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Exhibits

THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON JOURNEY, PART 1

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Running along the east side of the second floor, you'll find five interconnected galleries designed to bring the first five decades of Harley-Davidson's rich and illustrious history to life.

 

Our story opens in the south-most gallery with the motorcycle that is often referred to as "Serial Number One." Dating back to the first years of the company, this is the oldest known Harley-Davidson® motorcycle in existence. Winding your way north through the galleries, the stories of the people, products, culture and history that made the Harley-Davidson Motor Company what it is today continue to unfold.

Highlighted stories include the launching of a global, independently-owned dealer network; the Motor Company's contribution to America's efforts in two world wars; the emergence of color and style in the mid-20s; and the not-to-be-ignored Knucklehead motorcycle that helped define the styling you know today.