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2017 Museum Schedule


The Beatty Bunch: The Private Collection of Guy E. Beatty

– Displayed in the South Showroom all week!

The exhibit displays the generous donation by Guy E. Beatty, Jr. from his private collection. It represents innovative and artistically designed automobiles of the classic era, such as Duesenberg, Packard, Cord, Chrysler, and Cadillac.

Design An Ad Contest

– Displayed in the Museum’s Advertising Department Offices.

The exhibit displays the hard work of students in grades 4-12 who live in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio that participated in the Fort Wayne Newspapers Design An Ad 2017 Contest. The winning ads were published in the Design An Ad special section on April 26, 2017 in the News Sentinel and the Journal Gazette. 

John Dillinger: The Hoosier Hoodlum

– Displayed in the Lincoln Financial Group Foundation The Cars of Indiana Gallery

The exhibit displays the Thompson Submachine Gun stolen by John Dillinger’s gang from the Auburn Police Department in 1934. Displayed alongside the submachine gun are other police memorabilia from the era. The exhibit discusses Dillinger, his gang, and his getaway cars. This exhibit showcases a 1934 Ford V-8, the same model stolen by Dillinger from Sheriff Lillian Holley in Crown Point, Indiana.

Thursday, August 31: 

Curatorial Spotlight Special Edition*

“Aviation and the Auburn Automobile Company” 

Presented by Ethan Bowers, Archives Manager

3:30 p.m. in Export and Domestic Sales Gallery 

12th Annual Benefit Extravaganza

“The Grand Prix of France at Le Mans”

6:00 p.m. – Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres, 7:00 p.m. – Dinner

Tickets – $150 per person, $1,200 for a table of 8, $1,500 for a table of 10 

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Friday, September 1: 

Curatorial Spotlight Special Edition*

“Mr. Cord Comes to Connersville” 

Presented by John Rupp of the Center for Automotive History

3:30 p.m. in Export and Domestic Sales Gallery 

Saturday, September 2: 

Curatorial Spotlight Special Edition*

“E. L. Cord a Man of Passion and Vision” 

Presented by Joan Eardly, Education Manager

3:30 p.m. Export and Domestic Sales Gallery 

Connecting Rods Luncheon

“Hoosier Classics: Indiana’s Automotive Heritage and Legacy 

Presented by Jon Bill, Curator

10:00 a.m. in Willennar Hall (Private Paid Event)

Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg, Inc. Plaque Unveiling

“Honoring the Racing Contributions of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg”

Presented by the Indiana Racing Memorial Association

4:00 p.m. in Education & Exhibit Plaza. 

Gatsby Gala Ball

“A lavish, Roaring 20’s themed party”

Open to the Public 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Tickets – $30 per person (Members), $50 per person (Potential Members), $200 for a table of 8 

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Sunday, September 3:

Curatorial Spotlight Special Edition* 

“Noteworthy, Unique, and Special Cords” 

Presented by Sam Grate, Collections Manager

3:30 p.m. in Export and Domestic Sales Gallery

*This presentation is FREE with museum admission thanks to the Super-Charged sponsors, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and its Curatorial Staff is pleased to announce that all Curatorial Spotlights, for the remainder of 2017, will be free to the public.

Super-Charged Sponsors:

Lutheran Health Network



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