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Rolls Royce at Concours d'Elegance at Copshaholm
Jan 14, 2022 The fourth annual Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm to be held Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the historic Copshaholm Mansion in South Bend’s West Washington Street Historic District, hosted by the Studebaker National Museum SOUTH BEND, IN – The Studebaker National Museum announces vehicle appl... Read More →

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Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti

Studebaker's Last Dance: The Avanti
Jan 07, 2022 Sales were slow at Studebaker in early 1961. This was not an unfamiliar position as Studebaker had lost money each of the previous eight years except for one (1959). In an effort to right the ship, Studebaker’s board of directors brought in a new president on February 1, 1961, and was considering ... Read More →

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Studebaker National Museum Receives 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

A black 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk sits in front of the restored Studebaker factory building in downtown South Bend
Dec 16, 2021 The Studebaker National Museum recently received a 1964 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk as a gift to its permanent Collection. This Hawk was formerly owned by Brooks Stevens, an industrial designer who handled Studebaker’s styling program from 1962 to 1964.  After falling sales in the late 50s and... Read More →

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Help restore the Studebaker used in The Muppet Movie

1951 Studebaker Commander from the Muppet Movie in its current condition
Dec 15, 2021 The Muppet Movie holds a special place in the hearts of millions and changed cinema forever as it brought the beloved Muppets to the big screen.  The Museum is the proud caretaker of the 1951 Studebaker which is one of the most iconic images from the movie. We need your help to raise funds r... Read More →

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1911 Ann Arbor Convertible Touring

1911 Ann Arbor
Dec 10, 2021 In the early 1900s, hundreds of Midwest communities were home to startup automobile manufacturers and Ann Arbor, Michigan, was no exception. The Huron River Manufacturing Co. of Ann Arbor believed that rural Americans needed a dual-purpose vehicle to transport the family to church on Sunday a... Read More →

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George Milburn Studebaker

George Milburn Studebaker in his military uniform
Nov 22, 2021 George Milburn Studebaker was the eldest son of Clement and Anna Studebaker. He was named for his maternal grandfather, Mishawaka wagon maker George Milburn. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Military Academy in 1884, he wed Ms. Ada Mar Lantz, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lant... Read More →

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1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk by Bruce Troxell

Nov 12, 2021 It was the question that plagued Studebaker’s design team: “How can we make the 1963 GT Hawk better than last year?” After noted designer Brooks Stevens captured the essence of previous Studebaker Hawks in a sleek, contemporary body for 1962 that more than doubled Hawk sales, Studebaker en... Read More →

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Ford’s Willow Run Bomber Plant

Ford Willow Run Plant
Nov 05, 2021  Presented by Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium; $2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members Join Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford Museum, for a look ... Read More →

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Free Admission for Veterans on Veterans Day

Veterans Day
Nov 04, 2021 On Thursday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day, the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum are offering free admission to all veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces and their families. On display is Manufacturing Victory, a joint exhibit by the Studebaker National... Read More →

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Studebaker National Museum Awarded Operating Support Funds

Oct 22, 2021 Grant provided by Indiana Humanities with Funds from the American Rescue Plan The Studebaker National Museum has been awarded an Operating Support Grant of $20,000 from Indiana Humanities with funds from the American Rescue Plan. The grant provides funding relief to humanities organizations adver... Read More →

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