6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is highly anticipated every year! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January through April visitors can enjoy a different guest presenter speaking on a variety of intriguing topics. Admission to each lecture is just $5/person or FREE with general admission or museum membership card.
The History and Evolution of the Country’s Most Unique Aviation Museum – The Air Zoo
Bob Ellis, Former CEO / Director Air Zoo
Robert (Bob) Ellis, retired CEO of the Air Zoo was its first employee. Working with a capable staff and Board of Directors the Air Zoo developed into one of the nation’s finest aviation museums. In the mid-nineties however, it became clear that if the Air Zoo were ever to become a major national attraction, by appealing to a broader audience other than aviation enthusiasts, it was going to have to break the rules. And break the rules it did, for when the new Air Zoo opened in the Spring of 2004, its primary audience shifted from old grey-haired men to young boys and girls. Finally, the Air Zoo was inspiring and changing people’s lives in a positive way.