Public Events


Ford Trucks — From TT’s to the Design and Development of Today’s All-New Super Duty
Friday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Henry Ford first coined the term “pickup” when he wanted to make a vehicle suitable for farmers. This Speaker Series event takes place among the museum’s antique TT trucks and features Aaron Bresky, Chief Technical Officer for Ford Motor Company’s hugely successful Super Duty truck program.

5:30 p.m. — Complimentary beverages and light bites

6 p.m. — Program begins

General Admission: $30

Members: $20

Aaron Bresky -Truck Event

Tom Cotter: Stories in Steel — Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

Automotive author, host of the popular TV show “Barn Find,” and all-around car enthusiast, special guest Tom Cotter will present “Stories in Steel” at the museum’s annual Meeting of Members. Cotter will regale guests with stories from his incredible travels and discovering humanity through sheet metal. Enjoy drinks and a Slows BBQ dinner, followed by the presentation. Proceeds benefit the museum’s ongoing preservation and operations.

General Admission: $60 

Members: $40

Tom Cotter – Stories in Steel


Motor City Origins Tour — Saturday, May 6. Tours at 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

This special after-hours tour explores the history of Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood, the cradle of the auto industry. “Motor City Origins” highlights how Ford, Dodge, Cadillac, Studebaker, Anderson Electric, and others laid the foundation for Detroit becoming the automotive capital of the world. Enjoy a social start to the evening with a complimentary Happy Half-Hour and lite bites, followed by a presentation and guided tour.

Dinner — Make the experience a whole evening by making reservations at any of the outstanding restaurants in Milwaukee Junction/New Center – recommendations here.

Availability is limited

Tickets: $30

Members: $20

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Motor City Origins Tour
Time Slot

“The Ford Model T: The Mechanical Cockroach” — Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. 

Automotive historian Don LaCombe shares his research (with a dash of humor) about the many ways Model T technology crept into other machine products, affecting industries ranging from agriculture to sports.

5:30 p.m. — This Speaker Series event includes complimentary Vernors & Strohs floats

6 p.m. — Program begins

General Admission: $25

Members: $15

Don LaCombe – Mechanical Cockroach

Model T Birthday Celebration — Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrating the day in 1908 when the first Model T rolled off the line at the Ford Piquette Plant, visitors can enjoy free Model T rides, vintage vehicles on display, music, food & beverages for sale, unique vendors, and fun and games for the kids. There is no cost for outdoor activities in the parking lot. The line for T rides will form near the entrance and are first-come, first-serve. 

Regular museum admission prices apply: $10-$17

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