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September 2014

October 2014

Presented by
Ford Motor Company Fund

Sponsored by
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

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National Endowment for the Arts




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Celebrate Black History!
February 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23 and 26-28, 2014
At Henry Ford Museum, Black History Month is a time of celebration and examination, a time of assessment and questioning. Select days each week during February, we explore a different aspect of African-American history, from the northern migration and the roots of civil rights history to the triumphs and challenges of the present day. Fifty years ago, the idea that an African American might be president was unimaginable. How did we get from there to where we are today? From what Africans brought here as slaves to modern-day visionaries who have changed the course of American history, the history of black Americans is filled with possibility, promise and pain. You’ll find activities everywhere you go in the museum, including the Michigan Café, where we offer African-American-inspired recipes that are available only during Black History Month.

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Program Details


  • Music
  • Dramatic Performances
  • Interactive Music and Dramatic Performance Minds on Freedom

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All activities are free with Museum admission.

MEMBERS free of charge
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up, $16
NON-MEMBER ADULTS age 13-61, $18
NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $13.50
NON-MEMBER CHILDREN 4 & under are free.

Parking is $5 per vehicle.

what to bring, what to wear
The exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum are spread across several acres; all indoors. Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent for a fee a the IMAX and Clock tower entrances. Electric scooter supplies are limited, please arrive early if you plan to rent one. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchairs, electric scooters and children's strollers-- however, upright electric scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.
Bring a camera; photography is allowed in most areas of the Museum.

Tickets to the Henry Ford Museum are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at IMAX Will Call.

The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report