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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

Throughout 2017, MotorCities in conjunction with the Michigan Labor History Society commemorated 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.

Remembering the early days of Chrysler advertising

Looking back at advertising from the 1930s to the 1950s, Chrysler captured the hearts and wallets of the American motoring public.

Celebrating 20 years of MotorCities!

Throughout 2018, MotorCities will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Automobile National Heritage Area Act on November 6, 1998 by President Bill Clinton. Stay tuned for more updates on events and programs, and be a part of the celebration!



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