BOYERTOWN PA – The historic and restored Reading Diner, which once was part of Fegely’s Family Restaurant and now is on exhibit at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 85 S. Walnut St., will be the focus of a museum Diner Day event March 22 (2014; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors to the museum on that day, with the purchase of regular admission, can buy a cup of coffee for only a nickle, and a serving of pie for a quarter, and eat both inside the restored diner exhibit itself. Diner-themed merchandise will also be available for purchase.
It’ll be like reliving the past, according to Curator Kendra Cook. Guests “will be able to once again soak up the nostalgia by sitting in the beautiful Reading Diner and eating some of their favorite desserts. This is a family-friendly event, and milk and hot chocolate will be available for children,” she noted.
The 1938-vintage Jerry O’Mahony prefabricated diner was the subject of an earlier, and highly successful, Diner Day last November, Cook said. It’s returning due to popular demand.
Also on display will be the museum’s latest temporary exhibit, “One Hit Wonders of the Road.” It features unique, single production custom cars and will end March 30 (Sunday).
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed Mondays. Its mission is to preserve the transportation history of southeastern Pennsylvania, and it displays more than 80 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, sleighs, and other vehicles. Admission costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and AAA members, and $4 for students. Children age 5 and younger are free.
For more information call 610-367-2090.
Graphic from the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles