Parks and Segregation
1/18/16 - 2/29/16
The Studebaker National Museum is proud to announce the opening of Parks and Segregation, a new exhibit that will open January 18 in celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, and remain through February 29, 2016, to honor African-American History Month. Admission is free to both the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum on Monday, January 18.
Just over sixty years ago, a forty-two year old Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress refused to give up her bus seat, triggering a pivotal moment in our country’s civil rights struggle. This exhibit looks at Rosa Parks’ role in integrating Montgomery’s buses through her graceful stand in the face of “Jim Crow” laws, her arrest, the subsequent Montgomery bus boycott, and her lasting legacy.
Hoosier Made: World Driven
11/20/15 - 10/03/16
“Hoosier Made: World Driven” looks at the heyday of Indiana’s automobile industry when some of the world’s finest motorcars were built in the Hoosier state. The exhibit will be presented at Indiana’s three leading transportation museums, each with its own special exhibit focus: The Studebaker National Museum in South Bend will feature the “Brass Era” (c. 1900-1915); the Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum in Kokomo will showcase the “Jazz Era” of the late ‘teens and early 1920s; and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn will spotlight “Classic” cars of the 1930s.
Visit all three museums for the price of two – get your passport (available at all three museums) stamped at two museums and get into the third museum for free. Hit the Highway to History … your next stop is only 100 miles away!
South Bend Then and Now part II
12/04/15 - 5/30/16
See South Bend’s past and present at the Studebaker National Museum. Compare images from the Museum’s Archives paired with current images to show South Bend’s ever-changing landscape.
Studebaker Super Service Center
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.
The Presidential Carriage Collection
The Studebaker National Museum is home to four of the presidential carriages: The Grant, Harrison, Lincoln and McKinley carriages. Read more.