Boyertown Museum Promotes Kendra Cook to Executive Director

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles’ new executive director, Kendra Cook, admires a vintage Dodge Victory on its display floor

BOYERTOWN PA – Kendra Cook (at top), who in 2004 began work as an intern at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and most recently served as its museum curator and manager, has been named as the non-profit organization’s executive director by its board of directors.

The museum, located at 85 S. Walnut St. and founded in 1965 by Paul and Erminie Hafer, preserves and displays examples of Pennsylvania’s road transportation history in the former factory buildings of the Boyertown Auto Body Works. “It was our lucky day when Kendra joined us as an intern,” board President Bernard Hofmann said. “She has learned and matured into a most effective leader.”

More than 90 locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, bicycles, and motorcycles are on display there, as well as two examples of roadside architecture: a 1921 cottage-style Sunoco gas station, and a 1938 Jerry O’Mahony diner.

“I’ve seen so much growth at the Boyertown Museum over the years, thanks to all the hard work of the board, staff, and volunteers,” Cook said. “It’s been an honor to witness and be a part of such growth, and I’m humbled to take the wheel and continue moving the museum into the future.”

The museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and AAA members, and those age 15 and younger are admitted free. For more information, call 610-367-2090.

Photo supplied by the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles