Auto Heritage Group Honors Senator Featured

By Staff Writer November 07, 2019

MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership honored U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and three organizations who distinguished themselves in the areas of auto and labor heritage with its 6th annual Awards of Excellence. 

A winner in each of three categories - revitalization, education and tourism - were announced during Michigan Auto Heritage Day, an invitation-only event for state lawmakers in the Capitol Rotunda in Lansing. 

Stabenow was honored with MotorCities’ annual Milestone Award. She has supported MotorCities from its beginning, co-signing the original authorizing legislation in 1998 when she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The winner of the Revitalization award was the Cherry Hill Ford Factory Complex in Canton, an original Henry Ford Village Industry Factory and Dormitory. The complex will offer veterans programming - the same purpose it served when Ford opened the facility in the 1940s. 

The award for Interpretation and Education went to SAE International of Troy, for its Mobility History Committee comprised of students, academics, business, industry, and retirees sharing their extensive knowledge on transportation history through presentations, publications, and other media and outreach 

Lastly, the award for Heritage Tourism was presented to Back to the Bricks, an annual Flint auto event.

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