Studebaker Museum Attractions Hit the Road


Two of the most popular attractions at the Studebaker Museum hit the road Thursday morning to get a well-deserved make-over.

The carriage Abraham Lincoln rode to Ford's Theater the night he died and an 1824 Lafayette carriage are being restored thanks to a grant from the National Park Service.

The carriages were carefully loaded into moving vans that are headed for Pennsylvania.

Museum Curator Tony Smith, stated, “The Lincoln carriage is in pretty good shape however, we have one, the 1824 Lafayette which is very fragile and very poor condition so a little more care will have to be taken but all 8 of them will have to be handled specially.”

The carriages are worth more than $2-million.

They are expected to return to South Bend in January in-tip-top shape.

The grant also covers the restoration of six more carriages, over the next three years.


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