Preserving the story of Michigan's automotive heritage

MotorCities National Heritage Area is a non-profit affiliate of the National Park Service that preserves and links the story of Michigan's rich automotive legacy through grant making and education.

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Charles Blackman honored with Milestone Award

MotorCities presented its 2017 Milestone Award to the Professor Emeritus, Charles Blackman who was a founding signer of the Articles of Incorporation in 1998 that established the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership in 1998. For over 19 years Charles has remained steadfastly involved with the Lansing Stewardship Community

Honoring the labor story in 2017

In 2017, MotorCities in conjunction with the Michigan Labor History Society will be commemorating a series of milestones in the evolution of organized labor called, "Building the Engine: Auto and Labor, 1932-1937." Click below for more:

MotorCities Challenge Grants

MotorCities National Heritage Area's 2018 Challenge Grant Cycle is now open, and seeking projects that deal with preserving and/or interpreting southeast Michigan's rich automotive heritage.

Early Rolls-Royce models represent automotive excellence

Even from its founding in 1904 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce, the name of Rolls-Royce has always equated elegant styling and precise engineering. .

Michigan Automotive Heritage Day and Awards of Excellence

Once again, the MotorCities National Heritage Area honored the very best in automotive and labor heritage with its Awards of Excellence held in conjunction with Michigan Auto Heritage Day on Nov. 1, 2017.

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