Help Seymour Museum Center sponsor History on Wheels

Tribune Staff Reports

The Indiana Historical Society’s History on Wheels exhibit is scheduled to roll into town June 21 to 23 outside the Seymour Museum Center, courtesy of local sponsors.

The mobile exhibit, free to the public, will let kids climb into the driver’s seat of a mini IndyCar. Adults can use a touchscreen to check under the hood of a model based on a 1914 Marmon touring car.

Everyone can learn the history of Indiana car makers, racers and inventors in the state-of-the-art exhibit with its expandable room of interactive displays.

Inside the museum, local history exhibits will focus on drag racing, vehicle-related manufacturing and other local transportation-related ventures. Members of the Southern Indiana Model Railroad Association will be operating their trains.

The exhibit will close early June 22 to allow visitors to attend the free evening concert that is part of the annual Cars and Guitars fundraiser that brings hot rods, muscle cars and modern cars to downtown Seymour streets for the day.

The museum is looking for additional sponsors. If you would like to become a major sponsor or donate, contact museum President Lenny Hauersperger at 812-530-9272; send a private message or donate on the museum’s Facebook page; or mail a donation to Seymour Museum Center, P.O. Box 1139, Seymour, IN 47274.

The museum is located in the former post office and city hall building at 220 N. Chestnut St., Seymour.