Frankfort’s Hot Dog Festival is among the first stops for a one-of-a-kind history experience dedicated to Indiana’s automotive and racing heritage. The Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) History on Wheels traveling exhibit is making its way to the festival, courtesy of Frankfort Main Street, Inc., and sponsor NHK Seating.

The new mobile museum will be free and open to the public daily, July 28 through 29, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 53-foot double expandable semi-trailer will be located in Frankfort’s downtown Courthouse Square.

Aboard History on Wheels, IHS’s Auto Indiana exhibit will take visitors on a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive and racing heritage. Auto Indiana touches on the history of more than 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers, such as Duesenberg, Gibson and Studebaker. The exhibit also delves into the lives of Hoosier innovators and inventors, such as Carl Fisher, Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor.

A touch screen station lets guests of all ages explore under the hood of a vehicle modeled after a 1914 Marmon Touring Car. In addition, children can climb into the driver’s seat of a mini INDYCAR and imagine what it would be like to cross the famed Yard of Bricks.

For more information about History on Wheels’ visit to the Frankfort Hot Dog Festival, contact Kim Stevens, executive director of Frankfort Main Street, Inc., at (765) 654-4081 or visit

Booking Information

History on Wheels is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc., and fueled by CountryMark. Historical societies, libraries, museums, schools and other nonprofit organizations can book the traveling exhibit for two to three day rentals. For reservation fees and booking information, contact Mark McNees, IHS History on Wheels coordinator, at (317) 234-2029 or

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