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Retirement Open House For Museum Curator Jon Bill

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum humbly announces the retirement of long-time museum employee and recent Curator, Jon Bill. He was hired at the museum in 2001 following his retirement from a 34-year teaching term at North Side High School.

Since joining the museum staff as the Director of Education and Archives, and then promoted to Curator, Jon Bill engineered a rise to archival prominence at the museum. With a significant archive, the museum began a digitization project under his supervision. Notable names like Dan Aykroyd, Tommy Smother, Jay Leno, and race-car driver Phil Hill were given VIP treatment by Mr. Bill, except that was nothing short of how he treated everyone else. Jon Bill was awarded the Hoosier Hospitality Award by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch in 2018 because he went above and beyond when meeting and greeting visitors.

The public is invited to bid farewell to Mr. Bill Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. following a presentation on the “M-Squad” given by Jon Bill at 2:00 p.m. in the Metal Technologies, Inc. Education Center. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided following the presentation for those staying.

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 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life!