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Museum Curator Wins ‘Hoosier Hospitality Award

Museum Curator Wins ‘Hoosier Hospitality Award

(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is excited to announce that Jon Bill, curator, is a Hoosier Hospitality Award winner. Through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Honest to Goodness Indiana, the Hoosier Hospitality Awards is put on by the Lt. Governor’s office.

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Museum Announces New Executive Director & CEO

Museum Announces New Executive Director & CEO

(AUBURN) – The Board of Trustees of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum (ACDAM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon J. Anderson as the ACDAM’s new Executive Director & CEO. He began his new role July 16, 2018.

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Corvette Raffle Raises Money for Museum Program

Corvette Raffle Raises Money for Museum Program

(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum began selling raffle tickets back in February with a goal to sell 1,500 tickets at the price of $100. Partnering with Kelley Chevrolet of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Museum received a white 2019 Corvette Stingray to display at the Museum and in the Education & Exhibit Plaza. The Museum sold tickets around the Greater Fort Wayne area and at its own events including Cars & Coffee, sponsored by RM Auctions, where attendees enjoyed fellowship with free Jeremiah’s coffee and Tom’s Donuts of Auburn. The Corvette also made its way to several car shows including the Dekalb Chamber Partnership Cruise-Ins, the SweetCars Lunch, and New Haven Canal Days. Unique opportunities for selling raffle tickets at RM Auctions Auburn Spring Auction and Sweetwater’s GearFest, provided large audiences.

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Museum Receives Matching Challenge Grant

Museum Receives Matching Challenge Grant

(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a matching challenge grant of $420,000 from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wisconsin, to be used toward repair and restoration of the elaborate Auburn Automobile Company showroom. The showroom itself was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was referred to in the facility’s National Historic Landmark nomination as “12,000 square feet of Art Deco splendor.”

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Museum Earns 1st Place Award

Museum Earns 1st Place Award

(AUBURN) – Big news has come to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in the form of a 1st place NAAMY award from the National Association of Automobile Museums in the category of books and exhibit catalogs. The prestigious award is a result of the release of the new book, Cocktails of The Auburn Automobile Company: A Collection of Mixed Drinks. 

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Win a 2019 Corvette Stingray AND $10,000

Win a 2019 Corvette Stingray AND $10,000

(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has limited tickets for the “Win a NEW Corvette Raffle” available for purchase.

Raffle Tickets are available for only $100 each and can be purchased at the Museum at 1600 S. Wayne St. in Auburn, Indiana, Kelley Chevrolet at 5220 Value Dr. in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or via phone, by calling (260) 925-1444. The Indiana gaming license used for this raffle is #145950. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so chances of winning are excellent! First prize is winner’s choice of a 2019 Corvette Stingray Coupe AND $10,000 cash, or $40,000 in cash. The first prize of a new car is valued at more than $55,000 as determined by the manufacture suggested retail price provided by Kelley Chevrolet.

“Chances of winning the ‘Corvette Raffle’ are great!” said Executive Director of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Laura Brinkman. “The prizes are exceptional and benefit to the museum is so important! By purchasing raffle tickets, buyers are directly supporting the museum and the work we do here preserving history and teaching our rich automotive heritage.”

Winning tickets will be drawn after selling 1,500 tickets, or July 5, 2018, whichever comes first. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the not-for-profit Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Educational Programs. A 2019 Corvette Stingray will be on display at the Museum until the drawing, being featured at Cars & Coffee and various events around the community, including RM Auction’s Auburn Spring Triple Crown and Sweetwater Gearfest.

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Museum Grateful for Generous Donation from Horizon Bank

Museum Grateful for Generous Donation from Horizon Bank

(AUBURN) – Just in time for the Holidays, Horizon Bank made a generous donation to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Executive Director Laura Brinkman said, “We are so grateful for this gift.” Ms. Brinkman then went on to talk about an upcoming project for which the Museum is beginning to secure funds. “When Horizon Bank Market President Larry Kummer appeared with a $5,000 donation Thursday, December 14, I was ecstatic.”

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Raffle Raises Money for Museum Programs

Raffle Raises Money for Museum Programs

(AUBURN) – Friday, at 5:00 p.m. the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum announced the winners for the New Car Raffle. The Museum began selling raffle tickets in July with a goal to sell 999 tickets at the price of $50 each. Partnering with Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Ben Davis Chevrolet, and Ben Davis Ford, all of Auburn, Indiana, the Museum offered a choice of a 2018 Jeep Renegade 4x4, 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, or a 2017 Ford Mustang to the first place winner.

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“Win a NEW Car!” – Raffle Tickets are Available

“Win a NEW Car!” – Raffle Tickets are Available

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has limited tickets available for purchase for the annual “Win a NEW Car” raffle.

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10 great auto museums worth a pit stop

10 great auto museums worth a pit stop

Whether your dream car’s a record-setting Ferrari or a humble Volkswagen Beetle, you can indulge your motorized fantasy at auto museums across the country. “They speak to the imagination,” says Ken Gross, a former museum director who now curates auto exhibits at fine art museums. “A lot of people remember the cars of their youth, both the cars they had, and the cars they wanted.” He shares some favorite displays with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

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Corvette Raffle Raises Money for Museum Programs

Corvette Raffle Raises Money for Museum Programs

The Great Race made its stop in the Classic Car Capital of the World. The finish line on day five for the drivers began at the attractive gateway to the city of Auburn from the South, the Education & Exhibit Plaza at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

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Hall of Distinguished Service

Hall of Distinguished Service

September 1st, 2016

Terence E. Adderley was officially inducted into the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum HALL OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The HALL OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE is the highest honor the museum bestows.

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Awarded 2016 Certificate of Excellence

Awarded 2016 Certificate of Excellence

August 3rd, 2016

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is proud to receive a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor with a score of five out of five. TripAdvisor is an American travel website company providing reviews of travel-related content. TripAdvisor bestows a Certificate of Excellence on accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

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Receive Jeffris Family Foundation Grant

Receive Jeffris Family Foundation Grant

April 4th, 2016

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a $38,232 Heartland Fund matching challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wisconsin. The Jeffris Family Foundation assists the development of historic sites for nonprofit organizations in small towns and cities in eight Midwest states, including Indiana.

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Announce Promotions

Announce Promotions

January 11th, 2016

Laura Brinkman, executive director of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, announces promotions to form the museum’s curatorial team.

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