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George Washington Carver Exhibition
November 6, 2010-February 27, 2011
Limited Engagement Exhibit
What makes a person a legend? In the case of George Washington Carver, it wasn’t just peanuts. Discover the life and work of an extraordinary man. Born into slavery, George Washington Carver became a trail-blazing scientist whose experiments with plants laid the groundwork for today’s research on plant-based fuels, medicines, and everyday products. A true humanitarian, his extraordinary persistence and compassion nourished a lifelong mission to bring practical knowledge to those in need.

This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago, in collaboration with Tuskegee University and the National Park Service.

Exhibit is free with Museum admission.

MEMBERS free of charge;
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up, $14
ADULTS age 13-61, $15
YOUTH age 5-12, $11
CHILDREN 4 & under are free.

Parking is $5 per vehicle.


Click here to view the official George Washington Carver Exhibition website from the Field Museum

Click here to view the George Washington Carver Educator Guide

Click here to view the George Washington Carver Resources from The Henry Ford

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The Mighty Vision of George Washington Carver
FREE Educator Preview
Thursday, November 18, 2010 (4-6pm)
Meet our Curators of Education and receive curriculum connections.
(Click here to learn more and register)

Carver’s Legacies: Public Symposium
January 29, 2011
Join us for a public symposium and luncheon to highlight Carver’s legacies as well as current efforts in urban farming
(Click here to learn more)

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 at 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.

Photography is allowed in the exhibit area but food and drink are strictly prohibited.

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