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The Henry Ford is a registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Each revenue dollar from a special event is used to continue the work of The Henry Ford including research, education, and exhibition development. The buildings, artifacts, and documents that Henry Ford collected serve as the bedrock of the institution’s vast, growing, and continually evolving collections to this day. Your contributions help preserve and activate over 26 million objects and documents all helping to inspire others to learn from the past to help make a better future.
In addition to our preservation efforts we are collaborating internally and externally to bring new stories and new facets of our shared American experience to light to growing audiences of designers and researchers as well as the general public through our ongoing digitization effort. Through your help we are making our artifacts and content from the Archive of American Innovation more accessible to more people in more ways than ever.
Accessibility, after all, isn’t only a matter of showing the objects themselves but also a matter of the language and concepts used to introduce and explain them—the jumping off points for telling stories, engaging people, helping them to make personal connections, and then taking them on a journey to somewhere new.
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Local Food Partners
Find out about our commitment to local food and the Local Roots initiative.