“The proportion and lines of the Cord come nearer expressing the beauty of both science and logic than any car I have ever seen.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
A very prominent and forward-thinking architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s admiration of the Cord stands as a testament to the vehicles that were conceived, designed, engineered, built, marketed, and exported from this National Historic Landmark treasure that is now our museum. The Art Deco architecture and styling of the building both speak to dominant, unimpeded forward motion and future thinking, which represents the status of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
The vision for the future will lead us into 2019 and will set the stage for new exhibits, programs, tours, events, partnerships, and ways to experience and to be a part of the museum. As the stewards of such a rich and diverse collection, we look forward to expanding upon the history and heritage we preserve. This includes additional emphasis on our historic building, Art Deco architecture, design and engineering, art, automobiles, history, and the legacies of the men and women who shaped the past.
2019 will initiate the completed Historic Structures Report done by Ratio Architects, which fully investigated and reported on all the needs of our 1929 building and how to best preserve and restore this structure for the future. A campaign will launch at the beginning of the year and will address areas of immediate concern and will restore our beautiful crown jewel.
Next year will also be the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the museum! It is hard to believe, but the Auburn Automobile Company Administration Building has served as a museum longer than its original purpose or as anything else in its 90-year life. We look forward to celebrating in a monumental way and ensuring that we will have many anniversaries in the future!
Be sure to stay on the lookout for all of the new ways to engage by staying up-to-date with our social media, e-mail newsletters, and finally a NEW website debuting at the beginning of 2019!
We look forward to seeing you at the museum and hope you share in our excitement for next year and all that it will bring to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
Brandon J. Anderson
Executive Director & CEO
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers over 120 cars on exhibit on three levels, nine automotive themed galleries allow the visitor to experience everything from classic cars (as defined by the Classic Car Club of America), to Indiana built cars, to racing and engineering themed exhibits and the original Auburn Automobile Company showroom and company offices.
Strategic Focus & Plan