Summary Gilmore Car Museum Executive Director Michael Spezia, who has been with the Hickory Corners museum for 14 years, said the donor will be identified at a later date. The gift includes the donation of 50 cars, the cost of constructing a 30,000-square-foot building to house them on the 90-acre Gilmore Car Museum campus, and an endowment to maintain the facility indefinitely.
Summary KALAMAZOO, MI -- Amidst the grinding and thumping of construction to its newest partner museum, Michael Spezia talked about the rapid growth of the Gilmore Car Museum as a "win-win" partnership in the face of an uncertain future. The museum also opened year-round for the first time in 2012 . The Aug. 9 addition of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum , a $3.5-million project organized by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, a group of four Lincoln car clubs sprinkled across the country, and the impending Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center , to open in September, should continue to draw more car buffs, Follis said.
Summary The USS Williamsburg sits at a shipyard in La Spezia, Italy, where it has been stored for 20 years. In January 1952, Truman hosted British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and top leaders from both nations for a dinner meeting, according to administration documents maintained by the University of Wisconsin. "At the table at the end of the evening, (Churchill) said to the president that of all the meetings which he had attended in his career as prime minister with his American colleagues, he had never attended one in which he thought the atmosphere was so conducive to close and cordial relations between the two countries as the one upon the Williamsburg," Truman's secretary of state, Dean Acheson, wrote in a memo about the meeting.