The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation commits $5 million to The Henry Ford’s Jackson House project, it was announced today by Patricia Mooradian, president and CEO of The Henry Ford, and John Erb, president and chair of the Erb Family Foundation.
Bridging history with innovation, the institution is expanding its education initiatives that focus on the importance of food, agriculture and the environment with the announcement of a Farm to School Lunch Across America program and an endowment for Henry Ford Academy's locally-sourced farm to school lunches. The announcement was made by The Henry Ford's President and CEO, Patricia Mooradian, at the institution's Carver-Carson Society's Moveable Feast held this year in Greenfield Village on September 17 and featured actor and activist Jane Fonda, chef and farm-to-table pioneer Alice Waters and historian Douglas Brinkley.
The National Historic Vehicle Register’s (NHVR)display in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will feature a new vehicle starting this month as part of The Henry Ford’s partnership with the Hagerty Drivers Foundation. A 1952 Hudson Hornet is on display in the NHVR exhibition space now until October.
Mandela: The Official Exhibition, produced by Round Room Live in partnership with The Royal House of Mandela (RHoM) and RHoM Investments, is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. The Henry Ford is thrilled to welcome the exhibition to Michigan from October 21, 2023 to January 15, 2024.
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine, everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine is coming to town and bringing a colorful new spin to Day Out With Thomas events. For the first time ever, Thomas & Friends is celebrating the magic and beauty of color with Day Out With Thomas: The Color Tour.
The Henry Ford, a 250-acre cultural destination and National Historic Landmark in Dearborn, Michigan acquired and will preserve the Selma, Alabama home of Dr. and Mrs. Sullivan Jackson. The historic home, known as the Jackson House, served as a safe haven where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others worked, collaborated, strategized and planned the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965. The marches served as protests against the systemic racist policies within the south and raised awareness of the struggles black voters faced.
The Henry Ford announced today that General Motors Company president Mark Reuss will succeed Evan Weiner as the institution’s new Board Chair. Weiner, a trustee for The Henry Ford for nearly 20 years, has served as Board Chair since 2009. He will remain a trustee with the institution.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, in partnership with the Hagerty Drivers Foundation’s National Historic Vehicle Register, will welcome a rotating selection from the Register’s prestigious group of significant American automobiles. This special pop-up will showcase a new vehicle from the Register every six months. On January 14, the next vehicle to be featured is a 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon “Micro Bus,” the primary means of transportation for a couple at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina.
The Henry Ford announced today the addition of four new members to its Board of Trustees in 2022. Kouhaila ‘Ki’ Hammer, CPA, President and CEO of Ghafari Associates and Jon Oberheide, Co-Founder and CTO at Duo Security were elected by the board and joined the institution in March, 2022.
On August 26, 2022, 174 young inventors from participating Invention Convention Nationals programs in the United States, Mexico, Singapore, and China were honored during the second annual Invention Convention Globals, presented by Pratt & Whitney.
Starting this month, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, in partnership with the Hagerty Drivers Foundation, welcomes a rotating selection from the National Historic Vehicle Register’s prestigious group of culturally significant automobiles.
Now more than ever, teachers are finding ways to inspire outside of the classroom. Today, The Henry Ford is proud to announce the educators from across the country who have gone above and beyond for their students as part of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards, presented by Raytheon Technologies.
On November 20th, the most comprehensive collection of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments ever assembled will officially open inside the new permanent exhibit Miniature Moments – a Journey through Hallmark® Keepsake Ornaments at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
The Henry Ford is partnering with ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent transmission company in the United States, to educate and inspire its community of learners and the next generation of inventors about how electricity enables innovation.
The Henry Ford is proud to announce the return of Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals to its campus June 1-June 3, 2022. The seventh annual event once again takes place inside The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation where more than 300 students from across the country can display their inventions alongside the greatest innovations in American history.
Fireworks, muscle cars, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and all the familiar sounds of summer are back in 2022 at The Henry Ford. From a new temporary exhibition to familiar favorites, there’s something for everyone this season.
Invention Convention Michigan presented by Delta Dental of Michigan returns to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation Saturday, April 30th. The event returns to The Henry Ford’s campus. after two years of a virtual celebration with more than 160 students from grades 3-12 showcasing their innovative problem-solving skills.
Greenfield Village reopens for its 2022 season Saturday, April 16th with an exclusive members-only preview on Friday, April 15. Visitors will get a first look at the historic Detroit Central Market building over opening weekend and participate in curator-led tours through the space. The building is the first permanent addition to Greenfield Village since the Detroit, Toledo and Milwaukee Roundhouse in 2000.
Do you know a teacher who has inspired others to challenge the limits of what’s possible? The Henry Ford is once again recognizing America’s most innovative educators with the eighth annual The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards presented by Raytheon Technologies.
The Henry Ford announced it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.
The new year brings endless discovery, wonder and tradition – both time-honored and new – to The Henry Ford. Blockbuster traveling exhibits, a permanent exhibition, new experiences and familiar favorites will have something for everyone to enjoy both inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and outside in Greenfield Village in 2022.
The Henry Ford is proud to announce today the acquisition of the Lillian F. Schwartz Collection. Comprised of over 5,000 2D and 3D items, the collection contains Schwartz’s artwork, personal papers, photographs, books and more, spanning from her childhood into her late career.
Ice skating, caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, festive pop-up exhibits, and fan-favorite dining experiences make their return this holiday season at The Henry Ford. Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation are getting in the holiday spirit beginning November 22 inside the museum, and December 3, with the kick-off of Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, presented by Citizens.
How does an object get added to a museum’s collection? The Henry Ford’s latest limited-engagement exhibition, Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories answers just that, taking guests behind-the-scenes and showing how the museum continues to grow its vast collection of more than 26 million artifacts.
Tickets for The Henry Ford’s one-of-a-kind Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, presented by Meijer, are going fast. Hosted over 16 nights Oct. 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31 from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., the 40-plus-year tradition features newly imagined storybook experiences, 1,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, ghostly performances, and the return of Fall Flavor Weekend-inspired programming. Due to popular demand, and limited capacity, guests are advised to purchase tickets in advance at thf.org as only a few evening slots remain available
On August 20, 2021, 185 students from participating Invention Convention Nationals programs in the United States, Mexico, Singapore, and China were honored during the first-ever Invention Convention Globals, presented by Raytheon Technologies.
Antique automobiles, 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, fall traditions and so much more, happen only at The Henry Ford. The fun continues this fall with the return of Old Car Festival, powered by Hagerty, Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village presented by Meijer, and the opening of a brand-new temporary exhibition inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
On August 12th at 5:30 pm, The Henry Ford will host Sesame Workshop’s Akimi Gibson, Vice President & Education Publisher, Sesame Learning and Dr. Rosemarie T. Truglio, Senior Vice President, Curriculum and Content for THF Conversations: Back to School with Sesame Workshop: An Innovative Approach to Inclusion & Diversity Education. Hosted over Zoom and in collaboration with The Henry Ford’s inHub, the virtual conversation focuses on Sesame Workshop’s research on effective and innovative ways to discuss race, identity, and being an “upstander” with the youngest learners. The discussion will be hosted by The Henry Ford’s Senior Manager of Learning Services and On-Site Programs Phil Grumm.
On June 24, 2021, more than 60 students from across the nation were honored for their problem-solving inventions inspired by current global issues or difficulties found in their everyday lives, during the Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, powered by The Henry Ford. Raytheon Technologies has been a partner and presenting sponsor of Invention Convention U.S. Nationals since 2016. The sixth annual event marks the first time Raytheon Technologies has joined as the title sponsor. More than 400 award-winning K-12 inventors participated in this year’s virtual event hosted by The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation correspondent Albert Lawrence.
Music, fireworks and safe fun for the whole family will happen this summer at The Henry Ford. After a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, The Henry Ford and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) are continuing their more than 25-year partnership in 2021 with a safe expression of the traditional Salute to America event. Salute to America: Summer Stroll will take place in Greenfield Village Wednesday June 30 thru Saturday, July 3 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Member tickets are officially on sale today, May 26, with non-member tickets on sale Wednesday, June 2.
On June 15 at 6:30 pm, The Henry Ford will host Ford Performance Motorsports Global Director Mark Rushbrook, Ford GT driver Joey Hand and Multimatic Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Raj Nair for THF Conversations, Winning at Le Mans: Exploring the Ford GT’s 2016 Return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ Winner’s Circle 50 Years to the Day of Ford’s 1966 Victory. Hosted over Zoom, the discussion will be moderated by The Henry Ford’s curator of transportation, Matt Anderson.
On April 28, 2021, The Henry Ford’s Invention Convention Michigan honored student inventors for their outstanding inventions and problem-solving solutions during a virtual awards ceremony. Based on this year’s entries, 15 student inventors from across the state will be participating in the Raytheon Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, powered by The Henry Ford, taking place virtually on June 24, 2021.
The Henry Ford is excited to announce The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited opening inside the Gallery by General Motors in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Organized by the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), the traveling exhibition opens June 5, 2021 through Sept. 6, 2021 and is a version of MoMI’s ongoing The Jim Henson Exhibition, on permanent view in New York City.
Comprised of selected finalists from participating Nationals programs in the United States, Mexico, Singapore and China, the judging will take place July 27-29, with an online awards ceremony slated for August 19, 2021.
Raytheon Technologies has been a partner and presenting sponsor of Invention Convention U.S. Nationals since 2016. Held virtually, this year’s competition is anticipating more than 400 participants showcasing their inventions that solve problems they see in their every day lives and issues facing our world.
The Henry Ford is proud to announce that it has acquired the 2012 Ford Fiesta ST HFHV driven by Block in his most popular video – “KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO” - to be a prominent part of its new Driven to Win: Racing in America, presented by General Motors exhibition that will open to the public on March 27
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This 24,000 square-foot exhibition provides visitors with an in-depth look at the people, the experiences, the culture, the spectacle, the risks and the innovations centered in the world of American auto sports.
The Henry Ford is proud to announce today that the institution will host Zaretta Hammond, national education consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
The recognition highlights Hagerty’s mission to save driving and expand car culture for future generations and its commitment to generating content and experiences for automotive enthusiasts around the world.
The endorsement is given by AAoM to businesses and organizations in Michigan who demonstrate a conscious effort to accommodate and include individuals with autism in community activities that all families enjoy.