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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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We're rolling into a community near you

An exhibit dedicated to Indiana’s automotive and racing heritage is coming to Hoosier communities across the state. We’re proud to present History on Wheels, a 53-foot double-expandable semi-trailer and state-of-the-art traveling exhibit that will visit festivals, fairs, schools and other special events.

When it rolls into Indiana cities and towns, the custom trailer housing the exhibition Auto Indiana will expand to nearly 1,000 square feet of indoor space. Inside the mobile museum, guests will take a ride through the state’s far-reaching and personal connections to the auto industry.

The exhibit touches on the history of more than 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers, such as Cord, Duesenberg and Studebaker. It also delves into the lives of Hoosier innovators and inventors, such as Carl Fisher, Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor.

In one section of the exhibit, guests of all ages can explore under the hood of a car modeled after a 1914 Marmon Touring Car. In addition, children can climb into the driver’s seat of a mini IndyCar and imagine what it would be like to cross the famed Yard of Bricks.

For information on booking History on Wheels for your festival or event, email Mark McNees, coordinator, or call (317) 234-2029.

Thank you to supporting sponsors Lilly Endowment Inc., Jiffy Lube of Indiana and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. History on Wheels is fueled by CountryMark.

Find your local Jiffy Lube here.

2018 Stops

May 10 – History Center, Indianapolis

May 11 through 12 – Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis

May 18 through 20 – Indianapolis 500 Qualifications, Indianapolis

May 25 through 27 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

June 1 through 3 – Best Week Ever, South Bend

June 23 through 25 – Wayne County Fair, Richmond

June 29 through July 1 – Drive-In at the Ruthmere, Elkhart

July 2 through 7 – Monroe County Fair, Bloomington

July 13 through 15 – Three Rivers Festival, Fort Wayne

July 19 through 21 – Jasper County Fair, Rensselaer

July 26 – Das Dutchman Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In, Middlebury

July 28 – Elkhart County Fair, Goshen

Aug. 3 through 4 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Center, Noblesville

Aug. 17 through 18 – Jubilee Days, Hagerstown

Aug. 25 through 26 – Family Fun Fest, Cedar Lake

Sept. 1 – Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis

Sept. 7 through 9 – Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest, Bloomington

Sept. 15 through 16 – Festival of Machines, Conner Prairie, Fishers

Sept. 22 through 23 – Atlanta New Earth Festival, Atlanta

Oct. 5 through 7 – Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb, Newport

2017 Stops

May 6 through 13 – Indiana Historical Society, Downtown Indianapolis

June 3 – CruZionsville, Downtown Zionsville

June 9 through 10 – Plymouth PT Cruz-In, Downtown Plymouth

June 16 through 18 – Marion County Fair, Marion County Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

June 23 through 25 – Goodland Grand Prix, Foster Park, Goodland

June 28 through July 1 – Covington 4th of July Festival, Covington City Park, Covington

July 7 through 9 – Three Rivers Festival, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne

July 10 through 15 – Howard County 4-H Fair, Greentown Fairgrounds, Greentown

July 28 through 29 – Frankfort Hot Dog Festival, Downtown Courthouse Square, Frankfort

Aug. 19 through 20 – Yellowstone Trail Fest, Starke County Fairgrounds, Hamlet

Sept. 2 – Fly/In Cruise/In, Marion Municipal Airport, Marion

Sept. 11 through 13 – Anderson Public Library, Anderson

Sept. 15 through 16 – Back to the Fifties Festival, Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon

Sept. 20 – City of Whiting Cruise Night, Downtown Whiting

Sept. 22 through 24 – Apple Dumpling Days, Downtown Connersville

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 – Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb, Newport

Oct. 14 – Red Hot Car Show, Main Street, Rochester

Oct. 28 through 29 – Downtown Princeton

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