MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Since many of us are still at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, MotorCities is continuing its series of programs featuring discussions of interesting automotive history topics. Each program is FREE and presented as a live Zoom webinar.

"The Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park: The What and the Why" 
RESCHEDULED - Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Noon EST
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This panel discussion will address the interpretive elements of the new Fort Street Bridge Park recently opened in southwest Detroit, including the intersections of labor, industry, environment and community. The panelists include: 

Brian Yopp, MotorCities National Heritage Area;

Lloyd Baldwin, Historian, Michigan Department of Transportation;
Paul Draus, University of Michigan-Dearborn;
Sam Lovall, Friends of the Detroit River
Erik Nordin, Detroit Design Center.

You can register for this session here.

Check out our past programs on YouTube at the links below. 

Past sessions:

"Mascots of Motion" with Steve Purdy
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
This presentation featured classic and collector car hood ornaments.
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube!
MotorCities At Home Steve Purdy RESIZED

"Billy Durant, Founder of General Motors" by Russ Dore
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube!
MotorCities At Home May 22 RESIZED
"Cool Cars: Unique Automobiles of the Detroit Historical Society Collection" by Jeremy Dimick
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.
MotorCities At Home May 29 RESIZED

"R.E. Olds & the First Auto City" with Michael Rodriguez
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.MotorCities At Home Word June 5 RESIZED
"Ford Motor Company & the Arsenal of Democracy" with Robert Kreipke
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.
MotorCities At Home Word from Our Sponsor July 9

"Rosie the Riveter" with Alison Beatty
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.
MotorCities At Home Word from Our Sponsor July 16

Southwest Detroit Auto Heritage Guide Panel
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.

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"Famous Firsts: The History of the Packard Proving Grounds"
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.
MotorCities At Home Roger Luksik August 27

"Ford's Incredible Letter Cars"
Wednesday, September 30 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.

MotorCities At Home September 23 RESIZED

"The Gilmore Car Museum: Miles from the Ordinary"
Wednesday, September 30 at 12 p.m. EDT
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.
MotorCities At Home September 30 RESIZED