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Learning Events.
Great events, designed for people who are
driven to learn. (While they’re having fun).

The Gilmore Car Museum is all about education, about a memorable experience, and about fun. We combine those things in our learning events, which feature great topics taught by skilled instructors in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our learning events can be strictly about cars—how to drive a Model T Ford, for example. But we also hold sessions on how to take great photographs (of cars, of course) and other interesting topics. All learning events are open to members and non-members alike, so always be on the watch for more information, and plan to join us. Another great event is always around the corner.

Upcoming Learning Events:

Learning Event

2015 Lecture Series


This year’s series will be a journey “on the road to history” as guest speakers captivate museum visitors with stories of the Mysteries of the Gilmore Car Museum, the World of Coca-Cola, Driving the American Road, the Wonderful World of Radio Theater, War Stories from the First Golden Age of High Performance, Shipwreck History, and more!

Please join us for the following fascinating lectures!

All presentations will take place on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Each lecture is just $5.00 per person, or FREE with regular admission. FREE to GCM Members.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
The World of Coca-Cola
Lee Scott – Retired Vice-President, The Coca-Cola Company

Sunday, February 8, 2015
The Interurban Railroad in Southwest Michigan
Keith Martin – Curator, Galesburg Historical Museum

Sunday, February 15, 2015
The History of Football – 101
Randy Snow – Free-Lance Writer & Football Historian

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Kalamazoo’s Hezekiah Wells and the C.S.S. Alabama – Sorting out the Aftermath of the Civil War
Tom George – Historian & Former Curator, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Mysteries at the Museum
Jay Follis – Gilmore Car Museum Registrar, Director of Marketing

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Bob Burman: A Michigan Racing Icon
Eldon Eby – Vintage Car Collector & Restorer

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Driving the American Road: The Likes of Us
David Lyon – Automobile Historian & Author

Sunday, March 29, 2015
A Trip to the Great Car Museums
David Irvine – Past President / Co-Founder, Volvo Club of America, Great Lakes Chapter

Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Wonderful World of Radio Theater
Don Ramlow – Radio Theater Historian, Director & Author

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
War Stories from the First Golden Age of High Performance – The Legacy of Berger Chevrolet
Jim Luikens – Automotive Historian & Author

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Skillagalee: The Shipwreck Graveyard of Northern Lake Michigan
Ross Richardson – Shipwreck Hunter & Author

CLICK HERE for a printable version of our 2015 Lecture Series schedule!

Learning Event

Model T Driving School

May September

Click HERE to learn more about the Gilmore Car Museums Model T Driving School.