Educational Resources and Public Programs

Materials for Teachers

Campus Curriculum Guide - Center for History & The Studebaker National Museum

The Campus Curriculum Guide includes Teacher’s Guides and Student Workbooks for both The History Museum and The Studebaker National Museum. The Student Workbook includes pre- and post-visit activities to be administered by the instructor. The Guide is setup to allow for single-museum use should classes only plan on visiting one facility. The Teacher’s Guide and Student Workbook are available for download in the sidebar and via CD or hard copy.

Public and Educational Programs

South Bend Past and Present
(PowerPoint presentation - Educational Program)

Students analyze images from 1870s to the present to compare and contrast “then and now” photographs (images over different time periods). This program examines “context” within the community and helps develop visual literacy skills. Past and Present is available either as an in-classroom presentation or in conjunction with a Museum visit.

A Trip Through the Studebaker Factory
(PowerPoint presentation - Educational or Public Program)

This program replicates a tour through the Studebaker Corporation’s South Bend plant. In addition to changes in manufacturing materials, processes and technology, A Trip Through the Studebaker Factory also illustrates changes in roles of women and minorities working in the plant. For educational settings, this program is available either as an in-classroom presentation or in conjunction with a Museum visit.

Over a Century on Wheels: 150 Years of Studebaker History
(PowerPoint presentation - Educational or Public Program)

Over a Century on Wheels tells the Studebaker story from the family’s arrival in America to the present day. This program illustrates the company’s growth from a two-man blacksmith shop to the world’s largest wagon manufacturer and also its transition to automobile production. The program covers Studebaker’s history beyond its products, addressing the company’s impact on the community and its legacy in the 21st century. For educational settings, this program is available either as an in-classroom presentation or in conjunction with a Museum visit.

Saving America’s Treasures: The History and Conservation of Studebaker’s National Treasures
(PowerPoint presentation - Public Program)

This program presents the history and recent conservation work of the eight “National Treasures” in The Studebaker National Museum’s collection – Marquis de Lafayette’s Barouche, President Lincoln’s Barouche, President Grant’s Landau, President Harrison’s Brougham, President McKinley’s Phaeton, and “Peg,” the Backward-Forward Car

For additional information, contact:

The Studebaker National Museum
201 S. Chapin St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9714
(888) 391-5600