Remember the excitement of the soap box derby races held each year in Warsaw on the Indiana Street hill leading down to Center Lake? Many long days of preparation went into the construction of the cars by boys 9 to 15 years old.
On race day hundreds of people lined the street to cheer for their favorite cars as they coasted down the hill. Boys from all over the county raced with the winner advancing to the All American Soap Box Derby Race held in Akron, Ohio.
The Old Jail Museum in Warsaw is helping to revive those memories of race day with an exhibit of memorabilia from the first race held in 1938 to the last race in 1963. The exhibit runs May through September and will feature race cars, trophies, helmets, photos and information on the racers and races.
There is no cost to visit the exhibit at the Old Jail Museum at 121 N. Indiana St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call 574-269-1078.