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 Highlights Presidential Visits This Weekend

Posted on March 15th, 2014
In 1856, when future president Abraham Lincoln spoke in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park, he was a minor political figure taking part in a campaign rally for the first Republican presidential candidate. Four years later, Lincoln was elected our 16th President. Just two years after Lincoln’s visit, Kalamazoo Central High School opened, becoming Michigan’s first public high school.…

Art of the Art Deco Automobile

Posted on January 26th, 2014
Avid Automobile Historian to Share the “Art of the Art Deco Automobile” Hickory Corners – All cars have stories, and this Sunday, March 30th at 3pm, noted author David Lyon will present “The Art of the Art Deco Automobile” as part of the Gilmore Car Museum’s Spring Speaker Series. Professor emeritus from Western Michigan University, David retired in 1998 after thirty-five years of service as faculty member, department chair, interim dean, and director of collective bargaining.…