Presentation, “President Lincoln’s Barouche,” featuring Andrew Beckman

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 1:30 in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
Admission is $2, free for members of the Studebaker National Museum or Museum Campus.

Join author and Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman in an informative session filled with little known facts about President Lincoln’s carriage.

Mr. Beckman has been involved with the conservation and preservation of this carriage since his first day at the Museum in 1999. This program shares the carriage’s unique story of how it came from delivering Lincoln to Ford’s Theatre in 1865, to an important piece in the Studebaker National Museum collection.

The Studebaker National Museum is the proud home of the world’s largest Presidential Carriage Collection, which includes President Ulysses Grant’s Landau, President William McKinley’s Phaeton, and President Benjamin Harrison’s Brougham.

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Monday, October 26, 2015 through October 30, 2015.

The Studebaker National Museum celebrates 10 years in our state-of-the-art Chapin Street facility, and you’re invited to join. Enjoy a slice of cake before exploring 55,000 square feet of Studebaker history.

Trunk-Or-Treat 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm in the parking lot next to the Studebaker National Museum Archives;
Free event.

Calling all witches, ghouls, ghosts, and goblins from ages 3 to 10!

Dress up in your cutest, scariest costume and grab your favorite adults to join the Studebaker National Museum for our sixth annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Party. We’ll transform the Thomas Street parking lot (next to the SNM Archives Building) with all kinds of treats. Be sure to join for a howling good time!

Please note that all children MUST be in costume and accompanied by an adult.

This is a free event to celebrate our wonderful neighbors and friends in the West Washington/Chapin Street community.

Museum Store Open House

Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm;
Free admission.

Celebrate the winter holiday season with a free visit to the Studebaker National Museum.

Enjoy free gifts for the first 100 families, plus door prizes every half-hour along with special discounts on selected items. The Museum store has great ways to give the gift of Studebaker history.

Also, look for our ad in the South Bend Tribune for 30% off one item! *

The Studebaker National Museum’s Andrew Beckman will be on hand to sign copies of his books, Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti, and, Over a Century on Wheels.

* Restrictions on the 30% off promotion apply. Limit one coupon per family. Excludes Brooklin & Madison models, neon clock, and SDC banners. No other discounts apply.

Presentation, “Stealing Cars: Technology and Society from the Model T to the Gran Torino”

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 1pm in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
Admission is $2, free for members of the Studebaker National Museum or Museum Campus.

Join automotive historian John Heitmann as he reviews a history of automobile theft in the United States.

More a “history of” than a “how to” on automobile theft, Dr. Heitmann looks at the societal, technological, and legal factors influencing grand theft auto from the Model-T through the most stringent security systems on high-end new models.

This program is in conjunction with the Museum Store Open House and Automotive Book Fair.