2017 Winter Lecture Series

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January through April, museum guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

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Sundays from 3:00-4:30pm, Admission included with regular museum admission or $5.00 per person if you do not wish to tour the museum before or after the lecture. Lecture series admission is free to Museum Members.

January 15, 2017
“A Brush with History”
Rick Herter, Artist, Pilot and Aviation Historian

January 22, 2017
“The Dust Bowl”
John Burton and Robin Nott, Teachers and Historians

January 29, 2017
“Edsel Ford and the Lincoln Automobile”
Don LaCombe, Automotive Historian

February 5, 2017
“Crazy, Weird, Unique, and Unusual Highway Signs”
John S. Geisler, Ed.D. – Historian

February 12, 2017
“The Golden Age of Sports Cars In Motion”
John Lacko, Vintage Racing and Motorsports Photo Journalist

February 19, 2017
“The Most Dominating Victory in the History of the Daytona International Speedway”
Jim Luikens, Author and Historian

February 26, 2017
“The Most Dangerous Man Alive In 1929: Fred ‘Killer’ Burke”
Chriss Lyon, Author and Historian

 March 5, 2017
“Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel History”
Bob Tagatz, Resident Historian Grand Hotel Mackinac

March 12, 2017
“QUICK SAND: Speed Is Born”
William Hentges, Automobile/Aviation Button Collector and Author

March 19, 2017
“Around Nova Scotia by Locomobile”
David Lyon, Author and Historian

March 26, 2017
“Lincoln Carrera Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: The Ray Crawford Story”
Andrew Layton, Racing Historian and Author

April 9, 2017
“Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions”
Christine Byron and Tom Wilson, Authors of the “Vintage Views” Series

April 23, 2017
“Studebaker, Packard, Nash, and Hudson: How They Started and Where They Went”
Russell Dore, Author and Historian

April 30, 2017
“The Amazing Adventures of the Abernathy Brothers”
Rick Cahow, Teacher and Historian with musical assistance by Robin Nott


Past Lecture Series

Winter 2016: Celebrating the Past & Imagining the Future


Winter 2015: On the Road to History

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Winter 2014: Motoring Memories