Sloan Museum, part of the Flint Cultural Center, is at 1221 E. Kearsley St.; the Buick Automotive Gallery is a short walk away at 303 Walnut St. The museum has a variety of permanent and changing exhibits, highlighting fur trading and pioneer life to lumbering, carriage manufacturing and the General Motors automobile boom. A profile of Flint’s 20th-century history is shared through more than 600 artifacts and photographs. Items relating to the automobile industry, particularly the local General Motors Corp., and everyday household items and clothing also capture the era.
In Wisner's Whizbang Emporium roles are reversed and kids can do the shopping and cooking for the adults, and both age groups can bond over books and board games. The Buick Automotive Gallery displays vintage and experimental prototype vehicles, including a World War II tank destroyer. Visitors may be able to watch as museum staff and volunteers work on the automotive collection in the conservation and restoration shop.