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“Hoosier Made: World Driven” Collaborative Exhibit Opens At Museum

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is proud to announce the opening of Hoosier Made: World Driven, a new exhibit that opened November 20, 2015 and run through October 3, 2016. This exhibit is one of two officially endorsed Legacy Projects by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission that will be at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum during 2016.

In honor of Indiana’s upcoming Bicentennial, Hoosier Made: World Driven will look at the heyday of Indiana’s automobile industry when some of the world’s finest motorcars were built in the Hoosier state. The exhibit will be presented at Indiana’s three leading transportation museums, each with its own special exhibit focus: The Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana, will feature the “Brass Era” of pre-1915; the Kokomo Automotive Museum in Kokomo will showcase the “Jazz Era” of the late ‘teens and early 1920s; and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn will spotlight the 1930s “Classic Era.”

“This collaborative exhibit has been an exciting project for us to work on over the past year with two other wonderful automobile museums,” said Sam Grate, registrar of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “The State of Indiana has an abundantly rich automotive history and these exhibits offer a great way to learn about it.”

The 1930s is often referred to as the “Classic Era” of automobiles. During this period, Auburn, Indiana, was in its prime, creating and producing automobiles both beautiful and powerful. Art-deco styling became the prevalent art form seen also in automotive styling. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum showcases the high-style of the 1930s through its original art-deco showroom and its automobiles.

“This collaborative exhibition is the first of its kind between these three museums,” said Laura Brinkman, Executive Director of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “We are proud to be a part of it, especially as it gives our Museum the opportunity to showcase a 1934 Studebaker President that is on display courtesy of the Studebaker National Museum. Exciting things are happening here, so be sure to come and see this great treasure today!”

Visit all three museums for the price of two – get your passport (available at all three museums) stamped at two museums and get into the third museum for free. Hit the Highway to History . . . your next stop is only 100 miles away!

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!