"Auto Indiana" exhibit at the History Center

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from September 13, 2013 until October 14, 2013

Location: The History Center 302 East Berry—Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-426-2882

Email: histsociety@fwhistorycenter.com

Link: http://www.fwhistorycenter.com

Event Description

July 24, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM EST

The History Center will host Auto Indiana, the Indiana Historical Society's (IHS's) newest traveling exhibition, September 13-October 14. The exhibition will be on display at the museum located at 302 East Berry in Downtown Fort Wayne.

With Auto Indiana, 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.

The 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.

Guests 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.

History Center Hours
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Open first Sunday of month, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Free Parking -- Handicap Accessible

Admission:
Adults (19-58)--$5.00
Seniors (59+)--$3.00
Students (3-18)--$3.00
Ages 2 & under--free
History Center members--free




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