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
BREAKING NEWS!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, PROGRAMS, STEWARDSHIP COMMUNITIES, MEMBERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, LEADERSHIP COUNCILS, FRIENDS, PARK SERVICE OFFICIALS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS!

"Where In the World Are the Wayside Signs?"

Join in the fun as we feature some of the 250 Wayside Signs located throughout the MotorCities National Heritage Area.
Follow the clues to help figure out “Where in the World Are the Wayside Signs?” Each week between now and the New Year we’ll choose one sign and give you three clues to its location. At the end of the week, the location will be revealed and a winner will be drawn from among the correct responders. You could win a free, one-year membership to the MotorCities National Heritage Area!

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 April 1, 2015.

Packard: A Name to Remember

The 1954 Packard models were introduced to the public on January 15, 1954 with the Clipper Special four door sedan added on in March. One of the rarest models produced in 1954 was the Packard Caribbean. The Packard Caribbean was a luxury six passenger vehicle with a handsome design model inspired by the show car the “Pan American”. Designed to be direct competition for Buick's 1953-54 customer market base, The Caribbean was thoroughly enjoyed by Packard's customers.

MotorCities National Heritage Area 2015 Ambassador Training

Our annual Ambassador Training will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Dearborn Historic Museum(915 South Brady Street, Dearborn, MI 48124) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


Confirm with Tiffany McFarland at 313-259-3425 est. 306 or tmcfarland@motorcities.org.