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.…

Ultimate Truck Show

Posted on June 18th, 2019
Trucks of all kinds: Vintage, Military, Special Interest and Custom Trucks as well as all Emergency Vehicles are welcome at the Gilmore Car Museum’s Ultimate Truck Show and Swap Meet to be held on Saturday, June 22nd. The one-day family event runs from 9am to 4pm and is open to all Trucks including pickups, commercial trucks, fire trucks, and semi tractors—thus the name Ultimate Truck show.…

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
  • 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.


Posted on April 26th, 2019
 The Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show and Swap Meet 
Saturday May 18th 
Hickory Corners, MI – The Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday May 18th is not your “typical” car event. It’s actually authentic “time travel” back to the early days of motoring.…

Cole Gathering to be Largest in History

Posted on April 25th, 2019
Rare Cole Motor Cars Gather at the Gilmore
Pre-1942 Showcase
By Kevin Fleck
   JJ Cole and his family in a 1909 Cole High Wheeler. The only known example is registered for the event!                              Seeing one Cole at a car show is rare, seeing two Coles at the same car show is unheard of, and seeing more than five at the same car show has not happened in many decades. …

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.…

“It’s a DOOZY!” New Exhibit Showcases Most Valuable American Car Ever Built

Posted on November 9th, 2018
By Jay Follis – Director of Marketing
269-671-5089 FAST FACTS
  • Duesenbergs were American-built motor cars from Indianapolis, IN produced by the Duesenberg brothers of German heritage.
  • 1920s & ’30s Duesenbergs became a status symbol as the choice of not those simply rich, but of the ultra-wealthy.

Stephanie Rader, Heroic U.S. Spy at Dawn of Cold War, Dies at Age 100

Posted on January 29th, 2016
Stephanie Czech Rader was the daughter of Polish immigrants, uneducated laborers who settled in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in the early 1920s and barely spoke English. Her immersion in Polish language and culture proved critical to her success, against daunting odds, as a U.S. spy in Europe after World War II.…