For 35 years, Indian Day was held in Springfield at the former Indian Motocycle Museum on Hendee Street. First held at that location in 1970, Indian Day provided an opportunity for Indian riders, collectors, and motorcycle enthusiasts to display their bikes, talk shop, swap parts, and compete for various awards. After a brief hiatus, Indian Day is once again an annual tradition in Springfield, held since 2010 on the grounds of the Springfield Museums where a collection of Indian motorcycles and memorabilia gifted by Esta K. Manthos is now displayed in the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.
8th Annual Indian Day: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Visit the city where it all began and celebrate an American classic! Indian fans from all over the region will gather together to display their motorcycles and memorabilia. The event includes vendors, food and beverages, music, and the awarding of trophies in a variety of categories. Commemorative T-shirts are available for purchase.
Visitors will also have a chance to view the Indian Motocycle exhibit at the Wood Museum of Springfield History featuring more than thirty Indians and dozens of other Indian related artifacts. Don’t miss the final opportunity to see the exhibit celebrating the Van Buren sisters, Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride Into History closing July 30.