Sixth Annual Indian Motorcycle Day At The Springfield Museums Is July 26, 2015

1SpringfieldThe event will take place at the Springfield Museums on July 26. and will feature vintage Springfield-built pre-1953 Indian motorcycles manufactured in the city from 1901 to 1953. Visitors will be able to admire collectors owned old Indians from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Indian Day tradition was started in 2010 when Esta Manthos donated her extensive collection of Indian Motocycles, artifacts and memorabilia that are now on display at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.

2Springfield5Owners of old Indians will compete for awards in categories like “Best Barn Find,” “Best Sidecar,” and “Best Scout.” Attendees that bring a pre-1953 Indian will receive free admission plus a commemorative Indian Day button. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 17 years old. Visitors also wanting to tour the buildings may opt for Museum general admission tickets that include the access to the event. Commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase. For information about Indian Motocycle Day, call 413-263-6800, ext. 304 or visit Springfield Museums.

4 Responses to “Sixth Annual Indian Motorcycle Day At The Springfield Museums Is July 26, 2015”


  1. 1 nicker Jun 27th, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Ah yes…
    A reminder of the days when motorcycles were actually valued for much more than just a “personality accessory.”

    -nicker-

  2. 2 Dale Jun 28th, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Great event, I go every year.

  3. 3 boston jim Jun 30th, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I have been to the “old museum” several times when Esta had it in the old Indian Building, Great Time, Great Bikes. I was out there 2 weekends ago. I was told it was next to the “Basketball Hall of Fame”, it’s not ! Nobody, ticket office, security guard in car, knew where it was ! I was pissed, drove home, I’ll do it another time. So, do your homework, checkout website, mapquest it ! I knew where old museum was, I knew where Basketball Hall of Fame was, don’t do what I did ! Plan ahead ! BJ

  4. 4 Blackmax Jul 1st, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Bucket list trip !!!

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