Exhibitions related to Transportation and Communication

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From Horses to Horsepower- Studebaker Helped Move a Nation

From Horses to Horsepower: Studebaker Helped Move a Nation

Studebaker's long standing commitment to quality and value made it one of the automotive giants prior to the Great Depression, often being among the first manufacturers to introduce new technology or safety features, such as four-wheel hydraulic brakes in 1925. Barely surviving the 1930s, Studebaker resumed its innovative heritage with some of the first new designs to follow World War II. Postwar Studebaker automobiles, largely due to their association with Raymond Loewy, are still considered to be classics of modern industrial design.

Make the Dirt Fly! Building the Panama Canal

Make the Dirt Fly! Building the Panama Canal

For hundreds of years people dreamed of linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the narrow neck of land connecting North and South America–the Panama Canal. In 1904, the U.S. government embarked on the largest civil engineering project in history, and today, after more than eight decades of efficient operation, the Panama Canal remains a symbol of human creativity, persistence, and achievement.

Nile Notes of a Howadji- American Travelers in Egypt, 1837 - 1903

Nile Notes of a Howadji: American Travelers in Egypt, 1837 - 1903

Travel literature is an increasingly popular research tool for anthropologists, natural scientists, and social historians, as well as an informative and entertaining subject for the armchair traveler. The works displayed here focus on the American travel experience in Egypt, a popular destination for travelers from the time of Herodotus (ca. 420 B.C.).