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Gilmore Car Museum aims to boost education efforts
HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. (AP) - The Gilmore Car Museum is offering free admission for all kindergarten through 12th grade school groups as part of an effort to increase a commitment to education.
The southwestern Michigan museum recently announced the "Gilmore Promise," which also includes special discounted family rates and extending the youth admission rate to those up to age 17. Organized educational groups can make arrangements for free admission.
The museum is located in Hickory Corners, about 20 miles northeast of Kalamazoo. This year, the museum says it hosted about 2,000 students. It hopes to draw more by making the heritage of the American automobile accessible to everyone.
The Gilmore Car Museum campus has seen some significant upgrades in 2013, including the opening of the new Model A Ford Museum.