Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gilmore Car Museum

Last fall, the homeschool group went on a tour of the Gilmore Car Museum in Delton, MI.  When I was a child we frequently passed the museum on our way to Yankee Springs State Park for camping and swimming days.  The museum was expensive for a large family and we were never able to go there.  After Mike and I were married, we rented a cottage on Wall Lake for several summers and passed the museum when we headed to the cottage. We always wanted to see the museum, but there was never enough time to make the short trip in during our weeks at the cottage.  I was thrilled when I discovered that the homeschool group would be going there for one of the monthly field trips. 

The museum has had many additions since I was a child.  It used to occupy two large barns.  Since my childhood, a large building has been added that is used for conferences or meetings, another new building holds a Ford dealership from the early part of the 20th century, 


 There is a smallish building that contains riding toys from the 1920-1960's and the set of the gnome mobile. 





A working diner from the 1950's serves lunches each day. 


There is also a gas station complete with the glass-topped gasoline pumps.

The guides did an excellent job explaining about the various types of vehicles and areas of the museum. 

 We had a wonderful time visiting the Gilmore Museum.  I'm sorry that Mike and the boys couldn't have gone with us.  Maybe we can go again next summer with everyone.

1 comment:

MaryAnn said...

We went this last summer, wonderful! Some credit unions offer discounts, worked for us!