The O’Malley Senior Activity Center is hosting a trip on May 18 to Oaks, Pa., to visit the American Treasure, where participants can discover an amazing collection of treasures spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. Not a museum tour, this adventure has a 90-minute tram tour with tens of thousands of items to view over three acres. The day trip includes lunch and a tour of Valley Forge National Park.
Visitors start at American Treasure’s Nickelodeon Room with an assembly of Nickelodeons, photo players, steel disk boxes and steel roll music boxes. The Valley Forge Piano Roll Co. has a custom-built laser-cutter, able to reproduce paper rolls for any music machine. The Toy and Kaliope Annex will have visitors strolling down an old-fashioned Main Street with storefronts featuring world-class animated displays from bygone eras. Original band organs from the turn-of-the-century will perform. Then participants can see the Vintage Car Collection with more than 75 completely unrestored vehicles, spanning the decades from a 1902 Sears & Roebuck catalogue car to the classic Big Fin 1960 Cadillac convertible.
Lunch follows at Chadwick’s Restaurant with two menu choices. Then participants will tour of the Valley Forge National Historic Park with opportunities for photography of the cannons, soldiers’ huts, monuments and statues of Revolutionary War heroes.
The trip leaves O’Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton, at 7:45 a.m. and returns at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $88. Make the $25 deposit now with the balance due by April 12. Call 410-222-6227 for more information.
The O’Malley Senior Activity Center is one of seven senior activity centers operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Visit www.aacounty.org and click on the senior center of interest.