October 23, 2014
The Henry Ford Acquires 1976 Apple-1 Computer at Bonhams History of Science Auction
The Henry Ford confirmed today the acquisition of a 1976 Apple-1 computer, one of the first 50 originally produced and still in operational condition. The Apple-1 was purchased at Bonhams History of Science auction in New York City on October 22 for $905,000.
September 25, 2014
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Fans no longer need to wait until game day to get their football fix when Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame kicks-off inside Henry Ford Museum on October 3, 2014 through January 4, 2015. An interactive traveling exhibition from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gridiron Glory presents a panoramic view of the story of professional football from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century to the phenomenon it has become today.
September 24, 2014
Celebrate the Glories of American Food during Fall Flavor Weekends in Greenfield Village
Gain inspiration for your own kitchen inside the kitchens of America’s past, during two back-to-back weekends highlighting the sights, smells and tastes of the harvest season during Fall Flavor Weekends in Greenfield Village, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 4-5. Featuring cooking demonstrations inside the historic homes, a multitude of vendors at our Saturday Local Roots Farmers Market and free samples of the products we sale, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the abundance of flavors the food of this season has to offer.
September 18, 2014
The American Chemical Society Recognizes Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory in Greenfield Village as National Historic Chemical Landmark
The Henry Ford is proud to announce that Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, located in Greenfield Village, has been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory is being designated by ACS as part of their program recognizing the chemical research and developments by Thomas Edison.
September 04, 2014
“THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!” ADDS NEW SERIES “THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION,” HOSTED BY MO ROCCA, TO THE SECOND SEASON OF ITS SATURDAY MORNING LINE UP, PREMIERING SEPT. 27
CBS announced today that the new series “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” is joining the three-hour Saturday morning block “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!,” which returns for its second season Saturday, Sept. 27 (9:00-12:00 ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Mo Rocca, CBS’ “Sunday Morning” correspondent, the show will tell the fascinating stories behind the historic innovators of the past and the forward-looking visionaries of today, and the extraordinary talents and dedication required to bring their inventions to life.
August 29, 2014
THE HENRY FORD CELEBRATES DODGE BROTHERS 100TH ANNIVERSARY AT 64TH ANNUAL OLD CAR FESTIVAL IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE, SEPT. 6-7
Celebrate the achievements of two of the early automotive industry’s biggest innovators – John and Horace Dodge – during Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village, September 6-7. After years of supplying parts to other automakers, including Henry Ford himself, the Dodge Brothers decided to go into production on their own, rolling out their first car in 1914. In honor of their 100th anniversary, The Henry Ford will host 30 Dodge Brothers vehicles in a special display on the Village Green including the company’s first model from its first year in production, a 1915 Model 30-35.
August 20, 2014
THE HENRY FORD’S 1962 MUSTANG I CONCEPT CAR VOTED BEST IN CLASS FOR COMPETITION MUSTANGS AT THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING
The Henry Ford’s 1962 Mustang I concept car recently was voted Best in Class for Competition Mustangs at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California. Unlike traditional shows, where awards are determined by a panel of judges, award winners at The Quail are selected by the participants themselves. Mustang I was chosen as the most significant car in its class.
August 01, 2014
THE HENRY FORD HOSTS 12TH ANNUAL WORLD TOURNAMENT OF HISTORIC BASE BALL AT GREENFIELD VILLAGE, AUGUST 9-10
Ever attend a baseball game where the players didn’t wear gloves, weren’t allowed to pitch overhand and spitting was highly discouraged? On August 9-10, The Henry Ford will give guests a chance to do just that during the 12th Annual World Tournament of Historic Base Ball. Playing by the same rules as they did in 1867 when the Detroit Base Ball Club hosted the World’s Base Ball Tournament, Village clubs – the Lah-De-Dahs and the Nationals BBC – along with 14 other historic teams from across the Midwest will play the game the way it was meant to be played.
July 15, 2014
NEW MAKERS IN STORE FOR FIFTH YEAR OF MAKER FAIRE DETROIT JULY 26-27 AT THE HENRY FORD
The Henry Ford will celebrate its fifth year of hosting Maker Faire Detroit by showcasing more than 100 new tinkerers, hackers and inventors on July 26-27. New this year guests can expect to take part in the Official Nerdy Derby, see live demonstrations from Pewabic Pottery’s Education Studio, hear live performances by Detroit’s Dear Darkness and even have a chance to build their own model truck with Construct a Truck USA. With more than 400 makers, this two-day festival has a little bit of everything for the whole family to enjoy.
June 02, 2014
CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORD MUSTANG DURING MOTOR MUSTER IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE, JUNE 14-15
Continue the celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary during Motor Muster inside Greenfield Village, June 14-15 with special hours until 9 pm on Saturday, June 14. Throughout the weekend Greenfield Village will be filled with more than 850 classic cars, vintage trucks, motorcycles, military vehicles, and bicycles from one of the grandest and most innovative era of American automotive history – 1933-1977.
May 22, 2014
THE HENRY FORD IMAX THEATRE HOSTS FREE SCREENING OF D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY FRIDAY, JUNE 6
In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre will host a special free screening of D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 for veterans, active military and their guests on Friday, June 6th at 1:00 pm. The free screening will include remarks by WWII veteran and U.S. Representative John Dingell and Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to the start of the movie.
May 21, 2014
THE HENRY FORD’S CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER RECEIVES RECOGNITION FROM NATIONAL AND STATE SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONS
The Henry Ford’s Chief Learning Officer Paula Gangopadhyay was recently honored by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) with the 2014 Faraday Science Communicator Award and by the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) with the 2014 Informal Science Educator of the Year Award. Gangopadhyay received the awards based on her contributions and leadership in the area of science education.
May 21, 2014
PAULA GANGOPADHYAY RECEIVES FARADAY SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Teacher Awards.
April 04, 2014
GREENFIELD VILLAGE OPENS IN TIME FOR EASTER, APRIL 15
The beginning of spring brings the reopening of Greenfield Village’s gates just in time for Easter on Tuesday, April 15.
April 01, 2014
CALL TO MAKERS NOW OPEN FOR MAKER FAIRE DETROIT 2014 AT THE HENRY FORD
Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2014 at The Henry Ford. Now in its fifth year, this unique, two-day, family-friendly event promises to bring makers from all over the nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity and resourcefulness. Maker Faire Detroit will be held July 26-27, 2014, from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
March 20, 2014
HONOR THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF LANDING AT NORMANDY WITH D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 AT THE HENRY FORD IMAX THEATRE STARTING MARCH 28
The new film, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 at The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre starting March 28, will shine a light on a pivotal point in our nation’s history.
March 12, 2014
WOMEN WHO ROCK: VISION, PASSION POWER OPENS AT THE HENRY FORD
MAY 17 – AUGUST 17, 2014
Explore the powerful role women have played in the world of rock and roll music inside the Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power exhibition at Henry Ford Museum starting May 17 through August 17, 2014.
March 12, 2014
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS™: THRILL OF THE RIDE TOUR 2014 PULLING INTO GREENFIELD VILLAGE
Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine™ steams across the country this year. When Thomas arrives at Greenfield Village for the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour!
March 08, 2014
THE HENRY FORD HOSTS THE BIG READ DEARBORN KICKOFF EVENT
MARCH 8, 2014
The Henry Ford will host The Big Read Dearborn Kickoff, a free event taking place inside Henry Ford Museum’s Prechter Promenade and Anderson Theatre beginning at 11:00 a.m.
February 03, 2014
JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM AT THE HENRY FORD IMAX® THEATRE BEGINNING FEB. 8
Get an eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities on Michigan’s largest screen when Jerusalem premieres at The Henry Ford IMAX® Theatre Feb. 8, 2014.
January 14, 2014
THE HENRY FORD TO OFFER EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS ON AMERICA’S INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THIS SUMMER
The Henry Ford once again received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop Grant to provide professional development for educators on the topic of America’s Industrial Revolution.
October 03, 2013
AVATAR: THE EXHIBITION™ COMES TO THE HENRY FORD
OCTOBER 26 – JANUARY 26, 2014
Fans of AVATAR, the highest grossing film of all time, will have the chance to get a first-hand look inside the spectacular world of Pandora through AVATAR: The Exhibition, opening at Henry Ford Museum on October 26, 2013 through January 26, 2014.
October 03, 2013
AVATAR SPECIAL EDITION: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE COMES TO THE HENRY FORD IMAX® THEATRE ON OCTOBER 26
Get the ultimate AVATAR experience at The Henry Ford with the opening of AVATAR: The Exhibition inside Henry Ford Museum and James Cameron’s AVATAR Special Edition: An IMAX 3D Experience playing inside The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre.
October 02, 2013
THE HENRY FORD OPENS NEW GREENFIELD VILLAGE PLAYGROUND FOR CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES, SATURDAY OCT. 5
On Saturday, Oct. 5, The Henry Ford, along with donors Don and Mary Kosch, will officially open the new Donald F. Kosch Village Playground inside Greenfield Village at 10 a.m. during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
September 09, 2013
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS WEAVING CITIZENSHIP INTO THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER LECTURE WITH THE HENRY FORD’S MARILYN ZOIDIS SEPT. 17
On Tuesday, September 17, join the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University and Marilyn Zoidis, Director of Historical Resources at The Henry Ford for Weaving Citizenship into the Star-Spangled Banner, a special lecture focused on the flag’s larger themes of citizenship and American identity, inside the University’s General Lectures Auditorium at 7 pm.
August 05, 2013
THE 11TH ANNUAL WORLD TOURNAMENT OF HISTORIC BASE BALL RETURNS TO GREENFIELD VILLAGE, AUGUST 10-11
Watch as the “boys of summer” battle it out by the 1867 rules for two days during the 11th Annual World Tournament of Historic Base Ball at Greenfield Village, August 10-11. Just as the Detroit-area hosted the World’s Base Ball Tournament in 1867, Greenfield Village keeps the tradition alive as Village clubs—the Lah-De-Dahs and the Nationals BBC— compete against 14 vintage baseball teams from Michigan, Indiana and Ohio until one is declared champion.
March 21, 2013
DESIGNING TOMORROW: AMERICA’S WORLD’S FAIRS OF THE 1930S COMES TO THE HENRY FORD APRIL 27 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
From highways to the television, all-electric kitchens to robots, world’s fairs of the 1930s introduced Americans to the modern and technological wonders that were expected to change the way we lived. Discover the future, as imagined by the innovators, architects and designers of the past, in Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s, the newest exhibition opening inside Henry Ford Museum on April 27, 2013.
February 07, 2013
THE HENRY FORD DEVELOPS NEW EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY BOOK TO COMMEMORATE ROSA PARKS’ 100TH BIRTHDAY
In honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, The Henry Ford has developed a special educational activity book for children that focuses on social innovation and how the civil rights pioneer took a stand against injustice. Shaped like the real Rosa Parks bus on display inside Henry Ford Museum, “Be an Innovator Like…Rosa Parks,” is geared towards children in grades K-5.
January 07, 2013
THE HENRY FORD TEAMS UP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS TO HOST WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Henry Ford Museum will host the With Liberty and Justice for All symposium on January 21, 2013 with special keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Leonard Pitts Jr. Through a sponsorship with Target, admission to The Henry Ford will be free to all guests throughout the day.
January 04, 2013
THE HENRY FORD HONORS ROSA PARKS ON 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH NATIONAL DAY OF COURAGE
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, inspired a social movement when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus. That singular act of courage helped spark the Civil Rights Movement and a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.