A sporty Packard convertible.
Photo: Photos by Lauren Rinehart
Photo: Photos by Lauren Rinehart

America’s Packard Museum set to celebrate all weekend with special events and a gala

America’s Packard Museum has a weekend of fun and history planned for automobile enthusiasts. 

The 27th Annual Packard Winter Weekend in April, hosted by the museum at 420 S. Ludlow St. in Dayton, will be topped off by the annual gala Saturday night. 

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America's Packard Museum in downtown Dayton is the world's only restored Packard deadlership operating as a museum.
Photo: Connie Post

A welcome reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will begin Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. 

A garage sale of new and used Packard parts will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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A special behind-the-scenes tour of the restoration facility at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Background checks are required for the tour. Contact the museum at dbadger@americaspackardmuseum.org or (937)226-1710 x 202 to attend. 

America’s Packard Museum, painted on the windows in gold, with the 1940 Packard convertible sitting in the showroom. © Photograph by Skip Peterson 2011

The annual gala begins Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, live music and a silent auction. Leon Dixon, author and Packard historian, will speak after the dinner. 

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Tickets for events throughout the weekend, ranging from $15 to $125, can be purchased online or by contacting the museum at (937) 226-1710 x 202 or emailing dbadger@americaspackardmuseum.org.