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Harley-Davidson Museum® opens Designing a Celebration exhibit commemorating the history of company’s anniversary celebrations

MILWAUKEE (January 16, 2013) - The Harley-Davidson Museum gives visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the design and planning process that supports its legendary anniversary celebrations in its latest exhibit, Designing a Celebration, opening Friday, Jan. 18.

“The visual treatments created for our anniversary celebrations evoke excitement in our customers as they join us in commemorating these great milestones," said Bill Davidson, vice president of the Harley-Davidson Museum. "The Designing a Celebration exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into the attention to detail our Styling team takes to create the images and logos that appear on our motorcycles and special apparel, including the designs for our upcoming 110th anniversary."

Designing a Celebration features artifacts, photos and stories that narrate the history behind Harley-Davidson’s many anniversary celebrations, going back to 1913.  The exhibit includes dozens of sketches and renderings showing the development of the anniversary logos, displays demonstrating the unique manufacturing processes used to create the special anniversary parts, and examples of the limited-edition anniversary motorcycles. These products highlight the pride the Harley-Davidson Styling team has taken in creating a timeless look for each anniversary the Company has celebrated since 1978.

The Harley-Davidson Museum’s Designing a Celebration exhibit will be on display through Labor Day weekend. The exhibit is located in the main Museum building and is included with the purchase of general Museum admission.

Interviews with the curatorial staff and images are available upon request. Additional details about the exhibit and 110th Anniversary events will be made available throughout the year.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum
The Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee and provides a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before – through the lens of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The Museum, a top destination in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, is open year-round and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area each year. The 20-acre campus offers abundant and free parking, and includes Motor® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop. For more information on the Museum’s galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets and more, visit the new and improved h-dmuseum.com

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