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Museum Introduces New Event: History On The Rocks!

On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will host History on the Rocks, a fundraising event to support the digitization of its archival collection. Guests will be treated to cocktail sampling, hors d’oeuvres, and live history in galleries throughout the Museum.

“The Museum has a vast archival collection,” said Ethan Bowers, digitization and access manager of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Each year, the archives answers over 1,200 questions from authors, enthusiasts, educators, owners, and fans from around the globe. Only a fraction of the Museum’s archival collection is available to share with people digitally. By digitizing the archival collection, the Museum will be able to share its artifacts globally. “The Museum has prioritized its over 70,000 pieces of archival materials and will concentrate on digitizing its most popular and influential 45,000 pieces first. This process will take approximately 10 years to digitize all 70,000 pieces,” Bowers continued.

When the Auburn Automobile Company closed, a majority of its records were destroyed. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s archival collection is a testament to its members, enthusiasts, and donors who have collected items over the years and donated them to the Museum. “The Museum is the go-to source for answers about Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs, as well as other classic cars,” stated Bowers.”

Tickets for History on the Rocks are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling the Museum, stopping by ahead of time, or the night of the event. Attendees must be 21 or over and IDs will be checked at the door. Supporting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has never been so fun and exciting!

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday year round. Last admission is one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today!