2018 – 2019 Schedule of Events
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Sep
15
Sat
Ford Model A Day at the Gilmore Car Museum
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ford Model A Day at the Gilmore Car Museum @ Gilmore Car Museum / Model A Ford Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum is the proud home of the Model A Ford Museum, the world’s largest museum dedicated solely to the Model A! On Saturday, September 15th, hop in your Model A and head out to the Gilmore Car Museum for the 8th annual Ford Model A Day and celebrate the heritage of a trusty American car with friends and family.

Special events and activities will be held throughout the day including a swap meet, a Model A Hall of Fame induction, special seminars, and more! Bring your Model A or come as a spectator, this show and swap meet will be sure to please as hundreds of Model As gather in Hickory Corners, Michigan on the Gilmore’s Historic Campus.

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $10.00/person arriving in Model As (show cars must be on the field by 11am)
Vendor Admission: $30.00/swap meet space (no pre-registration, set up Friday 12-5pm or Saturday beginning at 8am)

All spectator and show admission proceeds benefit the Model A Ford Foundation, Inc. For more information, please visit www.MAFFI.org.

Sep
22
Sat
Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!
Sep 22 all-day
Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live! @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Museum Day Live!

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The Gilmore Car Museum has been a participating institution in this event for 5 consecutive years.

Tickets are available for the public to download here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/gilmore-car-museum/tickets/

Please visit https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/ for more information and to see other participating locations.


When is Museum Day?
Saturday, September 22, 2018

How do I find out if a museum in my area is participating?
Visit Find a Museum to locate participating museums near you. Use the search features to locate museums by museum name, museum location and/or museum type.

How do I get free admission?
Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. At that time, a link to “Get a Ticket” will appear on the top menu bar. Find the museum you want to visit and click “Get a Ticket” next to the museum name or within each museum profile.
Enter your name and email address. Once you confirm your selection, your ticket will appear on the next screen and be emailed to you. Check your inbox for an email from info@noreply.smithsonianmag.com with a link to your ticket. Don’t forget to save it!

Does everyone get free admission?
To get free admission, guests must present an official Museum Day ticket. This ticket provides general admission for ticket holder plus one guest (not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screening or any other offer).

Can I bring my whole family to Museum Day?
Each ticket provides general admission for ticket holder plus one guest. If you go to Museum Day with more than one guest, other guests will have to pay full admission.

Can I download a ticket for more than one museum?
You may download one (1) ticket per email address. Choose wisely! There are no takebacks, once you select a museum, you will not be able to change your selection.

Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center Fall Festival
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center Fall Festival @ Gilmore Car Museum / Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum‘s 10th annual Fall Festival at the Gilmore Car Museum will draw Cadillac and LaSalle owners and enthusiasts from across the country!

The Cadillac Fall Festival is your opportunity to see Cadillacs from the beginning in 1903 to 2008. Long revered for its technical excellence, Cadillac was the ultimate symbol of success – from the pre-war classic V-12s and V-16s to the flashy flamboyant designs of the 1950s and 1960s to those of the modern Art & Science design philosophy. There will also be remarkably well-preserved originals from the decades of models and modified Cadillacs representing the owners’ unique vision of Cadillac style. ​

Schedule of Events
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Gilmore Car Museum exhibits open for touring, included with admission
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Collector car rides in vintage Cadillacs
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Concours judging of show vehicles (must be pre-registered)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Midwest Miniatures Museum Tour
​3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Presentation of Awards in Drive-by Ceremony at the Cadillac Museum

Admission Rates
Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: Club membership not required for show vehicle entry, but all entries MUST be pre-registered by September 8th. Day-of entry for show vehicles will not be permitted. To register a show car for the Cadillac Fall Festival and purchase tickets for one or more of the associated events hosted by the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum, please download and complete the required forms HERE.

All proceeds and admission funds collected on September 22nd and 23rd will benefit the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center Foundation. 

*Gilmore Car Museum memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor/vendor admission*

Sep
27
Thu
Model T Driving School – September 27th
Sep 27 all-day
Model T Driving School - September 27th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Go Back To Driver’s Training at the Gilmore Car Museum…Old School!

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Morning Session, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Session, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Secure a seat behind the wheel of an AUTHENTIC Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 — right out of the Museum’s fleet of vintage vehicles — and drive the 2.5 miles of paved roads within our historic campus with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. This is truly a fun and memorable hands-on experience that’s perfect for multi-generational family groups, couples, corporate team building, or anyone who wants to take a step back in time and learn how to drive, or get a refresher, in one of the 15 million “Tin Lizzies” built by the Ford Motor Company over 100 years ago.

Classes are open to all licensed drivers but are limited to 18 students each and SELL OUT fast! Registration is $105 per student, discounts are available for Gilmore Car Museum members. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register please click the link below or call the Museum’s administration office (M-F 8am-5pm) at 269-671-5089.

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE and view available class dates

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the Gilmore Car Museum at 269-671-5089 and leaving a recorded message as needed to receive registration refunds. Refunds, less a $25.00 administration fee, will be made for all cancellations received at least 48-hours prior to the course date. Cancellations made after that time, or no-shows, will forfeit all registration fees and no refund will be issued.

Oct
13
Sat
Cars, Barns, and Blues
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cruise out to the Gilmore Car Museum for an all-new event, Cars, Barns, and Blues! A fun evening for the entire family, cruise-in style parking for collector cars will begin at 5pm and Chicago blues band BIG DOG MERCER will be performing LIVE from 6:30-9pm! Food will be available for purchase from the Blue Moon Diner and NEDs Boogie BBQ and a cash bar will be serving up a selection of beer and wine, including some fall favorites!

Pre-order tickets are no longer available (closed Oct 5th at 5pm). Tickets can still be purchased the night of the event for $12/person beginning at 5pm on October 13th.

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSING AT 5PM. Please note that memberships are not valid for museum fundraising events. Tickets are non-refundable, as this is an annual fundraiser in support of the Museum’s 501c3 non-profit status. Event will take place rain or shine.

Questions? Please contact our Director of Special Events Paula Bork at 269-953-9017 or by emailing events@gilmorecarmuseum.org.

Oct
25
Thu
Gilmore’s Halloween Spooktacular
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gilmore's Halloween Spooktacular @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum Spooktacular is a FUN and SAFE place to have a ghoulishly great time with the whole family! Specifically for children 12 and under, the Spooktacular features cool cars exhibited throughout the Museum, trunk-or-treating throughout the galleries, a featured film in the theater, and vintage car rides outside on the Historic Campus (weather permitting). Costumes are encouraged! 

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times! This event will be held rain or shine.

Admission*: Children 12 and under are FREE; Adults $5.00/person

*The Gilmore Spooktacular is an annual museum fundraiser in support of our general operations. Museum memberships are not valid for this event. 

 

Nov
16
Fri
Barry County Festival of Trees at the Gilmore
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – Dec 31 @ 4:00 am
Barry County Festival of Trees at the Gilmore @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Barry County Festival of Trees at the Gilmore Car Museum
Display Open Daily, November 16th – December 31st
Presented by the Gilmore Car Museum and the Barry County Chamber of Commerce

In partnership with the Barry County Chamber of Commerce local organizations and businesses were invited to decorate holiday trees within Gilmore.  Nearly thirty trees are mixed within the displays of vintage vehicles in the main exhibit galleries and each features a unique theme chosen by their sponsor. Distinctive items such as hand-made paper origami ornaments, garland made from recycled books, and natural outdoor items make up just a few of the fantastic trees. Other examples include the use of medical supplies, baby items and gift packages for US Service members.

The Festival of Trees is included with museum regular admission. Guests are Encouraged to Vote for their favorite tree by placing Canned or other a Non-Perishable Food items under their choice. The food items will be distributed to those in need by the Barry County United Way. The museum is also a United Way collection site for New, Unwrapped toys.

 

Nov
22
Thu
Thanksgiving Day – Museum CLOSED
Nov 22 all-day
Thanksgiving Day - Museum CLOSED

The Gilmore Car Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Nov
23
Fri
Research Library and Archives Sale
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm
Research Library and Archives Sale @ Gilmore Car Museum Library | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum’s Research Library and Archives Annual SURPLUS SALE is the perfect place to buy that unusual Christmas gift for the automobile enthusiast in your life or just fill a gap in your own collection!

The Research Library and Archives will be holding a special sale of excess and duplicate materials on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Nov  23 & 24.  You’ll find rare hard cover books, vintage automotive brochures, and magazine collections from the 1950s on. Your purchase helps us preserve these important automotive related items and make them available for research.

The sale will be held  Friday and Saturday  from 9 am to 3 pm. There is no charge to just come in to the sale or shop Museum Store (full of discounts!) … but we’re confident you’ll want to take in the entire museum, including the newest exhibits (Duesenbergs,  Muscle Cars and Barn Finds)  as well as the Barry County Festival of Trees! All included with regular Museum admission.

 

Nov
24
Sat
Research Library and Archives Sale
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm
Research Library and Archives Sale @ Gilmore Car Museum Library | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum’s Research Library and Archives Annual SURPLUS SALE is the perfect place to buy that unusual Christmas gift for the automobile enthusiast in your life or just fill a gap in your own collection!

The Research Library and Archives will be holding a special sale of excess and duplicate materials on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Nov  23 & 24.  You’ll find rare hard cover books, vintage automotive brochures, and magazine collections from the 1950s on. Your purchase helps us preserve these important automotive related items and make them available for research.

The sale will be held  Friday and Saturday  from 9 am to 3 pm. There is no charge to just come in to the sale or shop Museum Store (full of discounts!) … but we’re confident you’ll want to take in the entire museum, including the newest exhibits (Duesenbergs,  Muscle Cars and Barn Finds)  as well as the Barry County Festival of Trees! All included with regular Museum admission.