The Miracle of America Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of one of the largest collections of American history. Gil & Joanne Mangels founded the Miracle of America Museum in 1981.
Over the years the collection has grown and has received overwhelming support from the surrounding community and visitors that come from all over the world. The current collection contains thousands of artifacts scattered throughout dozens of buildings and is open year round.
The Museum was founded in 1998 with a mission to preserve firefighting history and promote fire safety and prevention. Located in Ypsilanti’s historic district, the Museum comprises the city’s original firehouse and an additional 12,000 square foot exhibit area. Displays within the Museum are filled with unique firefighting apparatus, hardware and history. The 12,000 square foot exhibit area houses a history of hand, horse and engine propelled fire fighting vehicles and equipment. Our collection also includes fire extinguishers, emblems, hats, helmets, patches.
The Auto World Museum in Fulton, Missuori features Mr. William E. Backer’s vintage automobile collection and reflects his and his daughter’s, Vicki Backer McDaniel’s vision. A "home grown" engineer, Bill is a highly successful local manufacturer, businessman, and automobile collector. Bill spent his life collecting the amazing cars he loves. He has now entrusted this remarkable collection to our foundation to insure these automotive treasures are preserved and available all to see.
Sloan Museum's Buick Gallery and Research Center features over 25 classic and concept Buicks, Chevrolets and other locally built automobiles. Regular feature cars exhibited include our five concept cars designed by Buick: 1951 XP-300, 1954 Wildcat II, 1956 Centurion, 1963 Silver Arrow I, and 1977 Phantom.
"The Automotive Hall of Fame is both a visitor attraction and an educational resource for inspiring others to higher levels of achievement in their own work and lives. Visitors will experience automotive history through visual and interactive exhibits, automobiles and authentic artifacts"
The MSHFA is the only hall of fame that honors all of American motorsports: cars, motorcycles, airplanes, off road and powerboats. Its mission is to celebrate and instill the American values of leadership, creativity, originality, teamwork and spirit of competition found in motorsports. It was founded by Larry G. Ciancio and Ronald A. Watson and conducted its first induction in 1989. Watson spent the next 30 years tirelessly building it into the nation's premier motorsports hall of fame until his sudden passing in 2019.
The General Motors Heritage Center serves as a showplace for the vehicles of the GM Heritage Collection, as a corporate conferencing and special events venue, and as the permanent home for the corporation’s collection of historic literature and artifacts which document GM’s rich history of innovation.
This museum, located in Bay City, Michigan, is home to over 60 motorized fire trucks – the largest collection of fire trucks in the world. The museum also contains more than 12,000 antique and collectible toys, many of them fire, police and rescue vehicles.
At The Henry Ford, you'll discover America - its culture, inventions, people and can-do spirit - and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it. Prepare to be astounded by our attractions and resources: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.
Ye Ole Carriage Shop is a museum showcasing Lloyd Ganton’s collections. He has been collecting cars and memorabilia for 45 years, and the museum gives the public a chance to take a step back in time and enjoy history. Lloyd’s prized collection is Jackson-manufactured Automobiles. Over the years, he has collected 18 of the 24 Jackson-made cars. The museum also features many other classic and historical cars and seven additional rooms housing dozens of impressive collections. You will find Coca-Cola memorabilia, motorcycles, model airplanes, gas pumps, kids' peddle cars, and much more!