Regional History, Historic Automobiles, Astronomy & Hands-on Science

2 by 2 Dynamic Duos

All of the vehicles in the Sloan*Longway Collection have at least one thing in common; they helped shape the lives of the people of Flint and Genesee County.  But with so many vehicles in the collection, there are bound to more similarities than that! 2 by 2 focuses on 20 cars from our automobile collection, broken down into couples of cars that are a natural twosomes. The reasoning behind some of the duos are obvious, like a set of Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars and a pair of World War II military vehicles, but at first glance some of the other groups appear to be strange bedfellows that require a little more research to tease out their association.  Do you know the connection between the Whiting and the Little, two of Flint’s “orphan” car companies? Or the tie that binds a Buick racer to a Chevrolet production car? Can you spot the design element that links a 1954 Buick and a 1991 (hint: it’s not portholes)?

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Sloan Museum at Courtland Center

Sloan Museum’s new exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall is the temporary home of over 30 historic vehicles from Sloan Museum’s automotive collection, as well as hands-on traveling exhibits. Sloan Museum at Courtland Center offers many of the amenities visitors typically enjoy in the Flint Cultural Center, like a gift shop, rental space for community events, and even Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, an interactive gallery where families can play together. Explore Flint’s automotive history and larger-than-life traveling exhibits like Dinosaurs Unearthed, now open!

Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Effective August 8, 2018: Due to the passing of the Arts Millage, Genesee County Residents will receive the discounted rate of $3 (the member rate) to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center until January 6, 2019. Please present driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

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