Dodge Brothers Exhibit
offerd daily through labor day and on weekends through october.
Meadow Brook Hall debuts their Dodge Brothers Centennial tour featuring a major exhibit, “The Dodge Brothers: Detroit’s Automotive Geniuses,” celebrating the founding of the Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company and the lives of the two extraordinary men who founded it, John and Horace Dodge. The Dodge brothers' path into automotive history led them from Niles, Michigan where they tinkered in their father's machine shop, to careers in the hard, heavy-fisted machine shops of Canada and Detroit where they produced the Evans & Dodge bicycle, became major automotive parts suppliers to Oldsmobile and Ford and ultimately manufactured their own automobile, achieving almost unparalleled mechanical and financial success.
Guests will gain insight into the lives and work of the Dodge Brothers through family heirlooms, original photographs, tool kits and dealer memorabilia. On loan from the Detroit Historical Society and on display for the first time at Meadow Brook, are John and Horace Dodge’s last personal cars – a 1919 sedan and 1919 coupe. A 1915 Dodge Brothers touring car, one of the first several hundred Dodge cars made (donated by Mary Ann Petz, widow of Robert Petz, the great-grandson of Horace Dodge), will also be showcased.
The Dodge Centennial tour is offered daily through Labor Day and on weekends through October. Tickets are $10 per person.
The Dodge Brothers exhibit - sponsored by MotorCities National Heritage area and supported by The Detroit Historical Society, Dodge Brothers Club, EEI Global and Gilmore Car Museum.