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Gallery Guide

1. Museum Store

Items derived from the collection and its automotive history are available to compliment your visit. All proceeds benefit education programs

2. Company Showroom

You are standing in the original Auburn Automobile Company art deco-styled showroom. This magnificent showroom renders the museum both distinctive and unique. Here you see Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg motorcars of the classic era 1925-1937. These automobiles are rich in history, technological innovation, luxury and aesthetic beauty. They defined the stature of the Auburn Automobile Company with clarity and excitement.

3. Gallery of Special Interest Automobiles

Each automobile represents significance in at least one of four areas: luxury, design, performance, or ties with the Auburn Automobile Company.

4. Event Area

Willennar Hall, Duesenberg Room, Cord Room & Auburn Room. State-of-the-art banquet and conference center.

Wedding Receptions
Class Reunions
Corporate Functions
Car Clubs

All museum galleries and programs are completely accessible during event functions

5. Hall of Technology

Raisbeck Engineering
Learn about engines and technology related to the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles and the key engineering staff involved in their creation.

6. Gallery of Auburn, Indiana, Automobiles

Steel Dynamics
No fewer than ten different brands of motorcars were manufactured in Auburn, Indiana, in the pre- WWI era. The city of Auburn, was a center for vehicle development and manufacturing.

7. Advertising Department

The advertising campaigns used to promote Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs were as fantastic as the automobiles themselves. The company was one of the first to sell a lifestyle with its automobiles.

8. Gordon Buehrig Gallery of Design

Alcoa Foundation E.L. Cord Foundation Charles and Barbara Goodman Foundation
See the innovative techniques that Buehrig and his design team utilized to create a masterpiece, the Cord 810.

9. Export and Domestic Sales

Auburn’s Export Department, headed by Robert Wiley, had dealers located in 93 countries and U.S. Territories throughout the world. Domestic Sales were directed by Neil McDarby. By 1930 new dealerships were added at the rate of five per day.

10. Evolution Showcase

The Evolution of an automobile design.

11. Gallery of Classics

Auburn’s competition during the classic era 1925-1948.
Full Classics™ manufactured by Auburn Automobile Company, are displayed alongside their contemporaries. Presented are domestic and foreign products competing to be the most prestigious.

12. Gallery of Racers and Record-Setters

Terence E. Adderley
Much of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg mechanical innovations and avant-garde designs can be traced directly to their rich racing histories. Duesenberg dominated Indianapolis racing throughout its first decades. All three marques’ trials, triumphs and tribulations, many on the raceway, led to passenger cars offering innovations and designs that are still revered to this day.

13. The Cars of Indiana

Lincoln Financial Group Foundation
The state of Indiana was one of America’s most productive regions committed to automotive commerce. Displayed are rare and unusual automobiles built in the Hoosier state.

14. Design Studios

You are standing in the clay model studio where Gordon Buehrig designed the Cord 810. Alan Leamy’s design studio and Herbert Snow’s engineering office flank each side.

15. Eckhart Carriage Company to Auburn Automobile Company

See the beginning of horseless transportation by the Auburn Automobile Company.

16. Gallery of Early Auburns 1903 -1924

Dean V. Kruse
Auburn automobiles from the company’s inception to the arrival of E.L. Cord in 1924.

17. Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club International Headquarters

A separate entity from the museum, the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of three of America’s most advanced and outstanding motorcars Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg.

18. Archives

Extensive research facility serves restorers, students, authors, historians and others.

19. Education Center

Metal Technologies, Inc.
A facility where school children and adults attend pre-arranged programs and lectures and engage in hands-on activities.

20. Gallery of Fine Art and Archival Treasures

Sandra and Gene Davenport
Automotive artwork from original designer renderings to modern watercolor.

21. Interactive Design Studio

Create your own automobile design and take it home, or display it here

Address

1600 S Wayne Street, Auburn, IN 46706
Open Daily 9AM to 5PM

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