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The Museum

1974 – Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum opened to the public July 4.

1974 – The Museum sent invitations to various parties to attend the Grand Opening Ball over Labor Day Weekend and during the ACD Festival.
1978 – The former international headquarters administration building of the Auburn Automobile Company is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

2000 – The Museum added a banquet area (Willennar Hall), a mezzanine level, Education room with a reading room and climate controlled Archive rooms, and a new gallery on the third level that expanded the display of the collection.
2005 – On April 5, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility became a National Historic Landmark, the highest designation in the nation. There are only 2,596 in the United States; 42 in Indiana alone. Three remaining buildings of the Auburn Automobile Company represented different stages in automotive development and construction.

2005 – As an effort to raise funds, the Museum began what would be an annual Benefit Extravaganza on the Thursday before each Labor Day during the ACD Festival as the Museum’s largest fundraising event.
2010 – A racing tradition was bred through the classic cars and history displayed at the Museum, and its mission continues with support from the Driving Experience. This is a fundraiser where drivers zip around various driving tracks each year.

2013 – The Museum added the Collection Conservation Center, a maintenance shop for the collection, which also serves as another education center.
2014 – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum celebrated 40 years
2015 – Digitization Project began for the extensive 100,000+ piece archival collection project with a 2 year plan projected to be completed 9/30/17; a 4 year plan projected to be completed 9/30/2019; a 6-7 year plan projected to be completed 9/30/21.

2016 – Education & Exhibit Plaza, the attractive gateway to Auburn from the South is completed and available for reservation thanks to Friends of the Plaza.

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau
Visit Fort Wayne
Dekalb Chamber Partnership
Alliance Accredited Museum
Greater Fort Wayne Inc


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