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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.

"Sloan Museum of Discovery: An Exclusive Sneak Preview" with Todd Slisher
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Noon


Sloan Museum of Discovery exterior front with vintage car

The new Sloan Museum of Discovery opens in Flint on Saturday, July 16 after nearly five years of re-imagining what a science and history museum will look like. The museum will have four interactive, hands-on learning galleries, including a 10,000+ square-foot vehicle gallery, history gallery, science gallery, and an early childhood learning gallery space. Todd Slisher, Executive Director of the Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium, will give MotorCities a special early preview of this world-class museum right in downtown Flint, part of the Flint Cultural Center campus.

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
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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
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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

"The Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park: The What and The Why"
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST
Click to watch this panel discussion on YouTube.
Fort Street Bridge Park entry wall

"A History of Diversity at Ford Motor Company"
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.
MotorCities At Home February 24 2021 RESIZED

"Power Under Her Foot: Women Enthusiasts of American Muscle Cars"
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube.

MotorCities At Home Word from Our Sponsor March 24 2021

"A New Beginning at Ford House"
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12 p.m.
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MotorCities At Home A Word from Our Sponsor April 28 2021

"A Stroll Through Stahl's Automotive Collection"
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12 p.m.
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MotorCities At Home A Word from Our Sponsor June 23 2021 RESIZED

"The Michigan Firehouse Museum is Back"
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 12 p.m.
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MotorCities At Home A Word from Our Sponsor August 25 2021
"The Dodge Brothers: The Men Behind the Myth"
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Click to watch this presentation on YouTube. 
MotorCities At Home A Word from Our Sponsor October 27 2021

"Meet the Team Behind Making Tracks"
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12 p.m.
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"The Importance of Role Models for Women in the Auto Industry" Panel
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 12 p.m. 
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March 2022 MCAH panel horizontal photos

"Detroit's Industrial Architect: Albert Kahn" with John Gallagher
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 12 p.m.

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MotorCities At Home May 25 2022