According to an article posted on GM Authority.com, the Sloan Museum of Discovery in Flint, Michigan has partnered with GM to bolster the museum’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) exhibits and programs with a new vehicle gallery to be named after GM’s founding father William “Billy” C. Durant.
The new gallery will also be named the Durant Gallery in his honor. The 11,000 square feet of gallery will house innovative vehicles that showcase the history and future of the automobile. One such exhibit piece will be Durant’s first carriage model, a two-wheeled horse-drawn buggy.
About William “Billy” Durant
Billy Durant partnered with J. Dallas Dort to create the Durant-Dort Carriage Company after Durant purchased a two-wheeled buggy company and its patented spring suspension in 1886. From the formation of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company became the seeds of what would be later know as General Motors.
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