Springfield Museums Events October 2013
October 20th, 1:00 pmLyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
Informal, 30-minute guided tours by our knowledgeable Museum educators.
The Rise and Fall of Indian Motocycle with Arch Battista
Springfield’s own Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company got its start just after the turn of the century. By. 1913, Indian was turning out over 30,000 machines every year. This lecture will explore the company’s inception, its clever marketing efforts, its contributions to America’s efforts in World Wars I and II, and its decline beginning in the late 1940s and fall into bankruptcy in 1953.
Free with museum admission
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