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Toledo’s Automotive History: Providing the Spark to Move a Nation

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Lifelong Learning Monthly Lecture Series aims to bring outstanding speakers to our community. Join us for refreshments at 9:15 a.m. followed by presentations from outstanding speakers from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Franciscan Center. 

Since the birth of the automotive industry, Toledo, Ohio has been a major contributor to the development and production of the automobile. Learn about the advancement of the automobile through the histories of the companies that produced them, as well as the men and women who assembled them. From Pierre Gendron’s wire spoked wheel to the Toledo Steamer, from Pope to Willys-Overland, as well as the Stranahan brothers’ Champion Spark Plug, Electric Auto-lite, Spicer-Dana, Libbey-Owens-Ford’s safety glass windshields, the Milburn Electric, and the world-famous Jeep, Toledo made its mark in the auto industry.

Drive through Toledo’s rich manufacturing and automotive past with a speaker from the Toledo History Museum. The Toledo History Museum is located in the historic Valentine Building at 425 North St. Clair Street.

For more information, contact Lifelong Learning Coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at or 419-824-3707.


December 17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Franciscan Center
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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