9th Annual Indian Day: Sunday, July 22, 2018
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.
Presented in honor the late Charlie Manthos, founder of the original Indian Motocycle Museum.
9 am Welcome and Announcements
10-11:30 am Book signing with Friendly’s co-founder Prestley Blake
10:30 am Charles Manthos Tribute
11 am Docent Tour: Indian Motocycle Gallery with “George Hendee,” including the special exhibit Charles Manthos and his Prototype Indian
11 am-3 pm Concessions
1 pm Docent Tour: Indian Motocycle Gallery with “George Hendee,” including the special exhibit Charles Manthos and his Prototype Indian
2 pm Awards Ceremony
$10 adults, $5 children 3-17 (includes Wood Museum of Springfield History), free for members or with paid museum admission.