Current Exhibits at Sloan Museum
Wisner's Whizbang Emporium
Explore Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, an interactive gallery where young and old 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.
Collecting Flint from A to Z
Most exhibits are about one thing; this exhibit is about everything!
Sloan Museum has a lot of artifacts, nearly 400,000 of them! You name it, we probably have one. A large, eclectic collection is required to accurately record life in Flint and Genesee County over the last 200 years. Collecting Flint from A to Z highlights 26 groups from our vast and varied collection, normally hidden away in museum storage. Each alphabetized set reveals something about our shared history. See historic automobiles and firearms, radios and wedding dresses, furniture, postcards and everything in between.
Check out Artifact Spotlight to view selected artifacts from the exhibit.
Flint and the American Dream
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.