Current Exhibits at Sloan Museum

RACE: Are We So Different?

August 4 - December 9, 2018

This exhibit is the first in a series of events designed to inspire community conversations, presented by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition explores the science, history, and everyday experience of race in the United States.

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An Equal Opportunity Lie

In 1967, Flint Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. Using objects and images from Sloan Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the housing segregation that characterized Flint’s residential development, as well as efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices.

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Wisner's Whizbang Emporium

Permanent Gallery

Explore Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, an interactive gallery where young and young-at-heart can play together. Wonder at toys from the past as your little ones shop for food in the miniature grocery store and cook in the play kitchen. Take the wheel in the climb-on ambulance, play a board game, or discover a book together.

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Flint Sit Down Strike Exhibit

Permanent Gallery

Celebrating the 1936-37 Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan, Sloan Museum's exhibit tells the story of the struggles of automotive workers and their families, as well as what was happening in General Motors offices, through videos, displays, and hands-on activities.

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Flint and the American Dream

Permanent Gallery

Flint’s dramatic history as the birthplace of General Motors comes to life at Sloan Museum. Flint and the American Dream takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Flint in the 20th century, from the birth of the auto industry to the present. Encounter the ups and downs of General Motors, the birth of the UAW, Flint’s role as the “Arsenal of Democracy,” and discover what life was like during the 1950s-70s. The gallery is packed with over 600 artifacts and photographs, including rare antique automobiles, colorful neon signs, period clothing, household furnishings and commercial goods.

Genesee Regional Women’s Hall of Fame

Permanent Exhibition by Zonta Club of Flint

The Zonta Club of Flint proudly presents the Genesee Regional Women’s Hall of Fame to honor those women in our community who have made a difference and changed the history of Genesee County. Visit their website for more information.The Genesee County Regional Women’s Hall of Fame will recognize the accomplishments of Genesee County women, past and present. The Zonta Club of Flint will strive to bring greater visibility to the roles that women have played in Genesee County history and acknowledge that women impact and improve our lives everyday. An exhibit honoring these women has been on display at Sloan Museum since 2011.


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