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Women Workers Of The Auburn Automobile Company Community Exhibit At Willennar Genealogy Center

Today, November 5, 2015, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is installing a travelling community exhibit entitled The Women Workers of the Auburn Automobile Company. It is making its second stop on a twelve month journey around the community at the Willennar Genealogy Centerin Auburn, where it will be displayed until December 28, 2015.

This exhibit is composed of photographs of women working in the Auburn Automobile Company factories and offices. The museum hopes that some of these women will be identified by relatives, neighbors, and family friends so that their legacy can be preserved for years to come. The exhibit will be displayed at three more institutions from December 2015 through Labor Day 2016. These locations include the Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings in Auburn, the Allen County Public Library, Main Branch in Fort Wayne, and finally at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

The exhibit is being featured as part of Indiana’s Bi-Centennial celebration, and is an excellent offering for those in the community curious about the role of women in our state’s history.

Ethan Bowers, Digitization & Access Manager of Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designed the community exhibit said, “Overall, it’s nice to be able to celebrate Hoosier women in an accurate and appropriate manner. I believe many Hoosier’s have the feeling that women were often powerless and not influential in the early twentieth century, which is simply untrue. When you take a closer look at the role of women in the Indiana workforce at companies such as the Auburn Automobile Company, you see that their mere presence wielded influence and altered their role in the community. For something to be historically significant it doesn’t always have to be revolutionary or extraordinary. In fact, it is perhaps the ordinary Hoosiers and their struggles to make a living that we should highlight.”

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 national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission 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!