Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum
The long anticipated Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum, built on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum, opened to the public on Saturday August 9, 2014. The all-new museum, patterned after an historic Lincoln dealership, was built by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, which was established in 1999 by members of various national Lincoln clubs and retired Ford Motor Company executives to share Lincoln’s living legacy.
Lincoln Motor Car Foundation
The Lincoln Motor Car Foundation was created and is fostered by the Lincoln Owner's Club, the Lincoln-Zephyr Owner's Club, the Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club and Road Race Lincoln Register. The objectives of the Foundation are to collect, preserve, perpetuate, display and disseminate to the public – information, hardware, memorabilia and vehicles related to the history of the Lincoln Motor Car. The foundation is organized as a not-for-profit Michigan corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a public, tax exempt foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Many of the members of the Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club were active and instrumental in the establishment of this worthy organization.
Inside the Museum there are over two dozen automobiles, on display, including a one-off 1939 Lincoln K convertible sedan built by LeBaron-Briggs for a North American tour by the King and Queen of England, an unrestored, original 1955 Continental Mark II and a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award winning 1928 Lincoln Judkins Berline. In addition to the amazing automobiles and memorabilia on display, another must-see artifact at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum will be the “Lincoln Stones” – a large engraved limestone panel that was originally located above the main entrance of the Lincoln Administration building in Detroit. The lintels were recovered by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation and have been on display at the Gilmore Car Museum since 2006.
To learn more about the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, please visit LincolnCarMuseum.org.