Lectures

Horace Dodge Birthday Lecture

Horace Dodge, born in 1868, rose with his brother John to the very top of the automotive world. Horace’s mechanical mind, combined with John’s business acumen, earned the brothers a place in the automotive aristocracy and unimaginable wealth. Their soaring success came to a tragic end when John suddenly passed away, and Horace, inseparable from his brother in life, soon followed.
Meadow Brook Hall will honor Horace’s legacy on his 150th birthday anniversary with a special celebration. Join us for a lecture on Horace’s life, business and untimely death (and birthday cake!) on Sunday, September 16. Horace’s widow, Anna, purchased a 1938 Packard limousine that was recently gifted to The Hall and willalso be available for viewing.

September 16, 2018, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Reservations are $15 per person and are required. To make a reservation, please click here.

The lecture series is part of the Smart Towns program

Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone in the community led by educational organizations in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, Michigan. The Smart Towns ‘partners’ work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one theme or topic for one year. Lectures, presentations and courses introduce the participants to all aspects of the topic and are presented by experts in their respective fields of study.