South Bend, IN – The Studebaker National Museum is joining with over 2,000 other museums across the country to offer free admission to U.S. military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program. A military ID is required.
Admission to the Studebaker National Museum includes access to exhibitions on all three floors. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm Monday – Saturday, and 12 to 5pm Sunday.
The Studebaker National Museum’s Collection boasts over 120 vehicles. The exhibit Charged: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of Electric Vehicles displays over a century of electric automobiles, tracing the winding path of electric vehicles from the 19th to the 21st century. Featured vehicles include a 1901 Riker Torpedo race car, a 1992 GM EV1 Impact Electric, a 2008 Tesla Roadster, as well as examples of Studebaker passenger and commercial electric vehicles.
Also on view is The Avanti: America’s Most Advanced Automobile. For the Avanti’s 60th birthday, explore the Avanti’s improbable origin story and its place in the 1963 landscape. The exhibit will look at contemporary reviews, road tests, as well as promotional materials and media.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star families, the Department of Defense, and over 2,000 museums.
For information, call The Studebaker National Museum at 574.235.9714 or visit www.studebakermuseum.org
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