Saturday, October 5, 2013
By now all members in good standing should have received the mailing for this year's annual meeting which will be taking place on Saturday October 26th at the museum in Hershey. The mailing contains the agenda for the day's events with a form to mail back with your payment (or donation if you cannot attend) and the ballot for this year's election of board members. If you did not receive the mailing and you are a current member in good standing (membership paid/up to date) please contact the museum at 717-566-7100 X 119. We look forward to seeing you on October 26th.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Museum of Bus Transportation's Annual Meeting will be taking place on Saturday October 26th at the museum. The day will begin at 9:00 AM when the museum and gift shop open for the day. Members can check in, view the buses on the display floor and visit the gift shop where you will receive a 10% discount on bus related items purchased on October 26th. At 10:00 AM the meeting portion of the day begins with our guest speaker. We are pleased to announce that this year's guest speaker will be Frank Martz Henry, Chairman of the Board of the Martz Froup, Wilkes Barre PA. Frank Martz Coach Company was founded in 1908 and is Pennsylvania's oldest bus operating company. Mr. Henry will discuss the history and growth of the company. Following Mr. Henry's presentation, the annual business meeting will take place. After the meeting concludes a delicious lunch will be served, followed by a mini flea market. The day's activities will conclude with a mid-afternoon bus trip around the Hershey area, including scheduled stops at the George Sage Memorial Annex and our new Hershey storage facility. We expect to return to the museum between 5:00 & 6:00 PM. Cost for members to attend the annual meeting is $35, which includes lunch. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on October 26th.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Gerald Squier, a well known bus historian and author who was also a long time member of the Motor Bus Society and more recently served as secretary on the MBS board. He was co-author (with John McKane) of the book Welcome Aboard the GM New Look Bus , a detailed history of the New Look, or Fishbowl bus. We sold many copies of this book in the gift shop when it was first released. Gerald's knowledge and efforts to record and preserve the history of bus transportation will be remembered and appreciated by many. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Gerald's family.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Spring Fling is less than 3 weeks away from today. We are looking forward to a great day, and we hope you'll plan to join us on Saturday June 1st. We will have vintage buses from both the museum's fleet and visiting buses on display in the museum parking lot. We will also have modern buses on display as well. MCI is scheduled to display a demo coach, ABC Companies is expected to bring one as well, and maybe a surprise or two. The bus memorabillia flea market will take place inside on the museum floor. We will also have food and refreshments for sale at our kitchen on the museum floor. We will also offer hourly shuttle bus service between the museum and George Sage Memorial Annex for those who wish to view the buses on display there. We'll keep you posted with updates as we get closer.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dorothea Elder "Dot" Anderson at age 96. Dot, along with her late husband Orville DeWayne Anderson operated Anderson Coach and Travel based in Greenville PA. Anderson Coach and Travel started out with one school bus in 1937 and today still operates school buses, but also operates motor coach tours and charters throughout the United States and Canada. All of us at the museum extend our deepest sympathies to the Anderson family.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
All of us at the museum wish to extend our congratulations to the Motor Bus Society as they celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. Founded in 1948 as the National Motor Bus Association, the purpose of the MBS is the collection and publication of the history and development of the bus industry in North America. Twice per year, the MBS holds conventions where members travel to visit bus operations and tour bus garages and related facilities in and around the area the convention is based. The MBS also participates in our annual Spring Fling, renting a table to sell current and back issues of their publications along with bus memorabillia. Later this week the MBS will hold the first of two special 4 day conventions commerating this special anniversary as members gather in Secaucus, NJ and from Thursday thru Sunday will be touring in New York City area and New Jersey. This Fall the MBS will hold it's first ever overseas convention, a 4 day gathering based in London England. Again congratulations to the MBS and best wishes for 2 successful conventions this year.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
.The April issue of National Bus Trader contains an article saluting Peter Pan Bus Lines on their 80th anniversary of operation. A well respected operator of line run and charter service in New Enlgland and the Mid-Atlantic states, they are also long time supporters of the museum. All of us at the MBT congratulate Peter Pan Bus Lines on their 80th anniversary.