2018 – 2019 Schedule of Events
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Dec
31
Mon
New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Dec 31 2018 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:00 am

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…..Happy New Year!

Ring in the New Year at the Gilmore Car Museum! Dress in period attire encouraged! This 1920s speakeasy or 1930s gangster era semi-formal event will be “A Duesy!”  Enjoy an evening of fun and frivolity among the Duesenberg exhibit, complete with a wide selection of appetizers, drinks, music, dancing, a car-themed photo booth complete with costumes and props, a champagne toast at midnight, and a stellar “tire” drop right inside the museum!

We’ll be rockin’ in the New Year with Allegan’s own STRUM, DUMB, and DUMBER! Their unique improv style of music spans from the 50’s through today and will rock in the New Year!

And, while semi-formal attire is a must, guest are encouraged to join in on our “Roaring ’20s” theme and dress up in their speakeasy or 1930s gangster era best!

PRICING

Click here to purchase your tickets! Advanced tickets for this event will be sold through December 21st for $55 per person.  After December 21st, tickets will only be available for purchase at the door for $60 each beginning at 8:30pm on 12/31.

General admission for this event includes food and all activities. There will be a cash bar available with beer, wine, and mixed drinks available for purchase along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

Advanced ticket sales will end Friday, December 21st at 12 pm EST. All tickets purchased prior to that date will be sent to the purchaser via US Mail. Tickets purchased after that will be available as WILL CALL at the Museum. 

RESTRICTIONS

This event is strictly 21 and up, IDs will be checked at the door. Semi-formal attire is required. Tickets are non-refundable, as this is an annual fundraiser in support of the Museum’s 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Jan
1
Tue
New Year’s Day – MUSEUM CLOSED
Jan 1 all-day
New Year's Day - MUSEUM CLOSED

The Gilmore Car Museum is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Regular hours will resume January 2nd.

Jan
13
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – LOOKING AT 1968 – 1969
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - LOOKING AT 1968 - 1969 @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“1968 -1968 Looking Back Half a Century on Two Historic Years” by Tony Ettwein — Author and Historian

 

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Jan
20
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – MEN WHO MADE HENRY FORD FAMOUS
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - MEN WHO MADE HENRY FORD FAMOUS @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“Stories From The Men Who Made Henry Ford Famous” by Don LaCombe — Automotive Historian

 

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Jan
27
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – THE GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - THE GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“The Good Roads Movement” by Jim Craft — Author and Historian

 

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Jan
31
Thu
Gilmore Car Museum at the Michigan International Auto Show – Grand Rapids
Jan 31 – Feb 3 all-day

The Gilmore Car Museum has presented a stunning array of automobiles at the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids since 2004. See a selection of autos from the Gilmore Car Museum at the 2019 Michigan International Auto Show held at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids January 31 – February 3. Please visit the MIAS website for venue details, parking information, and more by clicking on the following link: https://www.showspan.com/MAS/home/dates-times-admission/.

Tickets for the Michigan International Auto Show may be purchased on-site at the box office at DeVos Place or online in advance through Ticketmaster by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button on the MIAS website listed above.

*PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT HELD AT THE GILMORE CAR MUSEUM. MUSEUM MEMBERSHIPS DO NOT APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE AUTO SHOW*

Feb
3
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – THE SILVER STREAK: AND THE GYPSY COEDS
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - THE SILVER STREAK: AND THE GYPSY COEDS @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“The Silver Streak: And The Gypsy Coeds: aka the Bradford Model T Girls” by John Butte — Author and Collector

 

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Feb
10
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – THRESHERS AND STEAM TRACTION ENGINES
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - THRESHERS AND STEAM TRACTION ENGINES @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“Built in Battle Creek: Threshers And Steam Traction Engines” by Robb Gillespie — Historian

 

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Feb
16
Sat
Pint With The Past Beer-Tasting Fundraiser
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pint With The Past Beer-Tasting Fundraiser @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Join us for our most anticipated special event of the year

PINT WITH THE PAST!

Saturday, February 16th from 7:00-10:00pm

Our annual craft beer tasting fundraiser includes over two dozen tasting options from favorite Michigan breweries, wineries, and cider houses! Your ticket includes admission to tour the museum exhibits, a complementary 5 oz. tasting glass, and 10 tasting token. Plus, enjoy live music by crowd favorite, the award-winning Big Boss Blues- the hardest working blues band in west Michigan. And of course there will be delicious appetizers throughout the evening.

Get your Tickets now

$50/tasting ticket or $25/designated driver.

Doors open at 6:45 pm

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

Admission includes 10 drink tokens, a take-home tasting glass, and appetizers throughout the evening. Designated driver tickets include two soft drink tickets and appetizers (tasting glass and tokens NOT included in the purchase of this ticket). There will be a cash bar available with domestic beer, wine, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase to everyone throughout the evening.

RESTRICTIONS

You must be 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol and IDs will be checked at the door, with designated driver ticket holder wristbands issued at that time. Tickets are non-refundable as this is an annual fundraiser in support of the Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Feb
17
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – HENRY KNOX AND ROSA PARKS
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - HENRY KNOX AND ROSA PARKS @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“Profiles In Citizenship: A Portrait Of Henry Knox And Rosa Parks” by Cameron Brown — Former State Senator

 

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