Tim Shickles assumed the duties of the Director of Sloan Museum in December 2000 and was appointed as Director of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium in July 2004. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Museum and the Planetarium. Tim has a Bachelorís degree in History from Eastern Michigan University. After serving as an historic site administrator for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Tim returned to college, having received a full Hagley Fellowship from the University of Delaware. Tim completed degree requirements for a Master of Arts in American History and Certification in Museum Studies in 1980. Prior to joining Sloan Museum, Tim was a member of the planning and implementation team for the restoration of the second largest Union Station in the United States and the creation of Science City at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.
As director of Sloan Museum, Tim is actively involved in several events and activities relating to Flintís great automotive heritage. He works throughout the year with the Sloan Museum Auto Fair Committee on their annual automobile show, held every June. This event is one of the largest fund raising events for the Museum. Under Timís guidance the Museum developed a college auto restoration internship program in 2006. This program has recently expanded to include area high school students. Students work on automobiles in the Museumís collection under the supervision of the Automotive Restoration Supervisor and members of the Museumís auto restoration volunteers.
Tim serves on the board of the Flint Convention and Visitor Bureau and as Immediate Past Chairman. He serves on the Stewardship Council of the MotorCities National Heritage Area and is a board member of the Flint Stewardship Committee. Tim is also a Rotarian.
Tim lives in Flushing, Michigan with his wife, Sandra, and their four children.
Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium
Alfred P. Sloan Museum
1221 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503