The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s premier history destination that celebrates 300 years of American history and innovation.
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3 must-see attractions. 250 acres of unexpected. 1 awe-inspiring experience. At The Henry Ford, you'll discover America - its culture, inventions, people and can-do spirit - and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it. Prepare to be astounded by our attractions and resources: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.

06/19/2020
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Do you know the story of #Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, with the news that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth,” by the newly freed people in Texas. Make sure to follow Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture today to learn more and celebrate the holiday.

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate, gather as a family, reflect on the past and look to the future. The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites you to engage in your history and discover ways to celebrate this holiday. Join us today for an online celebration of #Juneteenth! Enjoy a discussion of the Juneteenth holiday led by the Museum’s Oral Historian, a genealogy exercise, and a tale celebrating the ancestors: nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth

Beginning our celebration with Lift Every Voice and Sing, covered by Rochelle Rice. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was originally a poem, written by James Weldon Johnson. The poem was set to music by Johnson's brother, and later adopted as the official song by the NAACP. It is commonly known as the Negro National Anthem.

06/19/2020
The Henry Ford presents Kid Inventors

Get an inside look at what inventors from Invention Convention Worldwide are doing throughout the world to solve today's problems.

Meet ninth-grader Arthur Zhang from Winchester, Massachusetts, who created AWARE, a network of sensors that use artificial intelligence to make predictions about natural disasters.

Invention Convention
06/18/2020
Invention Convention

Invention Convention

Join us this Friday for our next Kid Inventor! Meet ninth-grader Arthur Zhang from Winchester, Massachusetts, who created AWARE, a network of sensors that use artificial intelligence to make predictions about natural disasters.

Register today: https://bit.ly/2UU6kvq

Join Associate Curator Katherine White on Twitter tomorrow at 1 pm for our #THFCuratorChat to discuss the important role...
06/17/2020
Favorite Eames Artifacts - The Henry Ford

Join Associate Curator Katherine White on Twitter tomorrow at 1 pm for our #THFCuratorChat to discuss the important role that collaboration played in Charles and Ray Eames’ designs. What are some of our favorite Charles and Ray Eames artifacts? Take a look.

Husband-and-wife team Ray and Charles Eames are icons of mid-century modern design. Here, some of our design-loving staff members select a favorite Eames artifact from our collections and elaborate on their choice.

06/17/2020
A Message from Mo Rocca

When it comes to favorite artifacts and places at The Henry Ford, what are some of yours? As host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca for the past six seasons, Mo shares his perspectives of the impact our experiences have made on our guests and why The Henry Ford needs your support now. And as we get ready to welcome our members and guests back to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village next month, get excited for your visit by tuning into #InnovationNation, airing every weekend on CBS.

CBS correspondent and host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, Mo Rocca, has a special message of support for THF. Dream Big and Don't Quit Please conside...

06/17/2020
The Henry Ford presents Innovation Journeys Live!

Learn about the Actions and Habits of innovators through stories from our collections to understand and apply these concepts in your own lives. Learners will be encouraged to build their own innovation journeys and share them using the hashtag #WeAreInnovationNation.

Featured Journey: Lotus-Ford Race Car with curator Matt Anderson

Activity: Design Creative Focus

Innovate. Achieve. Make history. Congratulations to our Henry Ford Academy Class of 2020! Go Navigators!#YOUareInnovatio...
06/16/2020

Innovate. Achieve. Make history. Congratulations to our Henry Ford Academy Class of 2020! Go Navigators!

#YOUareInnovationNation

The wait is over! “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” an exhibition for the hero in all of us, opens in Henry Ford Museu...
06/16/2020

The wait is over! “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” an exhibition for the hero in all of us, opens in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation July 16, 2020 and runs through January 31, 2021.

Please note our temporary hours of operation (Thursday through Sunday from 9:30AM to 5:00PM until further notice).

#MarvelAtTHF

The Henry Ford's cover photo
06/16/2020

The Henry Ford's cover photo

Today we’re excited to announce that we will be executing a multi-phased approach to our reopening, beginning with a Mem...
06/16/2020

Today we’re excited to announce that we will be executing a multi-phased approach to our reopening, beginning with a Members Preview Weekend — for current and new members — on July 2-5, 2020, before opening to nonmember guests on July 9, 2020. This plan emphasizes the safety of our guests and staff in compliance with state, federal and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

We will limit and eliminate hands-on activities, and most interactions between guests and staff will have a presence of six feet or more. These steps are necessary to maintain a healthy environment for everyone as we carefully reshape our institution for the future.

In this first phase of reopening, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village will be open Thursday through Sunday and with limited capacities. In addition, we will be providing timed tickets for entry and member reservations are required and will be available beginning June 22.

Visit thf.org/welcomeback for the latest updates on what you need to know and do to plan for a safe and inspiring visit. It's imperative that you review our procedures and protocols on our website before arriving.

We are so grateful for all your continued support of The Henry Ford – we can't wait to see you all very soon!

We remember pioneering NASCAR driver Vicki Wood, who passed away on June 6. In 1956, Wood set a record of 143.82 mph at ...
06/15/2020

We remember pioneering NASCAR driver Vicki Wood, who passed away on June 6. In 1956, Wood set a record of 143.82 mph at Daytona Beach driving one of Carl Kiekhaefer's mighty Chrysler 300-B cars.

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06/15/2020
The Henry Ford presents STEAM Stories

Engage your little ones with specially themed storytelling and hands-on activities featuring materials that are easily found in the house.

Habit Spotlight: Collaborate, Storytime: One Love by (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids)

06/14/2020
The Henry Ford presents Innovation Journeys Live!

Learn about the Actions and Habits of innovators through stories from our collections to understand and apply these concepts in your own lives. Learners will be encouraged to build their own innovation journeys and share them using the hashtag #WeAreInnovationNation.

Featured Journey: Women Weaving Technology with curator Kristen Gallerneaux

Activity: Uncover Lesson

This Father’s Day weekend we want to share your favorite Motor Muster memories, whether it’s your car proudly on display...
06/13/2020

This Father’s Day weekend we want to share your favorite Motor Muster memories, whether it’s your car proudly on display at events past or the vehicles and experiences you always looked forward to seeing during your visit.

Motor Muster Participants! Tag your photos with #MotorMusterTHF, along with the vehicle’s year, make, and model, and you just might see your photos shared in our Motor Muster takeover Saturday, June 20 on Facebook!

Members and Guests! Tag your photos with #MotorMusterTHF, too - we’ll be sharing your contributions on our social media channels all weekend – we can’t wait to see what you’ve got.

06/12/2020
THF Conversations: 100 Years of EV Engineering & the Future of Electrification

On Wednesday, June 10th at 3 pm ET, join Co-Founder of Detroit Mobility Lab, Chairwoman of Michigan Mobility Institute and current Entrepreneur-in-Residence Jessica Robinson, Executive Vice Chair of Programs for SAE Detroit Section and President of DG Technologies Mark Zachos and The Henry Ford’s Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson as they explore the history of electric vehicles and the future of electrification during THF Conversations.

The Henry Ford’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program is supported by the William Davidson Foundation's Initiative for Entrepreneurship. THF Conversations is part of The Henry Ford’s #WeAreInnovationNation learning series. Held on Zoom, each session features leaders in their field as they discuss the topic and challenges facing us today.

06/12/2020
The Henry Ford presents Kid Inventors

Get an inside look at what inventors from Invention Convention Worldwide are doing throughout the world to solve today's problems.

Meet 10th-graders Bridgette Castronovo and Taylor McNeal from Kennesaw, Georgia, who created the Biodegradable straw.

Join us today! #WeAreInnovationNation
06/12/2020

Join us today! #WeAreInnovationNation

Today we're excited to meet 10th-graders Bridgette Castronovo and Taylor McNeal. These inventors created the Biodegradable straw. Learn more about their invention during today's Kid Inventor webinar at noon: https://bit.ly/2UU6kvq

To our members and guests: With concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and current limited resources to host la...
06/11/2020

To our members and guests: With concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and current limited resources to host large-scale events at The Henry Ford, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Day Out With Thomas program, which had been rescheduled for July 17-19 and 23-26, 2020.

We appreciate your patience and willingness to exchange your tickets from our original dates earlier this year, but as July is rapidly approaching, we feel that canceling this event is the safest decision for you, your families and our staff.

We will process a refund to your credit card within the next 10-14 business days. Refunds will take up to 14 business days to post to your account. If you do not receive a refund by July 10, 2020, please email [email protected]. If you purchased admission tickets to Greenfield Village or tickets to the Railroader's Breakfast with your Day Out With Thomas tickets, those additional purchases will also be refunded.

For the latest on campus updates, please visit our website: https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/coronavirus-precautions/.

Thank you for your flexibility and continued support of The Henry Ford.

06/09/2020
Igor Sikorsky's First Successful Helicopter | The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation

During this week's #InnovationNation spotlight with The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, we're looking at segments where our innovators challenged the rules. First up: Igor Sikorsky's first successful helicopter.

Dig deeper into the episode: https://bit.ly/2zdMu7x

#WeAreInnovataionNation.

Igor Sikorsky, as a young man in Russia, tried unsuccessfully to build a helicopter in 1909. He went on to build fixed-wing aircraft but returned to helicopt...

06/08/2020
The Henry Ford presents STEAM Stories

Engage your little ones with specially themed storytelling and hands-on activities featuring materials that are easily found in the house.

Storytime: The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Women to Run the Boston Marathon by Kristina Yee and Frances Poletti

Habit Spotlight: Challenge the Rules

06/07/2020
The Henry Ford presents Kid Inventors

Get an inside look at what inventors from Invention Convention Worldwide are doing throughout the world to solve today's problems.

Meet ninth-grader Ethan Klein of Connecticut, who created the 3DuxDesign cardboard-based modeling system, which is on sale throughout the country.

06/06/2020
The Henry Ford presents Innovation Journeys Live!

Learn about the Actions and Habits of innovators through stories from our collections to understand and apply these concepts in your own lives. Learners will be encouraged to build their own innovation journeys and share them using the hashtag #WeAreInnovationNation.

Featured Journey: Heinz, Activity: Lesson 4, Communicating to Customers

We are living in unprecedented times, which includes a social crisis that is the result of 400 years of slavery, injusti...
06/02/2020

We are living in unprecedented times, which includes a social crisis that is the result of 400 years of slavery, injustice, bigotry and systemic racism. All of us — institutions, organizations and individuals — have the civic and moral obligation to address this too-long-ignored stain on our nation's history and legacy. The time for deep reflection and long-delayed action is now.

The Henry Ford will continue to use its collections — the artifacts and stories of American innovation, ingenuity, resourcefulness, perseverance and social transformation — to remind us all of the need to stand in solidarity with the black community and all those opposed to the drivers of injustice and inequality in our society. We all must look inward and work toward becoming our better and more empathetic selves. As an institution, we commit to do better.

#blackouttuesday

06/01/2020
The Henry Ford presents STEAM Stories

Engage your little ones with specially themed storytelling and hands-on activities featuring materials that are easily found in the house.

Storytime: After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

Habit Spotlight: Learn from Failure,

We look forward to the school buses running again soon, so we complete our May field trip posts with the history of the ...
05/30/2020

We look forward to the school buses running again soon, so we complete our May field trip posts with the history of the school bus. Virtually climb into the Blue Bird No. 1 from 1927 to experience where the school bus began.

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca: https://bit.ly/3gBVT9J

Dig deeper into the episode: https://bit.ly/3dgEy4a

#WeAreInnovationNation

Take a spin and suspend reality on the Herschell-Spillman Carousel, where mechanics meets imagination. Learn about their...
05/29/2020

Take a spin and suspend reality on the Herschell-Spillman Carousel, where mechanics meets imagination. Learn about their original function for soldiers in training and how they evolved to be fast-paced entertainment with bright and sparkling features and uplifting music.

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca: https://bit.ly/2XK4nTB

Dig deeper into the episode: https://bit.ly/36F5W9w

Parents! Share a comment or photo on Facebook of an artifact or experience that inspires your students for a chance to win a #WeAreInnovationNation youth T-shirt and four tickets to the museum or village. We'll give away a combo each week.

05/28/2020
Greta

The Henry Ford is proud to partner with The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation to support solutions that help a create a resilient food system! Why not use recycled foods to create dog treats? Cue Greta and the Dog Cookie Maker! #ZeroHungerZeroWaste

Dog Cookie Maker

During this week's Kid Inventor webinar, Meet Javiera Antonia Olivares Vidal of Yo Invento, Chile, who devised a way of ...
05/28/2020

During this week's Kid Inventor webinar, Meet Javiera Antonia Olivares Vidal of Yo Invento, Chile, who devised a way of making insulation tiles using recycled Tetra Pak cartons. Sign up today to join us this Friday!

https://bit.ly/2UU6kvq

To acknowledge the challenging and unprecedented times we’re currently living in, we recently launched a rapid response ...
05/28/2020

To acknowledge the challenging and unprecedented times we’re currently living in, we recently launched a rapid response collecting initiative focusing on how Americans have responded to COVID-19 with resilience, creativity and innovative approaches.

Our collecting will focus on 3D objects, photographs and archival materials of the COVID-19 pandemic that reflect how we are being innovative, how we are being resourceful, and how entrepreneurs are using their ingenuity to both address people’s needs and remain sustainable.

Due to social distancing, we are currently unable to accept items in person. For more information on how you can contribute to the collection visit our website: https://www.thehenryford.org/covid-19-collections.

Walk through the circular Dymaxion House, which failed to catch on but succeeded in inspiring thousands to think outside...
05/28/2020

Walk through the circular Dymaxion House, which failed to catch on but succeeded in inspiring thousands to think outside the box. Inventor and designer Buckminster Fuller wanted to find a solution for mass-produced, affordable and easily transportable housing after WWII. Consider how your house affects the way you live within it.

Take a virtual walk inside the Dymaxion House: https://bit.ly/2zF9lsP

Learn more about Dymaxion with The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca: https://bit.ly/3c8ggIb.

Dig deeper into the episode: https://bit.ly/2XAQx6g

INNOVATE 101, Lesson 2 - Inspire Our Future as an Innovative Thinker: https://bit.ly/35knU0p

Dymaxion House Coloring Sheet: https://bit.ly/2zC9fCg

05/27/2020
Jakob

Did you know Raytheon Technologies has been supporting young inventors for more than 30 years? For the next two weeks, we'll be reviewing some of Raytheon Technologies' past award winners, starting with last years Aerospace Award, Jakob Zapanta and his Solar Ignition Rocket System.

Want to see who Raytheon Technologies chooses for the nation’s Most Innovative K-12 inventor of 2020? Tune in to the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals watch party on July 2 at 7pm EDT here on Facebook.

This is "Jakob" by Nina Yuen on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Dearborn, MI
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Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

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#MotorMusterTHF--1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible at 2016 Motor Muster
I know you guys must be struggling to figure out how to reopen amidst COVID-19. Since it’s the late teens / early twenties in the streets of Greenfield Village, have you considered that that time period presents a ready solution? Just make it Spanish Flu-era Greenfield Village. Problem solved; there’s a treasure trove of history to cover there: fear, paranoia, social distancing, medical approaches to treatment, the impact on society. You have half of what you need already.
Motor Muster In front of Stephen Douglas home
#MotorMusterTHF 1942 Cadillac Series 75 Limo
You've always come through with wonderful programs. I remember my now 40 something children taking advantage of your computer programs. They grew up to enjoy professions in that field and Graduated UofM. Thank you!
One step closer to opening...my son is pt on grounds got the call back to work on Monday. He is following in the footsteps of his dad, who passed last year and worked in grounds for 35 yrs. So, keep watch the Village is preparing to open back up, sorry no date yet that I know if.
Hello Henry Ford museum. I came across this article on your website. The article is fine, the title is terrible. It's not "complex". It's a terrible, evil aspect of Henry Ford. Using the word "complex" is an attempt to mitigate Ford's bigotry and hatred. In an era where we all need to be honest about historical fact and reality, you should be up front and truthful about Ford's racism.
#CWRTHF Beth Fausell Tart and I missed not being at Greenfield Village this year.
Loved the new display of Art Pottery across from Mathematica!! Fantastic and “INSPIRATIONAL” with the very eclectic pieces!!👩‍🎨 THF please post some photos for everyone to see!