Third Age Learning - York Region   



120 Years of Fear and Fascination with the Automobile

  • May 06, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre



   

Alexander Gates

Alexander Gates has held the position of Executive Director and Curator of the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario since 2014. He previously served as the Executive Director of the North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma, Michigan. He holds a B.A. in international relations from Drake University and a Master's of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto.

120 Years of Fear and Fascination with the Automobile

More than a century ago, fear and fascination gripped horse owners with the introduction of mass-produced automobiles, and today modern Canadians grapple over the idea of autonomous vehicles ruling the roads. Gates will explore our complicated history with the automobile and its technological evolution in Canada using examples from the Canadian Automotive Museum's collection.


This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

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