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Gilmore Car Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Veterans

Posted at 8:31 AM, Nov 11, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — To thank America's veterans for their endless service and dedication, Gilmore Car Museum is inviting all active, inactive and U.S. military personnel to take advantage of FREE ADMISSION this week to enjoy the museum, car collection, and spacious 90-acre historic campus in Hickory Corners, Michigan, just outside of Kalamazoo.

“At the Gilmore Car Museum, we take great pride in honoring our country's servicemen and women, who for generations have sacrificed to protect our freedoms, and protect the American way of life,” said Josh Russell, Executive Director of the Gilmore Car Museum. “Welcoming these veterans and active duty servicepeople into our museum is just a small way to thank them for their service and dedication to our great country.”

Attending veterans and military personnel should be sure to take special notice of the 1941 Bantam BRC-40 Reconnaissance Car, which is currently on feature display in the museum’s 6865 Hickory Road ⚫ Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060 PH: (269) 671-5089 ⚫ FAX: (269) 671-5843 ⚫ Campania barn. Prior to Ford and Willys production of “General Purpose” vehicles that would become known worldwide as the “Jeep,” these early BRC-40s were first produced for the U.S. Army by American Bantam Car Company, in Butler, PA, and also under contract by Checker Car Company in Kalamazoo, MI.

During Veterans Week at the museum, veterans and servicepeople are also entitled to a 10% discount on purchases from the Gilmore Car Museum store.

Gilmore Car Museum Hours of Operation: Special Days for Veterans Week

  • Wednesday, November 11: 10am – 5pm ET
  • Thursday, November 12: 10am – 5pm ET
  • Friday, November 13: 10am – 5pm ET
  • Saturday, November 14: 10am – 5pm ET
  • Sunday, November 15: 10am – 5pm ET
  • Upon arrival, service people and veterans can present their Military ID, VA cards, veteran organization membership cards, or discharge papers at the entrance for free admission
  • For other attending family members or friends, tickets can be purchased either upon entry at the museum, or in advance at

For questions or more information, visit, call (269) 671-5089 or email

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