Promoting the Heritage
Larry Jewett - December 10, 2013 11:05 AM
The MotorCities National Heritage Area does great work to perpetuate the history of the automobile. The year-end fund raising campaign has been extended to the end of 2013.
This fundraiser is in the form of a challenge. They are spelling out the motto "We Put The World On Wheels" as often as possible. Every time donations hit the $100 mark, a letter gets filled in the motto. Donations help continue efforts with education, preservation, and tourism initiatives.
At last check, almost $5,000 in donations had been received and the spelling exercise was happening for the third time. It may not be the last.
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. A National Heritage Area is an identified place in the United States that best represents a specific theme and story in American history. Hundreds of auto and labor related sites and events are represented in the heritage area. They include museums and historic homes; auto restaurants and shopping; motorsports events; parks, gardens and cemeteries; arts and entertainment venues; libraries and archives; car shows, meets and cruises. It is the largest concentration of auto-related sites in the world. The mission is focused on raising awareness and understanding about the impact of the automobile on this region with emphasis on increasing tourism, expanding education and encouraging revitalization.