Events Calendar

We host many unique events that for you to take advantage of.  Come see why we have been named one of the Nation’s TOP FIVE car museums and recently listed as the #1 Great Historic Auto Site in Michigan by Pure Michigan.  Many of our events include admission to our museum campus, so check them out and plan your visit!

Click here to download and print our 2017 Event Schedule!

Feb
23
Thu
MUSEUM CLOSED in Memory of Mrs. Martha (Gilmore) Parfet
Feb 23 all-day

The Gilmore Car Museum will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in memory of Mrs. Martha Parfet, daughter of Museum founders Donald and Genevieve Gilmore. Mrs. Parfet passed away Monday morning, Feb. 20, at her home on Gull Lake at the age of 91. For more on Mrs. Parfet’s astounding community accolades, please click here.

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Feb
26
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “The Most Dangerous Man Alive in 1929: Fred ‘Killer’ Burke”
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "The Most Dangerous Man Alive in 1929: Fred 'Killer' Burke" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

February 26, 2017
“The Most Dangerous Man Alive in 1929: Fred ‘Killer’ Burke”
Presented by Chriss Lyon, Author and Historian

A West Michigan murder connection? Come hear the story of the connection between Michigan and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. 

Mar
3
Fri
5th annual “Under the Hood” Weekend
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day
5th annual "Under the Hood" Weekend @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Check out the engines that make history as we give guests a sneak peak under the hood of dozens of cars on display at the Gilmore Car Museum for ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

The opportunity to check out “Under the Hood” of a selection of cars on display is included with regular museum admission.

Friday, March 3rd – 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, March 4th – 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, March 5th – 9:00am-6:00pm

Click here for photos from previous years and for more information!

Mar
5
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel History”
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel History" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

March 5, 2017
“Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel History”
Presented by Bob Tagatz, Resident Grand Hotel Historian

Photo courtesy of GrandHotel.com.

Mar
12
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “QUICK SAND, Speed is Born”
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "QUICK SAND, Speed is Born" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

March 12, 2017
“QUICK SAND, Speed is Born”
Presented by William Hentges, Automobile/Aviation Button Collector and Author

Join us for a fascinating presentation on early automobile racing on the Ormond-Daytona Beach.

Mar
19
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Around Nova Scotia by Locomobile”
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Around Nova Scotia by Locomobile" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

March 19, 2017
“Around Nova Scotia by Locomobile”
Presented by David Lyon, Author and Historian

Mar
25
Sat
Gilmore Car Museum Movie Night
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gilmore Car Museum Movie Night @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

SAVE THE DATE

for the Gilmore Car Museum’s 2nd annual

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Film to be announced, stay tuned for more details!

Saturday, March 25th from 7:00-10:00pm

Mar
26
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: The Ray Crawford Story”
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: The Ray Crawford Story" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

March 26, 2017
“Lincoln Carrera, Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: They Ray Crawford Story”
Presented by Andrew Layton, Racing Historian and Author

Apr
9
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions”
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

April 9, 2017
“Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions”
Presented by Christine Byron and Tom Wilson, Authors of the “Vintage Views” series. 

Apr
16
Sun
Easter Sunday – Museum CLOSED
Apr 16 all-day
Easter Sunday - Museum CLOSED

The Gilmore Car Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.