Hello Mack enthusiasts,
The time has come for an update on what is happening around the Mack Museum. If you aren’t aware, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum is a separate entity from Mack Trucks, Inc. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that operates via donations from information requests, tours, and those who appreciate our mission. One of our contributors is Mack Trucks, Inc. Mack has very generously donated a portion of their facility that we currently occupy in the Mack Experience Center. This exceptional offering allows us to focus our efforts on preserving the history of Mack without having to worry about utility expenses and building maintenance. Since we are tenants in the Mack owned facility, we must adhere to the policies and restrictions that Mack Trucks has implemented as precautionary mandates.
There has been an increase in questions, comments, and requests about when the Mack Trucks Historical Museum will reopen. While I can’t announce a reopening date, I am pleased to report that we are utilizing this down time to make improvements that will enhance the museum experience. Several display areas have been cleaned, painted, and are being prepped for new displays. The museum is staffed by part-time employees and volunteers who donate their time to the necessary projects. The shutdown has reduced the number of staff members and volunteers that are able to enter the facility, which has slowed our progress. Hopefully, some of the announced updates to the restrictions will allow us to increase staff and volunteers so we can complete our projects in time for the reopening of the museum to the public.
Upon reopening, we will be introducing an online reservation system to schedule tours. This new system will allow us to schedule staff to adequately cover the tours. This change will eliminate our drop-in/walk-in tours that quite often overwhelmed our crew. More information on this reservation system will be supplied as we approach a reopening date.
I appreciate the love and support you have shared with us over the past sixteen months. The staff, volunteers, and I are looking forward to welcoming you to the Mack Museum again someday soon. Please continue to follow our social media accounts and our website for updates and changes pertaining to our reopening.