June 23, 2017 – The Zippo/Case Museum, the most visited museum in Northern Pennsylvania, will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 with a family-friendly celebration on the museum grounds.
“For twenty years, the Zippo/Case Museum has been a destination for many visitors to our region, as we have built an interactive and state of the art facility that reflects the heritage of both great American brands,” said Mark Paup, President and CEO of Zippo Manufacturing Company and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company. “We are excited to recognize the growth of Zippo Manufacturing Company and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company, while we celebrate their successes and most importantly the 85th anniversary of Zippo Manufacturing Company.”
The Zippo/Case Museum will host its 20th anniversary celebration on July 15. Admission to the event is free, and will feature demonstrations, hands-on activities, and a silent auction benefiting the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run.
The Zippo/Case Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature activities and excitement for both collectors and community members. Throughout the day, attendees can take a tour of the museum led by Zippo Historian Shirley Evers and Case Historian Katie Shonts-Saar. After the tour, they can have their Case knives polished and sharpened, get a sneak peek at future Zippo and Case product releases, participate in games, contests, and giveaways. The famous Zippo Car will be on display during the event. Case representatives will be hosting knife safety classes for all ages. Admission to the event is free.
For collectors, special 20th Anniversary commemoratives and souvenirs will be available for purchase at the Zippo/Case Museum store, including a limited edition 20th Anniversary Armor™ Zippo lighter, and a limited edition 20th Anniversary Case knife and Zippo lighter set. A commemorative Zippo lighter and Case knife are available now at the museum store and the commemorative lighter on Zippo.com.
“We are very excited to be featuring these commemoratives in-store at the museum during the celebration alongside new Zippo and Case products – including new Zippo eyewear, fire starters and other exclusive museum collectibles,” said Kyle Kleiderlein, Zippo/Case Museum manager.
Special anniversary Zippo lighters and Case knives will be available for purchase at the Zippo/Case Museum store. A limited edition 20th Anniversary Armor™ Zippo lighter, Case knife, and set will be available at the event beginning at 9 a.m. A commemorative Zippo lighter and Case knife are also available now at the museum store and on Zippo.com.
During the event, the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run organization will host a silent auction featuring rare and historical Zippo and Case products. For more information about the organization, visit KidsAndCancerBenefitRun.com.
Food vendors will be onsite with offerings such as pulled pork sandwiches, Italian sausage, nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, local creamery ice cream, and more.