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 featured in Pure Michigan blog
See our blog on the Top-5 Auto Heritage destination sites in the MotorCities National Heritage Area at the Travel Michigan website:

MotorCities tours auto-related sites in Jackson, Brooklyn

On Sept. 23, the MotorCities staff had the privilege to take a day-long tour through the Jackson and Brooklyn communities exploring the many unique historical automotive connections in places like the Ye Ole Carriage Shop, the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History and the Old Irish Mill. Click the link below for more on local auto-related destination sites:

2015 Awards of Excellence nominations now closed

We received nearly 30 nominations for projects ranging from historic site preservation to educational lecture series. Submissions will now be reviewed by an awards committee. Click below for more on our second-annual Awards of Excellence:

The Innovative Design of the 1948 - 1952 Hudson Models

After the war had ended, the automotive manufacturers were looking for both new ways to sell automobiles and to more innovative automotive designs to offer. In 1948, the Hudson Motor Car Company introduced a new model which featured many novel and popular accessories. The 1948 Hudson models became a huge success among consumers. Most people thoroughly enjoyed its new appearance.

2015 Michigan Auto Heritage Day

The Second Annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day is set for Nov. 10, 2015, with a special celebration planned in Lansing.

Click the link below to learn more about Auto Heritage Day and our Awards of Excellence!

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