The seventh annual Lincoln Homecoming will celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company to build passenger cars. The Homecoming will be held August 6 – 9 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center in Hickory Corners, Mich. The Homecoming will be preceded by optional “pre-Homecoming” events in Dearborn, Mich. on August 3-6.
“If ever there was a year to bring your Lincoln to a Homecoming, this is it,” said David Schultz, who serves as chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation and president of the Lincoln Owners Club. “We encourage Lincoln owners to bring their cars in any condition—restored, original, partially restored or something in-between. We want to see Lincolns on display.”
The 2020 Homecoming committee has created a very special schedule of events.
The fun begins in Dearborn on Monday evening, Aug. 3, with a cocktail party at the host hotel, the historic Dearborn Inn, built in 1929 by Henry and Edsel Ford as an airport hotel.
On Tuesday, Aug. 4 several tours will be offered: the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the original Ford Piquette factory, Belle Isle and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Pewabic Tile and the Lincoln (Flat Rock) assembly plant. That evening there’ll be dinner inside The Henry Ford Museum. Attendees may tour the museum until 11 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joy Falotico, president of the Lincoln Motor Company and Ford Motor Company’s chief marketing officer.
On Wednesday, the Tuesday tour schedule will be repeated on Wednesday, followed by dinner on your own.
On Thursday morning, all Lincolns will gather at the Ford World Headquarters for a display that will last into the early afternoon. Attendees may enjoy lunch at the Ford Motor Company cafeteria. Following lunch, attendees will depart for Hickory Corners and the host hotel, the Kalamazoo Four Points Sheraton, where a buffet supper will be available for all attendees.
Friday and Saturday will be driving tour days. The committee has scheduled several interesting tours: the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a cruise on Lake Michigan, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, the historic village of Marshall and the Vicksburg Historical Village.
On Friday evening, there’ll be a cocktail reception for all Homecoming attendees at the Lincoln Motor Car Museum & Research Center followed by dinner on your own.
Saturday evening will feature a banquet and the annual auction of Lincoln parts and memorabilia to benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.
The big day will be Sunday—a display of 100 years of Lincolns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center. All four Lincoln clubs will have cars on display and will do their own judging. That evening, a gala dinner will be held at which time awards will be presented.
Detailed information on the 2020 Homecoming, including a day-by-day itinerary and registration forms, will be posted on this site shortly.