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.

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.

Mission: Our mission is to provide unique educational experiences based on America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions and shape a better future. The Henry Ford holds 26 million authentic artifacts and documents including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the Wright Brothers’ home and cycle shop and Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House.

Invention Convention
06/04/2019

Invention Convention

Here they are! Thank you to everyone for helping us make the 2019 Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, presented by United Technologies Corporation, such an inspiring event.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
06/03/2019

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Summer! Fireworks! Picnics! It's almost here! Join the DSO for the 27th Annual Salute to America at The Henry Ford's Greenfield Village, July 3-6. 🎟 » http://bit.ly/2HNsGcJ

06/03/2019
United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation

How DID they think of that?! The nation's top kid inventors are wowing our judges with their creative spins and solutions at The Henry Ford. Here's your free ticket inside the National Invention Convention in Detroit. Invention Convention Pratt & Whitney Collins Aerospace Carrier at Home #STEM

As we were excited to announce last December, What We Wore offers us the opportunity to continually display objects from...
06/03/2019

As we were excited to announce last December, What We Wore offers us the opportunity to continually display objects from The Henry Ford’s rich collection of clothing and accessories. What’s on exhibit currently in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation? Wedding dresses, highlighting the fact that the “traditional” white wedding dress wasn’t always traditional.

Learn more about the dresses currently on exhibit, and then go see them for yourself in the museum: https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/blog/what-we-wore-wedding-dresses.

It’s the final countdown before Invention Convention US Nationals 2019 Award Ceremony starts. Thank you to all our inv...
05/31/2019

It’s the final countdown before Invention Convention US Nationals 2019 Award Ceremony starts. Thank you to all our inventors for a wonderful Nationals!

Happy 200th birthday to poet #WaltWhitman! Our collection holds extensive documentation on The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott ...
05/31/2019

Happy 200th birthday to poet #WaltWhitman! Our collection holds extensive documentation on The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel. One feature of the Inn’s campus that still exists today is replicas of historic buildings—including Whitman’s birthplace. #Whitman200

https://www.thehenryford.org/artifact/383569/

05/30/2019
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It's the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti's win at the 1969 Indianapolis 500! Hear the racing legend talk about that victory - and how it almost didn't happen after a crash during qualifying - in this segment from our Visionaries on Innovation interview.

05/30/2019

This morning we're talking with United Technologies Corporation, presenting sponsor of Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, about why partnering with this event is such a great fit with their company's mission and vision.

05/29/2019
Michigan Invention Convention 2019

Michigan Invention Convention 2019

Michigan Invention Convention is much more than a competition. The Henry Ford hopes that the MIC will bring together problem-solvers, inventors, and entrepre...

A time to reflect. A time to celebrate. Today is the final day for Civil War Remembrance 2019 in Greenfield Village. The...
05/27/2019

A time to reflect. A time to celebrate. Today is the final day for Civil War Remembrance 2019 in Greenfield Village. The Henry Ford is open 9:30 am to 5 pm.

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca
05/26/2019

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca

The Henry Ford's #InnovationNation receives SIX Telly Awards for excellence in video and television!

Full list of winners: http://bit.ly/TellyAwards_

In honor of today's Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, explore artifacts related to the race in our collection...
05/26/2019

In honor of today's Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, explore artifacts related to the race in our collections, like this 1953 Ford V-8 Pace Car: http://bit.ly/Indy500Artifacts.

05/25/2019
This Week on #InnovationNation

What can you expect on this weekend's episode of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca? Take a look!

#THF90: On this day in May 1989, ABC television crews filmed segments of World of Discovery - Inventors: Out of their Mi...
05/25/2019

#THF90: On this day in May 1989, ABC television crews filmed segments of World of Discovery - Inventors: Out of their Minds at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The show linked the experiences of late-20th-century inventors with Thomas Edison's innovative work to produce the incandescent lamp. A laser light demonstration at the Village's reconstructed Menlo Park Laboratory -- with one of the inventors playing Edison -- became the program's finale: https://www.thehenryford.org/artifact/386946/

We’re honored to have Cheyney McKnight join us for Civil War Remembrance today. Stop by the Village Pavilion at 12:30 ...
05/25/2019

We’re honored to have Cheyney McKnight join us for Civil War Remembrance today. Stop by the Village Pavilion at 12:30 pm for her lecture.

Yesterday I got to spend the day at the Mattox Family Home at @thehenryford . We shared with guest the story of Amos and Grace Mattox who were raising their children in 1930s Jim Crow rural Georgia. Interpreters explored with guest the creative ways in which this African American family survived the Great Depression. Thank you @thehenryford for letting me take over the house for the day! #blackreenactor #blackreenactors #blackhistoricalinterpreter #livinghistory #blackhistory #greatdepression #1930s #1930sfashion #vintage #vintageclothing #jimcrow @ The Henry Ford

05/23/2019
Civil War Remembrance

Spend Memorial Day weekend in Greenfield Village immersed in living history as soldiers, civilians, musicians and expert historians provide demonstrations, exhibits and special commemorations.

Don't forget - Greenfield Village is open until 9 pm this Saturday in honor of Civil War Remembrance.
05/22/2019
Memorial Day weekend 2019: What to see and do in Detroit

Don't forget - Greenfield Village is open until 9 pm this Saturday in honor of Civil War Remembrance.

From Movement to parades to self-guided tours, here are a few places and events to check out over the long weekend.

#THF90: Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Construc...
05/22/2019

#THF90: Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Construction got underway in Ford's Greenfield Village in the spring of 1942; from our archives, here's the memorial #OnThisDay under construction. Ford's architect loosely based the building on Carver's descriptions of his southwest Missouri birthplace. Carver dedicated the building, located adjacent to the Logan County Courthouse, on July 21, 1942: https://www.thehenryford.org/artifact/444768/

The Henry Ford's cover photo
05/22/2019

The Henry Ford's cover photo

As we move closer to our 90th anniversary, we're taking a look at acquisitions made to our collections during the 1960s....
05/21/2019

As we move closer to our 90th anniversary, we're taking a look at acquisitions made to our collections during the 1960s. To celebrate, we're giving away a membership to The Henry Ford! To enter, take a look at our latest blog post and then leave a comment below on which artifact you appreciate most that was added to the collections during the 1960s. You've got until 11:59 pm ET Wednesday, May 22 to enter. One winner will be selected at random and contacted via direct message. Good luck! #THF90

https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/blog/celebrating-ninety-collecting-in-the-1960s

Looking to get involved with Maker Faire Detroit 2019? Our Call to Makers is open!
05/20/2019
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Looking to get involved with Maker Faire Detroit 2019? Our Call to Makers is open!

We don’t generally associate Star Trek with historic automobiles (or, for that matter, with any automobiles). The clas...
05/18/2019

We don’t generally associate Star Trek with historic automobiles (or, for that matter, with any automobiles). The classic original series is set circa 2265-2269, nearly 360 years after the first Model T rolled out of Ford’s Piquette Avenue Plant. By all evidence, Federation citizens in the 23rd century are content to get around by spaceship and shuttlecraft (with the notable exception of the Jupiter 8). But who can blame them for not driving? After all, we’re talking about a universe in which teleportation is a thing. But Star Trek isn’t an entirely auto-free zone. Through the clever storytelling devices of science fiction, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy encounter multiple 20th century American cars over the course of the show. #THFStarTrek

Read more and then visit Star Trek: Exploring New World in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/blog/car-trek-vintage-vehicles-in-star-trek-the-original-series

05/17/2019
App for Grocery Shopping | Did I Mention Invention?

Meet Demond, an Inventor of 2moro from Did I Mention Invention?

Alie Ward speaks to the kid inventor who came up with the idea for a cell phone app that simplifies the grocery shopping experience. Season 1 Episode 6

What an honor to welcome George Takei to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds" ...
05/17/2019

What an honor to welcome George Takei to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds" today!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Michigan Invention Convention! They’ll be back at Henry Ford Museum of Amer...
05/17/2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Michigan Invention Convention! They’ll be back at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation at the end of this month for Invention Convention - U.S. Nationals.

Elementary winner: Madison (Brown/Miller Elementaries)
Elementary runner-up: Cole (Brown/Miller Elementaries)

Middle school winner: Aaron (Novi Meadows)
Middle school runners-up: Bhanuni, Vibhavi, and Esha (Novi Meadows)

High school winner (and Grand Prize Winner): Vidya and Young-Bin (Huron High School)
High school runner-up: Aaron (Huron High School)

Educators’ Choice: Tyler and Graham (Village Oaks)

#THF90: Neither Wilbur nor Orville Wright ever married or had children, but the brothers delighted in their nieces and n...
05/16/2019

#THF90: Neither Wilbur nor Orville Wright ever married or had children, but the brothers delighted in their nieces and nephews. Ivonette Wright Miller, a daughter of Wilbur's and Orville's older brother Lorin, was a frequent visitor to the Wright home as a child. She had many fond memories of "Uncle Wil" and "Uncle Orv" playing with her and her siblings. #OnThisDay in 1992, she paid a visit to Greenfield Village and the Wright home.

Explore our digital collections to see more artifacts from the Wright family: http://bit.ly/wrightbrothersfamily

05/16/2019
National Invention Convention 2018

National Invention Convention 2018

On June 1, 2018, the nation's top student inventors competed at the third annual K-12 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE), which ...

On this day 150 years ago in 1869, The National Woman Suffrage Association was formed. Music rallied support around the ...
05/15/2019

On this day 150 years ago in 1869, The National Woman Suffrage Association was formed. Music rallied support around the long fight for women's suffrage, or equal voting rights. This piece of sheet music from 1867 was dedicated to four early suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who formed the association; George Francis Train, who financed the group's monthly publication, “The Revolution”; and Lucy Stone, who launched the “Woman's Journal,” another women's rights newspaper.

https://www.thehenryford.org/artifact/255651/

05/12/2019
MLive.com

MLive.com

We're getting a sneak peek at the “Star Trek” exhibit at The Henry Ford opening on Saturday, May 11

#OnThisDay: Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Cons...
05/11/2019
George Washington Carver Memorial under Construction in Greenfield Village, May 11, 1942 - The Henry Ford

#OnThisDay: Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Construction got underway in Ford's Greenfield Village in the spring of 1942. Ford's architect loosely based the building on Carver's descriptions of his southwest Missouri birthplace. Carver dedicated the building, located adjacent to the Logan County Courthouse, on July 21, 1942. #THF90

Henry Ford first thought of a building dedicated to George Washington Carver after the two met in 1937. Construction got underway in Ford's Greenfield Village in the spring of 1942. Ford's architect loosely based the building on Carver's descriptions of his southwest Missouri birthplace. Carver dedi...

Today's the day! Join us in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation as officially open the doors to "Star Trek: Explori...
05/11/2019
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds - The Henry Ford

Today's the day! Join us in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation as officially open the doors to "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds."

Set a course for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation to experience Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, a fully immersive, limited-engagement exhibition. Navigate through more than 100 rare artifacts and props, including the original U.S.S. Enterprise navigation console.

05/11/2019
Day Out With Thomas™ - Events - The Henry Ford

It's our last weekend for Day Out with Thomas, presented locally by Meijer!

During Thomas’ annual visit to Greenfield Village, he is the centerpiece of six days of family fun. You can even ride Thomas around the village.

Thanks to our friends at FOX 2 Detroit for coming out yesterday to visit our newest limited-engagement exhibit Star Trek...
05/10/2019
Star Trek exhibit opens this weekend for summer at Henry Ford Museum

Thanks to our friends at FOX 2 Detroit for coming out yesterday to visit our newest limited-engagement exhibit Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds. Be sure to check it out starting May 11 - Sept. 2

Beam us over, Scotty! A Star Trek exhibit is opening this weekend at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. 

05/10/2019
Transcontinental Railroad at 150

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States, finished with a ceremonial golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869. We celebrate the people who dreamed, designed and built this important transportation link. Follow #Transcontinental150 to see more artifacts and stories related to today's anniversary.

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