Museum Awarded Grant From Michigan Humanities

Posted on June 24th, 2019
LANSING, MI — Michigan Humanities announces $203,101 in grants to 16 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. The Gilmore Car Museum was awarded $3,850 for the educational program titled Birth of the Automobile: Horse-drawn Buggy to Horseless Carriage.  1909 Holsman in the Museum’s collection The educational department will work with a  small team of participants, both on site and at select schools, to transform a horse-drawn buggy into a gasoline-powered horseless carriage which resembles a 1909 Holsman High Wheel motor buggy.…

Plenty To Enjoy With Dad At Our Father’s Day Feature!

Posted on May 24th, 2019
Make memories with Dad as he enjoys these great events! Click on the event to learn more.
  • RIDE THE CLASSICS – by donation
  • ADOPT A CAR UNVEILING
  • BOOK SIGNING – Art, Architecture & the Automobile by David Lyon
  • DIVING DEEPER in the Cole Exhibit by Kevin Fleck, Cole historian and owner. Kevin will be available to give a deeper look, opening the hoods, and sharing the history of these fascinating autos spanning 1909-1925.

Oscar Winner “GREEN BOOK” permanent Exhibit

Posted on November 14th, 2018
  • “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” was compiled by a New York City postman with help from postal carriers around the country
  • Black travelers faced “whites only” lodging, restaurants, even gas stations
  • Rockefeller’s Esso brand sold gas, franchises to African-Americans
Hickory Corners, MI – In the spring of 1946, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, former multi-sport standout at UCLA and a U.S.…

Museum Speaker Series Highlights Intriguing Variety of Topics

Posted on January 9th, 2017
Did you know that according to the Guinness Book of Records the World’s largest indoor mural was painted by a West Michigan native? Did you know that a Michigan state highway serves more than a half million travelers annually but is totally off-limits to motorized vehicles? Have you ever heard how a 1929 minor fender-bender in St.…

Gilmore Car Museum Celebrates Museum Day Live

Posted on September 23rd, 2015
  To register for your Museum Day Live ticket (valid for two admissions on 9/26/2015 ONLY) please visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/. The Gilmore Car Museum of Hickory Corners, Michigan will open its doors on Saturday, September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live!…

BIG NEWS! Five Southwest Institutions to Offer Free Admission for Members in May

Posted on March 26th, 2015
Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange Program launches 2nd annual event   The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan is joining forces with four other local institutions and will be offering free admission throughout the month of May to all members of each participating organization. The Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are partnering for a second year as part of the Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange, a program designed to celebrate our region’s cultural richness and introduce organization members to new experiences throughout Southwest Michigan.…

Gilmore Car Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!

Posted on August 26th, 2013
Free Admission for All Visitors Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 28, 2013 Gilmore Car Museum – America’s Signature Collection – of Hickory Corners, Michigan will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!…

Gilmore Car Museum Gives Back to Community

Posted on August 7th, 2013
Discounted Family Rates, Free Admission for Education Groups, and more! The Gilmore Car Museum – considered “America’s Signature Collection” – located just northeast of Kalamazoo, has introduced free admission for all K-12 school groups, special discounted family rates, and an extension of their Youth admission rate to include those up to 17 years of age.…