Visitors to the Jackson County Fair can take a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive past.
From Sunday through July 30, the Jackson County History Center will serve as sponsor of the Indiana Historical Society’s Auto Indiana traveling exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display inside the Antique Building at the fairgrounds in Brownstown.
Auto Indiana, made possible by Kroger, 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 the 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.