2022/23 If Cars Could Talk Series
The If Cars Could Talk lecture series is FREE for ACM Members and is included with Museum admission. These Saturday talks will take place at 11:30 am at the Museum and on Zoom to provide access to all interested! Specific information can be found on our events page on our website.
Car Club Spotlight
In partnership with local car clubs, ACM is excited to present Car Club Spotlight Workshops & Talks! These events, held in the Banquet Room, have the capacity for 200 attendees and include both car club members and museum visitors interested in the topic. Audiovisual tools including speaker, microphone, projector, and Zoom access to provide hybrid access to the talk. Discounted block tickets are available and car club members are encouraged to bring their cars and park on the plaza!
Topic Categories for Car Club Workshops & Talks:
- Heritage of automobiles, driving, road trips
- Car restoration tips and tricks
- Marque-specific racing, manufacturing, or design history
- Technical knowledge or skills related to car restoration, maintenance, driving
Please complete this short application with your club’s proposed talk and contact information.
A member of our education team will reach out to schedule within two weeks. We try to schedule Car Club Spotlight Workshops & Talks 3-6 months in advance. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
ACM Book Club
Each quarter, we will select a book to read and discuss related to cars, driving, racing, and other related topics.
Join America’s Car Museum as we read Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars by Katherine J. Parkin. “In Women at the Wheel, Katherine J. Parkin illuminates the social implications of [the stereotypes that portray [women] as uninterested in automobiles and, more perniciously, as poor drivers] and shows how they have little basis in historical reality. With chapters on early driver’s education and licensing programs, and on buying, driving, and caring for cars, she describes a rich cast of characters, from Mary Landon, the first woman ever to drive in 1899, to Dorothy Levitt, author of the first automotive handbook for women in 1909, to Margie Seals, who opened her garage, “My Favorite Mechanic . . . Is a Woman,” in 1992.”
We are especially excited to announce that the author, Katherine J. Parkin will be joining us for our discussion!
The discussion and Q & A will take place on Zoom, March 7th at 6pm.
This book is available on Kindle and print.
Purchasing your copy via this LINK and receive 30% off using the code PRKNWATW30. Additionally, the Education Resource Center has copies to lend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange checkout.
Do you have an idea for engaging programming at ACM? Please–let us know! Reach out to email@example.com and we can discuss scheduling.