By display and preservation, Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum will educate and engage current and future generations as to the transformational role that automobiles and their creators have played throughout history.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
To be a memorable destination for the Chicago community and for auto enthusiasts across the nation.
To offer dynamic educational experiences that inspire, enlighten, and entertain visitors of all ages.
To collect and preserve automobiles and memorabilia by Era and design, highlighting their designersand manufacturers.
To honor the memory of pioneer automobile collector Larry Klairmont and his family who so generously donated this magnificent Museum to the public trust.
Core Values of the Museum’s Board and Staff
We are committed to upholding professional standards in the maintenance of the Museum and its collections.
We are dedicated to educating the American public especially our youth- about our nation’s early automotive history and its relevance to today.
We value the study and teaching of automotive history and how it affects the present and the future.
We are committed to maintaining high standards of professional and ethical museum practices and historical scholarship.
We are dedicated to the highest level of conduct in our relationships with each other and in our governance of the Museum.
We strive to be a preeminent educational and cultural resource for citizens of Chicago, the State of Illinois and beyond.
See Mr. Larry Klairmont in his own words describe his collection as it began the transition to becoming a public museum in the video below.
We are a not-for-profit auto museum that is housed in a 100,000 square foot building. We host charity and corporate events. There are over 300 award-winning and historic vehicles at Klairmont Kollections Automotive Museum ranging from 1909 to present day. It has a private parking lot and kitchenette for events.