MotorCities National Heritage Area

MotorCities National Heritage Area is an affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to preserving, interpreting and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of the State of Michigan. MotorCities was designated by U.S. Congress in 1998 to preserve the cultural and historic landscape associated with the automobile in Southeastern and Central Michigan.

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MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership Reauthorized By Congress till September, 2021
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, PROGRAMS, STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITIES, MEMBERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, LEADERSHIP COUNCILS, FRIENDS, PARK SERVICE OFFICIALS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS!

MotorCities assists preservation at the Vincent Voice Library

Thanks in part to a grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area, the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University was able to digitize and catalogue more than 100 audio recordings of interviews with auto workers from two storied factories in Lansing. Click below for more information on the Lansing Auto Town project:

2015 MotorCities Grant Program

Challenge Cost Share Program provides up to 20% match for projects. Projects can be phased over multiple years with a more complex funding strategy. Applicants must be Michigan based non-profits. They must become active members of MotorCities National Heritage Area and maintain membership for the duration of the grant award period. The next application deadline is October 1, 2015.

The Ambulance: Early Days of Service

Looking back on America’s history of the ambulance and the great service it has provided for our community, you have to go all the way back to the very beginning. This week’s story highlights how medical ambulance services began in this country and how they assisted with war time efforts.

Autopalooza events all summer long

Autopalooza is a celebration of auto culture and heritage in southeast Michigan promoted through a series of major cruises, races and shows throughout the summer.

Click the link below to discover the next Autopalooza event in your area.



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