The 5th Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city Of Springfield, MA from 1901 to 1953 will be held on July 20th on the grounds of the Springfield Museums. Indian Day is about showing people the great variety of Indian Motocycles made and telling the story about what was once the largest motorcycle company in the world,” said, Guy McLain, director of the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. From 1970 until 2005, Indian Day was set at the now closed Indian Motocycle Museum on Hendee Street in Springfield. Esta Manthos, the former museum’ owner, donated her extensive collection of Indian Motocycles, artifacts and memorabilia to the Springfield Museums in 2000, where it is now on view in the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.
In addition to the motorcycles on display, there will be vendors, food and beverages, music played by a DJ, and the awarding of trophies for the best Indian Motocycles in a variety of categories. Anyone bringing a pre-1953 Indian will receive two free adult admissions plus a commemorative Indian Day button.
Event: Fifth Annual Indian Day
When: July 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Springfield Museums, Quadrangle, Springfield, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103.
Cost: $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and college students, and $9.50 for children ages 3-17
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More info: Call (413) 263-6800, ext. 300, or visit Springfield Museums