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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MotorCities honors Sen. Carl Levin

MotorCities bestowed its 2016 Milestone Award to the Hon. Sen. Carl Levin for his role in establishing the National Heritage Area in 1998, and his efforts for reauthorization in 2014.

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.

Remembering a concept car legend, the Mako Shark II

When GM first introduced the now iconic show car, the Mako Shark II, its highly innovative styling and design features made a major splash among automotive enthusiasts.

Michigan Automotive Heritage Day and Awards of Excellence

Once again, the MotorCities National Heritage Area will be honoring 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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