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How the MotorCities National Heritage Area Challenge Grant Program can work for you!
MotorCities National Heritage Area is the non-profit affiliate of the National Park Service with a mission of preserving and promoting the rich automotive and labor heritage of southeast and central Michigan. They look to empower partners to execute projects which enhance education, encourage tourism and support preservation of these resource. This webinar will walk you through the organization’s grant program which is open for application through 2/28/22. Director of Programs, Brian Yopp will be guide you through all of the steps of the grant application. You will also hear from one of MotorCities’ most prolific grant partners, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit. Board Chair, Steve Shotwell will join the presentation to recount the variety of preservation and education projects stemming from the 20 years of partnership with MotorCities.

This webinar is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Feb 10, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Brian Yopp
Director of Programs & Operations @MotorCities National Heritage Area
Brian Yopp is the Director of Programs & Operations of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of the State of Michigan. Having been born and raised in Detroit, Brian has always been surrounded by the rich heritage of southeast Michigan and enjoys the opportunity to connect the stories across the region.
Steve Shotwell
Chair, Board of Trustees @Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Steve Shotwell serves as president of the board governing the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant operations, exhibits and development. Anyone working with Steve appreciates his unwavering commitment to the betterment of the ongoing grass roots effort to preserve and improve this important cornerstone of automotive history. Beyond being in charge of ongoing restorations to the building, Steve designs and oversees exhibit creation. Within the past few years Steve and his crews of skilled retirees have built the "Secret Room" where the Model T was conceived, the Station Assembly Exhibit and the recently opened Early Ford Dealership Exhibit. All of these efforts were meticulously researched and executed guided by Steve Shotwell.