn Deering
1963 Harley Davidson Scooter William and Pat Lape
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 110 Kevin and Katherine Lutsch
• In Honor of
Gary Lutsch
License Plate Collection Corb Moister Jr.

Thank you for supporting the William E. Swigart Jr. Museum where the cars are the stars!