Hello Mack enthusiasts,
In March of 2020, twenty-three months ago, the decision was made to curtail all activity at Mack Facilities in the Lehigh Valley, including the Mack Customer Center that houses the Mack Trucks Historical Museum. The world was facing much uncertainty and decisions had to be made based upon the limited information that was available at the time. Since then, knowledge and experience has offered more freedom with travel and personal space, and there have been several changes around here. The Mack Customer Center has been transformed into the Mack Experience Center, Mack Defense production is turning out remarkable Granite 8x8 dump trucks, and a reduced number of staff members have returned to the museum. These staff members are focused on museum operations, archival work, and answering information requests. We also have a small group of volunteers that have been organizing and consolidating materials throughout our museum space. We have taken the time to absorb newly acquired materials and information that has been discovered after being stored for decades. Some of this information will be beneficial when researching topics that were, before now, inexplicable. You, as proud Mack Museum supporters, will undoubtedly see this newly discovered information included in our responses to your requests.
One of the most debilitating results of the interruption has been the disturbance to the supply chain. Each of us has seen the result at home and work. In the summer of 2021, the Mack Museum Board of Directors was approached by Mack Trucks, Inc. who inquired about utilizing a portion of the museum's main gallery. The board agreed that it was prudent to temporarily share the space for Mack initiatives that are essential to Mack business. Upon conclusion of this initiative, renovations to the main gallery will be completed and the museum vehicles will return from their secure location. This ongoing project and planned renovations will undoubtedly be affected by the continued interruption in the supply-chain, preventing us from being able to accurately schedule our reopening. Currently, we are targeting a late 2022 or early 2023 reopening date. Please check our website and follow our Facebook and YouTube accounts for updates.
Being friends of the Mack Trucks Historical Museum, you understand that the Mack Museum is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, and Mack Trucks, Inc. is our most generous contributor. It is necessary to support this member of the Mack family and their ongoing efforts to produce trucks in America that are built to work.
Please consider contributing to the mission of the Mack Museum. Donations are tax deductible, and funds are needed to improve our displays for our reopening.