Studebaker Super Service Center
Ongoing Exhibition. The Studebaker Super Service Center is now open! This fun, interactive exhibit is designed for children ages 3 to 10! Studebaker Super Service Center is sure to put a smile on any child’s face as they pretend to work on an automobile. Click here to view a brochure about the Studebaker Super Service Center or click here to view photos of the the exhibit.
Lincoln Highway: Centennial Reflections
Through October 26. The Lincoln Highway:Centennial Reflections exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway (1913 to 2013), presented in conjunction with the Lincoln Highway Association. In its glory days, the Lincoln Highway was a 3,389 mile stretch of road between New York and San Francisco.
The Lincoln Highway gave Americans the possibility of commuting across the United States in their cars and acquainted travelers with the diverse landscapes and people throughout the US.
The Lincoln Highway Association marked the highway not as a route from one destination to another, but as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln. On September 1, 1928, thousands of Boy Scouts fanned out along the highway. At an average of about one per mile, they installed small concrete markers with a small bust of Lincoln and the inscription, “This highway dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.”
The Lincoln Highway contributed to the development of better transcontinental highways; the route incorporated historic corridors such as the road laid down by Dutch colonists of New Jersey before 1675 and an ancient Native American trail known as the Ridge Road.
One hundred years later, much of the Lincoln Highway still exists and holds the same allure to travelers as it did during its heyday in the ‘20s and ‘30s. The food, architecture, and scenery along the way make the Lincoln Highway so much more than just a road.
The Presidential Carriage Collection
Ongoing Exhibition. The Studebaker National Museum is home to four of the presidential carriages: The Grant, Harrison, Lincoln and McKinley carriages. Read more.
Studebaker:Preserving the Past…Pursuing the Future
November 8 through May 26, 2014. Studebaker: Preserving the Past…Pursuing the Future marks the 50th anniversary of the company’s South Bend plant closing through a look at Studebaker’s long history as South Bend’s leading industrial citizen. The exhibit will present Studebaker and South Bend’s growth and development from its earliest days in the 1860s through the plant shutdown 1963. The exhibit will also showcase Studebaker’s vibrant legacy that remains an integral part of South Bend’s cultural fabric.
Something New Under the Sun: Automotive Inventions and Innovations
November 16 through January 26, 2014. The self-starter, air conditioning and automatic transmissions are but a few of the engineering miracles chronicled in Something New Under the Sun: Automotive Inventions and Innovations. The exhibit will focus on the automotive advances that have significantly impacted our motoring life.
Kickin’ Asphalt: Indiana’s Roadways
February 13, 2014 through May 4, 2014. Kickin’ Asphalt examines the history of our Indiana roadways from the earliest highway routes to the development of the Interstate Highway System.
June 28, 2014 through October 19, 2014. Studebaker’s “Cousins” presents some of Studebaker’s corporate relatives, such as Packard, Pierce-Arrow, STP and more! The exhibit will feature some of finest examples of Packard and Pierce-Arrow automobiles and also look at some of Studebaker’s subsidiary companies such as STP and Paxton Products.