The Hoosier Made World Driven exhibit, which is actually a series of exhibits displayed in Indiana’s three leading transportation museums, celebrates the history of the automobile in Indiana in honor of the Hoosier State’s bicentennial.
The first exhibit is being held at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend and looks at the “Brass Era” of the early 1900s, which was the earliest period of American automotive manufacturing and was named for the brass fittings on radiators and lights during the time period.
Next, the Kokomo Automotive Museum in Kokomo examines the “Jazz Era” that took place during the 1910s and early 1920s, when automobiles became the most important consumer product of the decade.
The last of the three exhibits takes place at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn and focuses on the “Classic Era” that started in the 1930s. If you don’t want to pay museum entrance fees three times to see the exhibits, don’t worry! Get your “passport” stamped at two of the museums and you can get into the third for free.
These exhibits have been up in the three museums for months, and they end in early October, so make sure you visit before you run out of time. For gearheads and history fans, these displays can’t be missed! Let everyone of us at Basney Honda near South Bend, IN know how it was!