Cruising Through Local History – Ford Model A

1931 Ford Model A

The Leelanau Historical Society is the proud owner of this 1931 Ford Model A. Previously owned by Harold Kilcherman, the society received the news that Harold had bequeathed this beautiful classic car to the museum. To our surprise when we went to see this vehicle, it ran! Harold had worked on it himself in his barn in Northport, MI.

After a little maintenance we were able to take the Model A out for its first test drive. Staff and Board Members are excited to see this car out on Leelanau’s Roads. Look for us at various festivals and events in Leelanau this summer!

LHS Board President, Bob Roberts taking the Model A for it’s first drive in May 2023.

Staff Member Elizabeth Adams posing with the Model A at Ruby Ellen Rex Dobson Farm for the annual Plow Days.

Director Kim Kelderhouse and daughter with the Model A at The Poor Farm Barn for their Preservation Celebration Day in May 2023.

Coming Soon!
History of Ford Model A’s in Leelanau County.