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Kosciusko County Historical Society, the City of Warsaw, and Warsaw Community Schools Will Host IHS’s Traveling Exhibit Auto Indiana  

Warsaw, Indiana, .—Through the cooperative efforts of the Kosciusko County Historical Society, the City of Warsaw, and Warsaw Community Schools will host Auto Indiana, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS's) traveling exhibits, beginning the week of September 12 through early October

Auto Indiana will first be on display at the Back to the Day 2022, a one-day learning event on Friday, September 9. 

Approximately 600 WCS 4th graders will jump-start the Indiana social studies curriculum with a one-day, hands-on learning event. 

The Auto Indiana exhibit, which takes visitors on a ride through Indiana's rich automotive past, will be on display at the exhibition and gallery area of City Hall, located at 102 South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.  

Auto Indiana explores the mark Indiana's inventors and innovators such as Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor and automakers such as Studebaker and Duesenberg left on the industry—and vice versa.  

The exhibit also illuminates ties between automobiles and the development of many other economic opportunities for the "Crossroads of America," such as the iron, steel, and glass businesses. In addition, it explores how the automobile became part of the American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.  

Finally, the exhibit allows guests to gaze down the road ahead for Hoosiers, from the environmental impact of automobiles to a look at manufacturing today. Auto Indiana is made possible by Kroger.  

For more information about Auto Indiana, email    

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions  

Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools, and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit 

About the Indiana Historical Society  

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater, and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult, and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.   

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