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Museum Celebrates Read Across America Day With Family Activity

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, Read Across America. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is celebrating this year with a family focused, fun event. Now in its 19th year, the National Education Association’s year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read throughout the entire year.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America Day and the Museum will be celebrating with a special reading of “Paddy’s Racing Potato” by Thomas Calvin Houtz.

“This book is one that both children and adults will love,” said Kendra Klink, chief operating officer of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “It draws the audience back to a time of early automotive racing when contests were between countries, held on public roads in front of huge audiences. But rather than racing a Duesenberg, Paddy Dolan races his giant potato in the famed 1907 Grand Prix des Legumes against cucumber, asparagus, tomato, and lettuce.”

After hearing this fun story, families can have dinner and will be able to tour the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and experience the magic of early automotive racing in the Terrence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers & Record-Setters, design their own racer cars or other automobiles in the Interactive Design Studio, and explore that history that happened at the Auburn Automobile Company.

Celebrate Read Across America Day at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Story time, dinner, and museum touring is $20 per family. Please make your reservations by Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by calling (260) 925-1444.

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 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through 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!