The arctic blast that swept Northeast Indiana over Christmas weekend caused extensive damage to the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum in Auburn when a frozen pipe burst in the entry lobby and flooded the building. Staff discovered the burst pipe when they arrived back at work the Monday after Christmas; the damage occurred on one of the only three days a year the museum is closed. We are fortunate that none of the collections or archives were damaged, but the building has sustained major water damage. Work is in progress to return the building to operational conditions. In the meantime, the museum will remain closed.

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