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1931 Auburn education car engine rebuild

We need to raise funds for a complete engine overhaul for the 1931 Auburn. Education automobiles serve a special purpose for the public. They are the automobiles that the Museum keeps in running order and are taken to regional events and school groups are able to sit in them and see special things such as the engine, dashboard and more

1924 Auburn Touring with rare Weidely engine

The Museum is looking for a few more donors to join in the purchase of the rare 1924 Auburn 6-63 touring, one of two known to exist. The Auburn features a rare Weidely overhead valve engine that the Auburn Automobile company used for one year. All donors of $1,000 or more will be listed along with auto on exhibit.

Archive digitization and access project

This project ensures preservation of delicate archival materials and collections that are important to our national automotive heritage and to allow greater access for research and learning. The archive contains some of the most important automotive materials in the world including many rare, one-of-a-kind and irreplaceable items depicting our nation’s automotive heritage and its social impact.

In Memory/Honor Of…

Gifts in Memory Of

Remember a special person by expressing sympathy with a memorial gift. Your kindness will be acknowledged to the family with a special letter when contact information is provided. Enter this contact information in the order note at the checkout. All gift amounts are confidential unless requested otherwise and they are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Gifts in Honor Of

Honor someone on their birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Your gift will be acknowledged with a special letter when contact information is provided. Enter this contact information in the order note at the checkout. All gift amounts are confidential unless requested otherwise and they are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Planned Giving

Make a lasting impact and leave your legacy by including the Museum in your estate planning. There are several gift arrangements to choose from that would let your provide for your family and support the Museum. You may see the fruits of your lifetime

Automobile Donations

Donate to the Collectors: the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum may accept donation of vehicles of every year, make, or model. Automobiles have been given to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum since its inception in 1974. Automobiles of every description are received by the museum from donors. Seventy percent of the current exhibited collection is composed of donations to the museum. Other automobiles exhibited are privately owned automobiles on loan.

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Leave your legacy where it will live on in history

This museum will be here at this very site hundreds of years from today, representing our nation’s automotive heritage, here’s why:

It is the only automobile museum in an automobile company’s original international headquarters building – where the history happened.

It is a National Historic Landmark – the highest designation in the country.

It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums – less than 5% of the nation’s museums, of any type, have earned accreditation.

You and your legacy can be part of history through an automobile donation. Upon gifting an automobile to the collection, you may wish to consider a tax deductible cash donation to endow its expenses such as maintenance and insurance.

Gifts to the Archival Collection

The archives collect books, factory literature, original photographs, sales materials, correspondence and periodicals related to Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs as well as the larger automotive industry including automobiles of special interest.

Gifts of Artifacts

The small artifact collection contains items relevant to the activities of the Auburn Automobile Company, and Duesenberg, Inc. its automobiles and its associates. Many small artifacts are used in the Museum’s exhibits.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join a group of talented, diverse individuals ranging in age from 18–90! Our volunteers young and young-at-heart make up five generations contributing their time and talent throughout the museum all year long. You can choose a schedule and opportunity that works best for you! Volunteers can work daily, weekly, twice a month, once a month, on the week-ends, for special events, or a variety of other options. Our volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend monthly professional development, educational sessions.

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