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Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays
Every Saturday, every month (10am - 2pm)
It’s a weekly celebration of American ingenuity. We call it Tinker. Hack. Invent. and it takes place every Saturday. Join our Tinker Task Force and have a blast trying your hand at all sorts of things. Then, on the last Saturday of every month, we open our doors to crafters, basement scientists, hobbyists, inventive foodies, tinkerers — the kind of folks you’ll find at our annual Maker Faire — and ask them to share their expertise and enthusiasm with museum visitors. Americans are famous for their ingenuity and resourcefulness, for their eagerness to improve and explore new ideas. This is your chance to learn firsthand how that spirit is alive and well today. Come explore your own ingenuity. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more! The only limitation is your imagination. And it’s free* with museum admission or membership.

*Some supply fees may apply.
Target Family Days
January 20, February 17, September 1 and November 4, 2014 (9:30am - 5pm)
Henry Ford Museum was made for family adventures. It’s fun and smart, entertaining and enlightening. Our activities and exhibits are so varied and so diverse that you may just find this the beginning of a family tradition. Bring your family and bring your friends, because on Target Family Days, all of the activities in Henry Ford Museum are absolutely free. And that includes free admission and free parking, too. It’s all thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Target stores. Live music. Hands-on fun. Dramatic presentations. Make-and-take activities. Maybe even a scavenger hunt. You’ll also find a wide range of season-specific programming. Target Family Days are a chance for entire families to immerse themselves in the ingenious goings-on that have made The Henry Ford one of America’s most popular family destinations.

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Macy's 2nd Mondays
Second Monday of each Month (10am – noon)
Introduce your preschool children to the wonders of The Henry Ford — all before nap time. Preschoolers rule during Macy’s 2nd Mondays at The Henry Ford. Storytelling, live entertainment and dozens of hands-on activities related to some of our most memorable artifacts — trains, dollhouses, historic games, even a ride on our amazing Herschell-Spillman carousel. There are seasonal activities, too: Santa in December, Valentine’s Day take-home artwork in February and 19th-century base ball in July (base ball was spelled as two words into the early 1900s). And it’s all free! Give your children’s minds the adventure of their young lives.

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Books, etc. Sale
September 6, 2014 (9am-5pm)
The Benson Ford Research Center is selling its oversupply of automotive and non-automotive printed information. Items include:
  • Automotive items from the Big Three and foreign manufacturers: brochures, pamphlets, promotional materials, press kits & periodicals, parts price lists, shop and owner’s manuals, warranty guides, mostly post 1960
  • Non-automotive items: beautiful lithographs and photographs ready for framing, literature, and more
  • Antique and rare books and periodicals covering many topics including automobile history, travel, arts and the sciences; most are from the early teens, 20’s, and 30’s

New offerings for this year’s sale include vintage photographs, a new selection of rare and hard-to-find books, collectible vintage travel maps and new selections of periodicals including Country Life in America.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the education and collections programs of The Henry Ford. All sales are final.

Please call the Benson Ford Research Center at 313-982-6020 with any questions.

Old Car Festival
September 6-7, 2014 (Open Saturday 'til 9pm)
Rev it up with hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 at America’s longest-running antique car show. Open ’til 9pm on Saturday night!

For one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry. It is a glorious spectacle, as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village fill with the sights, sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles made from the 1890s through 1932. Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes, or just sit back and enjoy our experts sharing "car talks" while historic vehicles parade past. There’s the Saturday Gaslight Tour, too, and a live orchestra performing favorite dance tunes of the 1920s ’til 9pm. A one-of-a-kind event for cars and the people who love them.

Fall Flavor Weekends
September 27-28 & October 4-5, 2014
If you love to eat, you’ll love Greenfield Village’s Fall Flavor Weekends. Come celebrate the glories of traditional American food from farm to table, share in cooking demonstrations and browse the delights at our Saturday Local Roots Farmers Market.

You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy Greenfield Village’s Fall Flavor Weekends. You just have to love to eat. Each weekend, several of our historic homes will host cooking demonstrations. At Firestone Farm, for instance, you’ll learn the secrets of a 19th-century meal of ham noodles, apples and onions with southern cabbage and Irish potatoes. Over at the Susquehanna Plantation, they’ll prepare a crab gumbo, along with sauerkraut baked with apples, ginger biscuits and cherry pudding. If all that food talk gets you hungry, then stop at the Village Store where they’ll be offering free tastings of our Greenfield Village specialty foods. When you’re ready for a break from all that food, wander outside and wonder at the demonstrations of century-old threshing techniques and plowing with steam and horses.

Saturday, October 4th, is Gleaner Day at The Henry Ford. Gleaner Life Insurance Society will be onsite hosting a food drive to benefit Gleaner Community Food Bank. Donate five nonperishable items and receive a coupon for one free admission to Greenfield Village with the purchase of one admission (offer valid Saturday, October 4th only).

Farmers Market
September 27 & October 4, 2014
A farmers market for the 21st century. Local herbs, artisanal ointments, organic spices, heirloom seeds and more.

Take home your own private bounty when you visit Greenfield Village. We invite our favorite farmers and food suppliers to bring their remarkable wares to share. Local herbs, artisanal ointments, organic spices, heirloom seeds, handmade pastas. Revel in the abundance and variety of Michigan’s artisanal food masters. You’ll also find finely crafted kitchen accessories, everything from handmade brooms and autumnal wreathes to recycled barn wood tables and glass candy. Members of Greenfield Village’s Herb Society will also be on hand, selling a variety of traditional handcrafted creations. This event will take place rain or shine.

Shop, Tour, Dine and Save During Member Appreciation Days!
November 7-9, 2014
Members are definitely VIPs at The Henry Ford. These exclusive offers and discounts are our way of saying “thank you” for your support! Not a member? Join now and enjoy these benefits.
Annual Members Holiday Lighting Ceremony
November 24, 2014 (Doors open 5:30pm)
Kick off the holiday season with us. Santa, music, merriment. A few refreshments, too. A special members-only event. Join us in Henry Ford Museum for our festive annual kickoff to the holiday season. Santa arrives at 6 pm to light the towering Christmas tree in the Museum Plaza. And that’s just the beginning of the evening’s merriment. There are photos with Santa, of course, and a souvenir photo frame. Come early if you want, and enjoy a dinner or snack in the Michigan Café.

Tickets go on sale beginning September 3, 2014.
Holidays in Henry Ford Museum
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Imagine a giant Christmas tree adorned with hundreds of precious ornaments, the perfect Santa and winter wonderland-bound toy trains. Experience these unforgettable moments for real during Holidays in Henry Ford Museum — and create memories that will last across generations.

Build your own family traditions with a holiday visit to Henry Ford Museum. Reminders of the festive season are everywhere you look. Marvel at our towering Christmas tree or the remarkable Glancy trains as they run through a model of mid-20th-century Detroit. And then, of course, there’s Santa himself. All of the year-round treasures are here as well: the Rosa Parks Bus, the always-entertaining Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, the massive train display and our newest exhibit, Driving America. Holidays in Henry Ford Museum are like nothing else on earth.