Madison County Historical Society

The Madison County Historical Society presents "The Great American Vacation" Exhibit which will run the entire month of August, 2012.   The display is at the History Center, 7 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.  The Exhibit Hall is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Just as today, American's have always been in love with their cars.  As more American's began to have more free time during certain parts of the year, they began to travel this country in search of family fun and togetherness.  Thus, we born the great American vacation. 

Along with attractions and fabulous destinations, media industries and other services grew as the popularity of the "vacation" became a part of American life. 

Our special "Thank You" to Bill Knepp for putting this collection of American travel together and bringing it to the History Center for you to enjoy.  If you have memorabilia that you would like for us to see, have identified, and/or donate to our collection, you are invited to speak to Bill.  He will try to help you with any item you have.


The exhibit is  free to everyone in the community.  It is for you and your family;  that's why we do it!  For more information and/or questions, please call us at (765) 683-0052 during public hours.  Thank you!
Posters were used extensively in advertising vacation travel.

 

"Steamer Trunks" and suitcases with suveniors stickers.

 Plates, cups, saucers, and other items became great souvenirs.