Help Drive BMHV into the future- Donate on October 15th!
The Amazing Raise, presented by the Tri-County Community Network, brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits during a 24-hour online giving challenge. They inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.
The Amazing Raise will take place now through October 15th, but we encourage you to donate on October 15th. ALL donations we receive will be proportionally matched by the Tri-County Community Network!!!
Donations may be made using check (indicate “amazing raise” on the memo line) or cash either here at the Museum, or by mail. If you would like to donate by credit card, please use this link: https://www.amazingraisetricounty.org/BoyertownMuseum
This year, we are raising money to fix our 1900 Duryea Phaeton transmission! Our Duryea Phaeton was donated to the museum in 1986 by Bill Pollock. From the early 1950s to 1986, the car was a part of the Pollock Auto Showcase in Pottstown. A major restoration of the vehicle was started during that time, with one vital exception. The Phaeton has no transmission. And in the last 33 years, we have searched to find an existing one. Then, Dominic Denardo, a retired master machinist joined our crew of volunteers. He and his son still have access to a working machine shop. The marriage of the services of a volunteer master machinist with access to a machine shop and the museums’ need for the Phaeton’s transmission is a partnership made in heaven. Mr. Denardo is meticulously fabricating a new transmission for the Phaeton.
The museum’s goal for the Amazing Raise is $ 25,000 to continue our work in preserving our collection of America’s transportation treasures, such as the 1900 Duryea Phaeton.