History On Wheels A New Addition To Three Rivers Festival Lineup

The Three Rivers Festival and O’Daniel Automotive Group are teaming up to add the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) new History on Wheels traveling exhibit to this year’s festival lineup. The 53-foot double expandable semi-trailer will be free and open to the public daily, July 7 through 9, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The mobile museum will be located at the Club Soda parking lot, at the corner of S. Clinton and Superior Streets in Fort Wayne.

Aboard History on Wheels, IHS’s Auto Indiana exhibit will take visitors on a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive and racing heritage. Auto Indiana touches on the history of more than 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers, such as Duesenberg, Gibson and Studebaker. The exhibit also delves into the lives of Hoosier innovators and inventors, such as Carl Fisher, Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor.

This year’s Three Rivers Festival also features several draws for racing fans. Children who visit History on Wheels can climb into the driver’s seat of a mini INDYCAR and imagine what it would be like to cross the famed Yard of Bricks.

In addition, festival organizers say guests of all ages will have two chances to view a replica of this year’s winning Indy 500 car, courtesy of Ruoff Home Mortgage, sponsor of this year’s Indy 500 champion car as well as the Three Rivers Festival. Saturday July 8, the car will appear in the festival parade before going on display in the Club Soda parking lot.

2017 History on Wheels Schedule

June 28-July 1

Covington Fourth of July Celebration

Covington City Park

Covington

July 7-9

Three Rivers Festival

Headwaters Park

Fort Wayne

July 10-15

Howard County 4H Fair

Greentown Fairgrounds

Greentown

July 28-29

Frankfort Hot Dog Festival

Downtown Courthouse Square

Frankfort

August 19-20

Yellowstone Trail Fest

Starke County Fairgrounds

Hamlet

September 1

Fly/In Cruise/In

Marion Municipal Airport

Marion

September 11-13

Anderson Public Library

Anderson

September 15-16

Back to the Fifties Festival

Boone County Fairgrounds

Lebanon

September 20

City of Whiting Cruise Night

Downtown Whiting

September 22-24

Apple Dumpling Days

Downtown Connersville

September 29-October 1

Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb

Newport

October 14

Red Hot Car Show, presented by The Blacktop Cruiser Car Club

Main Street, Rochester