2021 Winter Lecture Series - "The History of the Assembly Line"
6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Fred Colgren, Director of Education
Phone: (269) 671-5089
**Please Note: Due to government capacity restrictions, we are limited to 50 people attending the lectures in person. Please follow the registration link to RSVP to the lecture. Most lectures will also be streamed via Facebook Live.
The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is highly anticipated every year! Every Sunday afternoon at 3 pm January through April visitors can enjoy a different guest presenter speaking on a variety of intriguing topics. Admission to each lecture FREE for members, included in general admission and is just $5.00/person if you're only coming to take in the Lecture!
"The History of the Assembly Line" by Don LaCombe -- Automotive Historian
Don LaCombe spent 36 years in Ford Product Development, co-taught a course in Automotive Product Development at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a frequent speaker at other universities, companies and automotive conferences.
After retirement from Ford he began concentrating on his passion for history by supervising the Model T program at The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. He is now working at the Ford Piquette Plant Museum in Detroit, the building where the Model T was born.
The topic of his presentation is: “The Ford Model T: How it Changed the World.” There are books that refer to the Model T as a world changer but don’t go into just how it changed it. This presentation looks into American life and culture when the Model T was first introduced and what it did to change it.