February 4 through March 7. Visitors will take a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive past as they discover the Hoosier State’s prolific contributions. From inventors and innovators like Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor to automakers like Studebaker and Duesenberg, Indiana has left an indelible mark on the industry for more than a century—and vice versa.
This exhibit illuminates ties between the automobiles and the development of many other economic opportunities for the “Crossroads of America,” such as the iron, steel and glass businesses. It also explores how the automobile became part of American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.
Visitors can also gaze down the road ahead for Hoosiers, from environmental impact of automobiles to a look at manufacturing today. Auto Indiana is made possible by Kroger and is in partnership with the Indiana Historical Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.