The Top of the Line: Studebaker’s President

Studebaker President image in black and white
Jun 2022 Few models in Studebaker history have the prestige, power, and style as the President Since the first generation debuted in 1927, the President represented the company’s top offering and includes the only models designated as Full Classics by the Classic Car Club of America Explore a full range of body styles—including sedan, roadster, and Read More →

Studebaker Buildings Past & Present: Built to Last:

Studebaker Buildings in Brooklyn
Jun 2022 As an international company, Studebaker buildings included production facilities, sales outlets, showrooms, and dealerships in towns and cities all over the world Many have been torn down and those that remain have been repurposed, but these structures are a testament to the company’s global business and are often architecturally significant Read More →

The Avanti: America’s Most Advanced Automobile

1963 White Studebaker Avanti
Nov 2021 The Studebaker Avanti was one of the industry’s most imaginative and sensational vehicles For the Avanti’s 60th birthday, the Museum will explore the Avanti’s improbable origin story and its place in the 1963 automotive landscape The exhibit will look at contemporary reviews and road tests as well as promotional materials and media Read More →

Charged: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of Electric Vehicles

Charged: The Rise, Fall & Resurgence of EVs
Nov 2021 Discover the origins and explore the future of electric vehicles in this special exhibition Over a century of electric automobiles will be on display to trace the winding path of EVs from the 19th to the 21st century Featured vehicles include a 1901 Riker Torpedo race car, a 1992 GM EV1 Impact Electric, as well as examples of Studebaker Read More →

AM General at 50

AM General Jeep
May 2021 Celebrating fifty years of service as a company, and over one hundred years of transportation solutions AM General can trace its automotive heritage back to the early 20th century with the Standard Wheel Company and the long legacy of Studebaker-built military vehicles In 1964, Kaiser-Jeep began military vehicle production in South Bend Read More →

Manufacturing Victory

Jan 2021 Manufacturing Victory, a joint exhibit by the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum, celebrates the steadfast response of our region’s manufacturers to America’s call during times of military conflict Artifacts include vehicles, munitions, textiles, Bendix's Talos missile, Studebaker’s horse-drawn army wagons and AM General’s Read More →

Built in the ‘Bend: A Studebaker Centenary

1920 Light Six
Dec 2019 On April 30, 1920, The Studebaker Corporation built its first automobile in South Bend  Prior to this date, the South Bend plant built horse-drawn equipment while automobile production took place at Studebaker’s Detroit facilities  Built in the ‘Bend: A Studebaker Centenary celebrates this anniversary with a look at the company’s Read More →

Birds of a Feather: Studebaker Hawks

Dec 2019 Birds of a Feather: Studebaker Hawks showcases Studebaker’s family sports car, which was produced for nine model years from 1956-1964 Studebaker’s Hawk line debuted in 1956 with much fanfare, as the Studebaker-Packard Corporation branded the new model as a “Family Sports Car” Just over 80,000 were built during its nine year run, and Read More →

Disco Decade Rides: Cars of the 1970s

Dec 2019 Presented October 2020 - May 2021 The Studebaker National Museum examines the decade of leisure suits, bell bottoms, and eight-tracks, in its newest exhibit Disco Decade Rides: Cars of the 1970s The 1970s produced some memorable automobiles  Automakers faced numerous challenges including a fuel embargo, safety and emissions regulations, Read More →

SOUTH BEND: Then and Now, Part III

Then and Now
Dec 2019 See never before exhibited images from the Studebaker National Museum Archives paired with current day shots to show the growth and development of South Bend over the last century Some sites have changed dramatically; others remain very much the same Photographs date from 1900 through the Read More →