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Lecture Series

Learn From the Experts

The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is highly anticipated every year. Each week a different speaker will present on a variety of intriguing topics from Michigan based history to aircraft to automobiles, of course!

When is lecture series?

  • Every Sunday at 3pm in the Heritage Ballroom
  • January through April

Admission is easy -

  • FREE to museum members
  • Included with your museum general admission ticket
  • $5.00/person if you are only attending the lecture

* The Winter Lecture Series will not be streamed via Facebook, YouTube or any other means.

2022 Schedule

  • 1/9: The Transportation Kings of Kalamazoo
  • 1/16: The Rise & Fall of Mercury
  • 1/23: Aircraft Restoration
  • 1/30: Lincoln's Winning Smile
  • 2/6: Put it in Drive - the Hydra-matic Transmission
  • 2/13: Rediscovering Automotive Barrier Breakers
  • 2/20: Fact or Fiction: The Myths of the Tucker ’48
  • 2/27: The Chautauqua Movement
  • 3/6: Open Wheel Racing
  • 3/13: Michigan Wine Country
  • 3/20: Advertising and Marketing of the Motorcar: from 1900 to the late 1960s
  • 3/27: Michigan State Parks Along the West Michigan Lakeshore
  • 4/3: The Wonderful World of Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman
  • 4/10: Miracle on Piquette Avenue
  • 4/17: NO LECTURE - EASTER
  • 4/24: Volkswagen - The History of a People's Car

Speaker 1916 Packard Series
Dr. Tom George and Von Washington Jr. spoke at the Gilmore Car Museum Sunday afternoon. George spoke of President Lincoln's visit to Kalamazoo and Washington covered President Obama's visit

Have a topic idea that you'd like to present at a future series? Please email our Director of Education, Fred Colgren.


Winter Lecture Series sponsored by -

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