You don’t have to travel to a metro area to enjoy an afternoon at a museum. Here in Kokomo, we have three museums where you can learn about the community’s history and also the role Kokomo played in shaping our nation.
The museum features a selection of early made-in-Kokomo Haynes and Apperson autos. In addition to the more than 100 antique cars, those who appreciate vintage advertising and antiques will enjoy a great collection of signage and a variety of memorabilia relevant to the history of the cars on display. Its permanent exhibits trace the history of the automobile and the rich automotive history of the City of Firsts. The museum offers special exhibits throughout the year as well.
Located inside the Kokomo Event and Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Road.
Tour the home of Elwood Haynes, a remarkable innovator. You’ll see exhibits about his role in the great Indiana Gas Boom, his automotive inventions, metallurgical discoveries, and the companies he founded.
The museum is located in Haynes’ former residence at 1915 S. Webster St., on the south end of Highland Park.
Once home to wealthy industrialist Monroe Seiberling and later to George Kingston, this beautiful mansion is now home to the Howard County Museum. Visitors can tour a restored Victorian home as well as exhibits of Howard County history. The museum is located at 1200 W. Sycamore St.