Family Haulers: The American Station Wagon

The station wagon was once the quintessential American family vehicle. Before the minivan and its more modern cousins, the SUV and crossover, there was the station wagon. Its origin story dates to the horse-drawn era, where station wagons were a specialized vehicle to ferry passengers and luggage to and from train stations. In the automotive era, the station wagon transitioned into the carryall family hauler, with a spacious cargo area and multiple rows of seating. From cross-country road trips to the weekly grocery run, the station wagon could do it all.

Check out over a century of station wagons in this upcoming special exhibition!

  • March 1, 2024 - July 28, 2024