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Ford historian to speak at RH History Museum
Robert Kreipke

The Richmond Hill History Museum will host an evening with former Ford Motor Co. corporate historian Robert Kreipke at 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 11460 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill.

Kreipke is currently retired and spent most of his career as the corporate historian and creative manager for the Ford Motor Co. He currently lectures around the country relaying Ford’s colorful heritage and will share a presentation on interesting Ford facts, as well as some on Richmond Hill.

His career at Ford included producing awarding-winning films and videotapes, producing live shows and executive strategic planning. Kreipke has also authored two international books, “Ford Motor Company, the First 100 Years” and “The Model T.”

In addition to becoming Ford’s corporate historian, Kreipke directs various nationally recognized films, including award-winning documentaries shown on PBS. His still photography and videos capture the beauty around the Great Lakes region and are displayed in many museums throughout the state.

During the past years he has served as president of several organizations: Oakland County Navy League, The International Television Association, The Detroit Producers Guild and Historic Fort Wayne Advisory Board.

The presentation is free for members and $5 for non-members. 

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