McPherson College, known widely in the automotive world for their Automotive Restoration Technology Program, has launched a six-week webinar teaching about the people, innovations, and art of the automotive industry lead by Dr. Ken Yohn! This program, titled Wheels of Change, blends together fascinating topics from the advent of the automobile to the car’s impact on war and globalization to how automotive styling drove art for the people.
Each week, the Wheels of Change program calls upon notable alumni and professionals from the automotive world to speak on a new topic and this week, the HVA’s very own historian Casey Maxon will be taking the helm to lead a class! Maxon will be speaking on The Great War, which will focus on industrial pacifism, mobilization, and mechanization in the automotive sector as a result of global conflict.
When asked about his up coming class in the Wheels for Change program, Maxon had this to say:
“Ken has provided a fascinating look into the many depths of automotive history through this summer series. It takes me back to the many thought provoking classes I had as a student at McPherson with him! I look forward to our upcoming discussion about the pivotal era when the automobile had truly become a grand agent of change and the many ways that manifested itself in WW1.
The webinar is free to attend, but does require pre-registration which can be found on McPherson’s website here. We’ve been enjoying the course very much so far and we hope you do too!