MotorCities National Heritage Area

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On Nov. 1, the MotorCities National Heritage Area recognized nine finalists who have distinguished themselves in the areas of auto and labor heritage at the 2017 Awards of Excellence.

Below are the nominees and winners in each of the three categories - preservation, education/interpretation and heritage tourism.

Heritage Tourism

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WINNER  Marge Sawruk - Haven Hill
Don Nicholson – Cruisin’ Hines
Don Sommer



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WINNER Uncle Jessie White – Portrait of a Delta Bluesman Documentary
Kettering University Archives
Secret Experimental Room - Ford Piquette Avenue Plant



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WINNER Yankee Air Museum – Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant
Dana DeCoster
The Fruehauf Trailer Historical Society