Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Auto Indiana Traveling Exhibit

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
Will Host IHS’s
Auto Indiana
Traveling Exhibit

Crawfordsville:  The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will host Auto Indiana, the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS's) newest traveling exhibition, opening on Wednesday, April 9th and will run through Friday, May 9th. Admission to the Carnegie Museum is free.

With Auto Indiana, visitors will take a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive past as they discover the Hoosier State’s prolific contributions. From inventors and innovators like Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor to automakers like Studebaker and Duesenberg, Indiana has left an indelible mark on the industry for more than a century—and vice versa.

The exhibit illuminates ties between the automobiles and the development of many other economic opportunities for the “Crossroads of America,” such as the iron, steel and glass businesses. It also explores how the automobile became part of American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.

Guests can also gaze down the road ahead for Hoosiers, from environmental impact of automobiles to a look at manufacturing today. Auto Indiana is made possible by Kroger.

For more information about this exhibit, call the Carnegie Museum at 765-362-4618.To learn more about the IHS and its programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions
Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services Department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Jeannette Rooney at or (317) 233-8913. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit

About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

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