Museum receives national recognition

WARREN – The National Packard Museum recently received national accolades at the National Association of Automobile Museum’s annual conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Executive Director Mary Ann Porinchak said the museum won three ”Awards of Excellence” for their entries in Collateral Materials, Interpretive Exhibits and Films and Videos.

She said the NAAMY Awards honor the work of nonprofit automotive transportation museums in the various categories including newsletters and magazines, books and exhibit catalogues, interpretive exhibits, Web design, educational programs, and events and public promotions.

Pornichak said entries were judged by professionals within each field of competition.

Porinchak, and museum staff members Charles Ohlin, and Christine Bobco attended the conference.

She said the museum, competed in Division I against other institutions with budgets less than $300,000.

Awards received were:

First Place in Interpretive Exhibits for the museum’s annual antique motorcycle exhibit, “Motorcycles Around the World.” which featured over 30 different motorcycles manufactured in 12 different countries;

First Place in Collateral Material for the museum’s promotional rack card designed by staff;

Second Place in Films and Videos for a short documentary film produced for the museum’s special exhibit titled “Packards Abroad.”

“To be acknowledged by independent professionals who judged the various categories and have the recognition of our peers, is a great honor,” said Director of Operations Charlie Ohlin.