Events

Honoring the Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 3pm
FREE with admission to the Studebaker National Museum

On the evening of April 14, 1865, one man and one bullet changed the course of American history. John Wilkes Booth, exasperated over the Confederate loss just days before, entered the Presidential box at Ford’s Theatre. President Lincoln would not survive.

In commemoration, the Studebaker National Museum will offer an afternoon of events meant to acknowledge and revere Lincoln and exactly 150 years since that tragic event. Join us as we pay proper respect to our nation’s most honored President.

Presentation, “Reusing the Wheel”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 1:30 in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
$2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow

Join special guests Aaron Perri, Executive Director of Downtown South Bend, Inc., and railroad authority Dr. Thomas Felger as we explore how South Bend’s past informs its future.

This special program will be split into two parts. Train aficionado Dr. Thomas Felger provides a historic rail map that details the rail system constructed by the manufacturing industry.

Then, Downtown South Bend Executive Director Aaron Perri explains how the city is reusing the half-century old infrastructure to build new innovations and bring new business into the city.

It’s an informative session that shares how South Bend’s 150 year history is guiding its next 150 years – a perfect way to celebrate SB 150!

Presentation, “AM General and the Community”

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 1:30 in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
$2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow

Join Mark Minne, Director of Human Resources for AM General, as he presents a detailed look at the history of the company and its effects on the community. Participants will learn about the company’s beginnings, the connection with the Studebaker Corporation, and the many different AM General products that have been developed over the years. The presentation comes full circle as Mr. Minne explains what lies ahead for AM General.

Presentation, “Harold Holzer: Lincoln and the Press—In Life and Death”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 7pm in the Wiekemp Auditorium;
$12.50 admission, or $10 for Museum members.

Harold Holzer, nationally noted Lincoln author and former chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, will give an engaging presentation on his new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. If you believe our media is biased now, wait until you learn what it was like during the Civil War.

The evening includes access to our latest special exhibition, “Lincoln’s Final Journey: A Nation Mourns.”

Design Contest 2014

Have you wanted to design your own Studebaker? Here is your chance! Click on the link below to check out our brochure to learn what can be qualified. Fill out the entry form on the brochure and send it via email or to the Museum.

SNM contest Brochure 2014.pdf