President Ulysses S. Grant: Live at the Studebaker

President Grant
Nov 07, 2019 Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow Join us as President Ulysses S. Grant comes to life!  As we continue to celebrate the national treasures of the 1st Source Presidential Carriage Co... Read More → Read More

Reaching the Masses: Studebaker Companion Models

Erskine
Nov 05, 2019 [caption id="attachment_7095" align="alignright" width="300"] 1927 Erskine[/caption] “Companion” automobile brands were all the rage during the ‘20s and ‘30s as the industry rushed to debut new marques. Studebaker also jumped on this bandwagon and fielded a pair of new brands, Erskine and... Read More → Read More

2020 Calendar Debuts

2020 Calendar
Oct 24, 2019 The Studebaker National Museum has released its 2020 calendar, showcasing vehicles from the Museum’s Collection. The 2020 calendar was produced in partnership with The Casaday Costume Company and features period-costumed models in historically correct settings. Site partners include Indiana Landma... Read More → Read More

President Abraham Lincoln: Live at the Studebaker

Abraham Lincoln
Oct 14, 2019 Featuring Kevin Wood, renowned Lincoln portrayer Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow Join us as Abraham Lincoln comes to life! Lincoln will recount stories from his life centering on the ... Read More → Read More

The Edsel: Ford’s Famous Failure

Oct 10, 2019 Presented by Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium Introduced with much fanfare in the fall of 1957, the Edsel was greeted by car buyers with a collective shrug. Was it the bad economy, was it poor ma... Read More → Read More

The Rockne: A Finer, Greater Automobile

Rockne
Sep 10, 2019 Presented by Richard Quinn, Studebaker Scholar and Historian Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow Join Studebaker historian Richard Quinn for a look at the Rockne Motor Corporat... Read More → Read More

The Mini: An Automotive Transformation

cooper mini
Sep 03, 2019 In 1990, my wife JoAnne and I traveled to England for a wedding. Afterward, we toured the UK for another four weeks in a rented Mini Mayfair. The car was an absolute joy to drive—peppy, tight, responsive, roomy and thoroughly comfortable.  Tooling around England, the thought struck me how much th... Read More → Read More

Studebaker National Museum Launches a New Education Fund

Aug 28, 2019 The Studebaker National Museum is pleased to announce the establishment of the Campisi Education Fund. This fund was created through a generous donation of a 1955 Studebaker President Speedster that will be auctioned at The Auburn Auction on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Proceeds from this auction will... Read More → Read More

The Beetle and Tante Kiki

VW Beetle
Aug 27, 2019 My mother is from Breslau, Germany.  She had a privileged youth growing up in the 1920s and ‘30s: she had a governess, house keepers and long summer vacations on the Baltic sea.  And her father, George Skiebe, my Opa, had a car collection.  He had a Mercedes 540 and a Horsch, but he loved Ameri... Read More → Read More

The Toyota Prius: An Elegant Solution

Toyota Prius
Aug 19, 2019 For most of automotive history, the main impediments to the electric car have been battery technology (limited range) and cheap oil.  The energy crises of the 1970s awakened interest in alternative propulsion, but range and utility remained elusive goals. The family car was expected to go 300 miles... Read More → Read More