BOYERTOWN PA – The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, which occupies the 85 S. Walnut St. factory that once housed the Boyertown Auto Body Works, said Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017) it hopes to bring that company’s remaining employees back to the building next year for a reunion. A specific date for the event has not yet been chosen, according to the museum announcement.
The auto body works operated for nearly 70 years, and during that time its dedicated workers manufactured many of the trucks the museum now has on public display. Visitors to its galleries, a popular tourist attraction, walk in their footsteps at almost every turn, Curator Kendra Cook noted. The museum “owes much to the legacy and contributions of the Body Works employees who created history right here,” she acknowledged.
The reunion to honor their efforts is currently in its planning stages. The museum has begun collecting names and contact information for former employees so it can issue invitations. Members of the public who know someone worked at the factory are asked to call the museum at 610-367-2090, or send an e-mail to it here. Former employees are also encouraged to submit their information in person.
“When a date for the reunion is chosen, reminders will be mailed or e-mailed to any former employees the museum has on record,” Cook added.
The museum exists to preserve the transportation history of Pennsylvania, and displays more than 80 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other types of vehicles. It operates seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but is closed on major holidays.
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