South Bend, IN – The Studebaker National Museum announced the opening of its newest exhibit, “Family Haulers: The American Station Wagon.” Showcasing the iconic station wagon, this exhibit offers visitors an immersive exploration of the beloved vehicle that has been a staple of American family life for generations.

From its humble beginnings to its evolution into a cultural icon, “Family Haulers” takes visitors on a captivating journey through the history of the station wagon. Featuring a stunning collection of vintage models, rare prototypes, and every day haulers, the exhibit offers a comprehensive look at the role of station wagons in shaping American transportation and lifestyle.

Studebaker National Museum

“We are excited to present this unique exhibition that celebrates the station wagon, a vehicle that holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans,” said Kyle Sater, Curator at the Studebaker National Museum. “Through ‘Family Haulers,’ visitors will gain a deeper appreciation for the station wagon’s impact on American culture and its enduring legacy.”

Highlights of the exhibit include:

  • Eight unique station wagon models from the early 20th century through the 1980s
  • Images and literature showcasing the cultural significance of the station wagon in American life

In addition to the exhibit, the Studebaker National Museum will host special events throughout the duration of “Family Haulers,” including a special talk this summer as part of the “Studebaker Speaker Series” program.

“Family Haulers: The American Station Wagon ” running March 1, 2024 through July 28, 2024. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience the nostalgia, innovation, and enduring charm of the station wagon at the Studebaker National Museum.

The Studebaker National Museum is located at 201 Chapin St., just west of downtown South Bend. It is open Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm, and Sun. Noon–5pm. Admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors over 60, and $7 for youth ages 6-18. For more information, please call the Museum at (574) 235-9714 or toll free at (888) 391-5600 or visit their website at For an additional cost, visitors can tour The History Museum, which adjoins the Studebaker National Museum.

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