June 2022 Event Recap

June 2022 Event Recap

The Klingberg 30th Annual Vintage Car Show was a huge success with a BIG crowd and one of our most unique arrays of automobiles ever. It was a beautiful sunny day on the hill for the 100-plus pre-war automobiles, over 200 in total, and over 1,000 excited spectators....
Celebrating Black History: Garret Morgan

Celebrating Black History: Garret Morgan

Garret Morgan (1877-1963) was born in Kentucky, the seventh of eleven children. His father was a former slave and his mother the daughter of a minister. He went to elementary school and at age 15 left his family and went to Ohio. Working as a handyman for a wealthy...
Celebrating Black History: Homer Roberts

Celebrating Black History: Homer Roberts

Homer Roberts was born in the small town of Ash Grove, Missouri, in 1888. He went to Kansas State Agricultural College and became an electrical engineer, but no one would hire him because of his race. Roberts joined the Army, where his skills were valued. He served in...
Celebrating Black History Month: Patterson Company

Celebrating Black History Month: Patterson Company

C.R. Patterson & Sons of Greenfield, Ohio, manufactured the Patterson-Greenfield Automobile from 1915 to 1918. Though many automobiles were made in the early 1900s, this was the only African American–owned and –operated automobile company. It all began when...