Auto Indiana Exhibit
The La Porte County Historical Society will host “Auto Indiana,” one of the Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibits, from Saturday, June 27, 2020 through Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The exhibit, which takes visitors on a ride through Indiana's rich automotive past, will be on display at the Museum, located at 2405 Indiana Avenue, La Porte. This display will be on exhibit in conjunction with the La Porte County Historical Society’s Antique Car Show on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
“Auto Indiana” explores the mark Indiana's inventors and innovators such as Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor and automakers such as Studebaker and Duesenberg left on the industry—and vice versa. The exhibit also illuminates ties between the automobiles and the development of many other economic opportunities for the "Crossroads of America," such as the iron, steel, and glass businesses. In addition, it explores how the automobile became part of the American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.
Finally, the exhibit allows guests to gaze down the road ahead for Hoosiers, from the environmental impact of automobiles to a look at manufacturing today. “Auto Indiana” is made possible by Kroger.
The Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is handicapped accessible. Regular admission fees apply (adults $5.00, adults 60 and older $4.00, children 18 and under are free).