Museum for Lincoln
Larry Jewett - December 28, 2013 04:00 PM
Construction is underway on the new Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum being built on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
“We are delighted to see this museum beginning to take shape,” said Jack Eby, who has served as chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation since it was founded several years ago. The museum is slated to open on August 8-10, 2014 when all four Lincoln clubs (Lincoln Owners Club, Lincoln-Zephyr Club Lincoln and Continental Owners Club and the Road Race Lincoln Register) will converge on the Gilmore Museum campus for its grand opening.
“Several automobiles and some significant items have been donated but we are actively seeking specific automobiles and Lincoln-related historical items for display in the museum,” said David Schultz Lincoln Motorcar Foundation president. “We are seeking several specific Lincolns, including coach built Lincolns from the 1920s and 30s, a Road Race Lincoln from the 1950s and a 1961 Lincoln Continental sedan.” Schultz noted that the museum is interested in automobiles that are restored or in excellent unrestored condition.
“Some individuals told us they’ll make their donation when they see a building going up. It’s our hope that will now happen,” said Schultz. “We’d like the museum’s interior to be as complete as possible when the grand opening takes place in August 2014.”