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DEEPNHOCK
10-03-2009, 07:31 AM
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Studebaker museum asks for you to help write history

Posted: Oct 02, 2009 12:28 PM
Studebaker National Museum is asking for your help to solve a mystery with a hearse in its collection
The museum's 1863 horse-drawn Studebaker hearse has a bullet hole in the side window.
Museum staff say they've been trying to figure out an explanation for the hole since they received the hearse in the 70's, but they've had no luck.
Now they're asking people to come up with a reason why there's the bullet hole and who was in it.
Studebaker Exhibit Designer Don Filley says, "It's even more unusual in all actuality because it goes in, but really doesn't come out. So whatever happens there was actually something in it to stop the bullet."
All month they're asking people to write an obituary for the who you think is inside the casket.
In 500 words or less, write an obituary on who you think is inside the casket in the 1863 Studebaker Hearse. The subject can be any Indiana historical figure no longer living. Entries should be in a newspaper obituary format and sent to the Studebaker National Museum by fax (574-235-5522), mail (201 South Chapin Street, South Bend, IN, 46601) or email archives@studebakermuseum.org <mail to:archives@studebakermuseum.org> by October 26, 2009. Entries will be in two classes-18 and over and 17 and under. One winner in each category will be selected and each winner will receive a $75.00 Museum Store Merchandise Certificate.
On your submission, please include your name, address, phone number, and age group. Winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the Studebaker National Museum.
The Halloween exhibit and hearse may be seen through November 1, 2009 during regular museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. The Studebaker National Museum is located at 201 S. Chapin Street in downtown South Bend. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.50 for seniors over 60, and $5.00 for youth ages 6-18. For more information call the museum at 574-235-9714 or toll free at 1-888-391-5600 or visit our web site at www.studebakermuseum.org.

ChampTrucking
10-03-2009, 07:35 AM
LARK PARKER!!?? This is right up your alley!!!!

barnlark
10-03-2009, 08:02 AM
I always figured it was just someone at the Museum who had taken a shot an whomever was stealing all the R3 parts off the engines and the strays had hit the hearse. ;)

2R5
10-03-2009, 10:09 AM
Find Jimmy Hoffa and you'll find the bullet ;)

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rusty nut garage
10-03-2009, 10:27 AM
STUDEBOB you listening.
This is right up your alley, get your pencil sharp and spin us a yarn.


quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

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Studebaker museum asks for you to help write history

Posted: Oct 02, 2009 12:28 PM
Studebaker National Museum is asking for your help to solve a mystery with a hearse in its collection
The museum's 1863 horse-drawn Studebaker hearse has a bullet hole in the side window.
Museum staff say they've been trying to figure out an explanation for the hole since they received the hearse in the 70's, but they've had no luck.
Now they're asking people to come up with a reason why there's the bullet hole and who was in it.
Studebaker Exhibit Designer Don Filley says, "It's even more unusual in all actuality because it goes in, but really doesn't come out. So whatever happens there was actually something in it to stop the bullet."
All month they're asking people to write an obituary for the who you think is inside the casket.
In 500 words or less, write an obituary on who you think is inside the casket in the 1863 Studebaker Hearse. The subject can be any Indiana historical figure no longer living. Entries should be in a newspaper obituary format and sent to the Studebaker National Museum by fax (574-235-5522), mail (201 South Chapin Street, South Bend, IN, 46601) or email archives@studebakermuseum.org <mail to:archives@studebakermuseum.org> by October 26, 2009. Entries will be in two classes-18 and over and 17 and under. One winner in each category will be selected and each winner will receive a $75.00 Museum Store Merchandise Certificate.
On your submission, please include your name, address, phone number, and age group. Winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the Studebaker National Museum.
The Halloween exhibit and hearse may be seen through November 1, 2009 during regular museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. The Studebaker National Museum is located at 201 S. Chapin Street in downtown South Bend. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.50 for seniors over 60, and $5.00 for youth ages 6-18. For more information call the museum at 574-235-9714 or toll free at 1-888-391-5600 or visit our web site at www.studebakermuseum.org.


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JBOYLE
10-03-2009, 11:45 AM
Great idea....
CSI: South Bend

Of course it won't be as hip as Vegas, Miami or New York.
No colorful light-filled offices and new H2s like Miami...just high ceiling offices (painted bathroom green) in an ancient brick building and the workers drive retired police cars with holes in the roofs left over from old antennas.
See why TV make believe is more fun than real life?

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Roscomacaw
10-03-2009, 01:28 PM
I just might have an idea here.[}:)]

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studegary
10-03-2009, 02:34 PM
They say that the bullet went in, but didn't come out. How do they know that the bullet didn't originate from inside the hearse? Perhaps the hole in the glass can indicate the direction of travel.
I just figure that the hearse was sitting out at some time and someone took a shot at it.

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BobGlasscock
10-03-2009, 06:54 PM
It's very easy to tell the direction of the bullet travel through the glass by the bevel it leaves behinds. Bevel side is exit side. They know.

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DEEPNHOCK
11-06-2009, 07:21 AM
11/6/2009

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Studebaker names writing winners

The Studebaker National Museum has named the winners in the Halloween writing contest.

The winners are Peggy Trytko, of South Bend, in the 18 and over category; Ashleigh Reeves, of Sigourney, Iowa, in the 12-17 category; and Maggie Barrett, of South Bend, in the 11 and under category.

Contestants, in 500 words or less, wrote an obituary for the person they thought was inside the casket of the 1863 Studebaker Hearse at the museum.

They each will receive a $75 museum store merchandise certificate. Entries were received from several states.

BobGlasscock
11-06-2009, 09:09 AM
Are those obits going to be published in TW?? I sure do hope so.

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