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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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Civil War Remembrance
May 24-26, 2014 (Open Saturday 'til 9pm)
Feel the Civil War come alive all around you as bustling camps, cavalry and period music enliven an entire weekend filled with reenacted events.

Before we immerse ourselves in summer pleasures, we stop to recall the 3 million people who fought in America’s Civil War and the estimated 750,000 people who died — the equivalent of 7.5 million dead today.

This year marks the sesquicentennial of 1864, the turning point and final full year of the war. 1864 witnessed Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, the fall of Atlanta and Gen. William Sherman’s subsequent March to the Sea, and the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, a series of battles that led to Lee's surrender.

This weekend in Greenfield Village, hundreds of Union and Confederate reenactors, civilians, musicians and historic presenters — all in period clothing — converge, eager to share their knowledge with you. There are dozens of opportunities to learn more about this pivotal time in American history: exhibits, presentations, battle tactics demonstration, hands-on activities and insights from historians.

Please join us in honoring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought and continue to fight in defense of our great nation. The Henry Ford will participate in a national moment of silence at 3 pm Monday as signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle.
Shop, Dine, Tour and Save during Member Appreciation Days!
June 6-8, 2014
Visit during Member Appreciation Days, June 6-8 and let us show you our appreciation for your membership support.

Not a member? Join today and take advantage of this special weekend of fun and savings!
Historic Base Ball Games
Every Saturday & Sunday June 7-August 17 (First pitch 1:30pm)
We think our games are as good as America’s pastime gets. We play by the rules of 1867. Gloves optional, but certainly not preferred. No designated hitters, either, or domed stadiums. We still have pitchers and batters and home runs. But this is thrill-a-minute base ball in the glorious outdoors. Our grandstand is a grassy hillside shaded by dozens of massive walnut trees. We have live, 19th-century music by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. And every so often, a Greenfield Village passenger train pulled by a 19th-century steam locomotive chugs along the perimeter of the outfield. It’s classic. This is the way we like it. Stop by a game and enter to win Detroit Tigers tickets.

National Get Outdoors Day in Greenfield Village
June 7, 2014 (10am – 4pm)
Join our historic forest ranger for a day of one-of-a-kind outdoor activities. Hikes. Barn tours. And a hands-on exploration of our environment. For all ages.

It’s summer — time to get out of the house! Come to Greenfield Village for National Get Outdoors Day. With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service, this annual event encourages healthy, active outdoor fun. We have a full schedule of activities planned: an environmental program in the Village Pavilion, an afternoon nature hike, presentations by our historic forest ranger on horseback. We also open up the usually closed William Ford Horse Barn for tours, as well as offer a wide range of hands-on activities. So come to Greenfield Village and enjoy the out-of-doors.

Motor Muster
June 14-15, 2014 (Open Saturday 'til 9pm)
Make your way to a vintage auto enthusiast’s dream destination: From glamorous classics of the 1930s to brawny muscle cars of the 1970s, Greenfield Village hosts more than 500 gleaming examples.

Motor Muster celebrates one of the grandest and most innovative eras of American automotive history — 1933-1976. For the entire weekend, the streets and lawns of Greenfield Village will be filled with hundreds of classic cars, vintage trucks, motorcycles, military vehicles, bicycles — even a fire engine or two. They’ll all be here, from brawny muscle cars to the straight-out-of-the-showroom cars you and your parents grew up with. Stroll the grounds and meet the owners who lavish attention on these wonders of rolling history. There’s the Saturday night cruise, too, and a live early 1960s dance show with dancing in the streets ’til 9pm. A one-of-a-kind event for cars and the people who love them.

Ragtime Street Fair
July 12-13, 2014 (Open Saturday 'til 9pm)
Savor an American musical original at our newest signature event — Ragtime Street Fair. For one whirlwind of a weekend, we revel in that seductively syncopated music that we know as ragtime! There’s music everywhere you turn. You can learn to dance the one-step or listen to pianos cranking out the hits of the era. Better yet, you can find a comfy seat and listen to live performances by some of the modern-day stars of ragtime, including Taslimah Bey, "Perfessor" Bill Edwards, John Remmers, River Raisin Ragtime Revue and Jerry Perrine. It’s sassy, jazzy, hot and live. When you’re ready for a rest, stop and snack on fresh hot buttered corn, Greenfield Village Cherry Chicken Sausage slathered with our very own red onion marmalade and a truly decadent summer treat — hot fried dough doused with creamy ice cream. And to take advantage of those exquisite long summer nights, we’ll stay open until 9 pm Saturday.
World Tournament of Historic Base Ball®
August 9-10, 2014
Step back in time to 1867 as vintage baseball clubs from around the country compete by the game’s early rules in the greatest two-day exposition of historic baseball ever seen!

Clubs engage for two days in throwing, batting and spitfire competition until only one is left to be declared champion of the World Tournament of Historic Base BallTM. Add music, food, drama and legendary sports artifacts, and you’ve got everything that made baseball our great national pastime. The World Tournament of Historic Base BallTM is free to members and free with Greenfield Village admission.

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)

This Old Car Festival weekend, take in the spectacle as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village are filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932. For our 63rd year we celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday with a rare line-up of all the Ford “letter cars” from 1903 to 1932. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this fabulous expositions and talk to proud owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes, attend fascinating presentations, and sit back and enjoy our experts sharing "car talks" while vintage vehicles pass by.

Registration opens May 1, 2014
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.

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)
Join us as we kick off the holiday season in Henry Ford Museum. Clocktower doors open at 5:30 pm for those wishing to dine at the Michigan Café. Festivities begin at 6 pm as Santa makes his grand entrance to light the towering Christmas tree. After Santa’s arrival, there’s more holiday fun and plenty of seasonal activities until 9 pm.

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