Press Releases

Enjoy our latest press releases and announcements of new acquisitions and exhibits, upcoming events, and organizational improvements.

2024 Press Releases

March 25, 2024

Day Out With Thomas™: The Bubble Tour is Heading to The Henry Ford for a Train Ride Adventure

All Aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine, everyone’s favorite #1 blue engine, is coming to town and bringing a bubbly new spin to Day Out With Thomas events. For the first time ever, Thomas & Friends will be celebrating the magic of bubbles with Day Out With Thomas: The Bubble Tour. The Bubble Tour will be stopping at The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village May 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19, 2024.

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March 20, 2024

Greenfield Village Welcomes the 2024 Season with a New Restaurant and Upgrades to the Venue

Greenfield Village reopens for the season Saturday, April 13 with an exclusive members-only preview on Friday, April 12. This year, guests will experience the familiar charm of the village along with some new features, including a new restaurant and revamped Greenfield Village Store.

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March 15, 2024

Greenfield Village Glassblower Featured on Netflix Series Blown Away

The Henry Ford’s Glass Shop Lead, Ryan Thompson is featured on season four of the Netflix series, Blown Away. Thompson, faces nine other incredible glassblowers from around the country. Thompson, a native of Sandusky, Ohio has been with the glass shop in Greenfield Village for more than six years.

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February 1, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with Special Programming at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation presented by Ford Motor Company Fund

Join us at Henry Ford Museum during Black History Month for performances, guided tours, and a special pop-up exhibit that focuses on the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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January 24, 2023

The Borg-Warner Trophy™ and Team Penske’s 2023 Indy 500-Winning Car on Display Now Through Feb. 2 at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The Borg-Warner Trophy and the No. 2 Shell Powering Progress Dallara/Chevrolet are on display in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation through Feb. 2, 2024.

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January 9, 2024

™PAW Patrol: Adventure Play Helps Save The Day at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Kids and families can now play and save the day with the heroic PAW Patrol pups, at the brand-new PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibit, open to the public February 18, 2024, at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Based on the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which is produced by Spin Master Entertainment and airs on Nickelodeon, this interactive exhibit gives kids and their grownups an opportunity to run rescue missions and work together to overcome challenges in a fun and immersive environment.

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2023 Press Releases

November 17, 2023

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation Welcomes the 1918 Cadillac Type 57 from the National Historic Vehicle Register

The 1918 Cadillac Type 57, with engine number 57A704, is currently on display in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation’s National Historic Vehicle Register exhibit, powered by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation. On display until July 2024, this vehicle has a strong connection to America’s involvement in World War I.

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November 6, 2023

The Henry Ford is Taking Significant Steps to Ensure Respectful Repatriation of Cultural Items as Defined by NAGPRA

The Henry Ford recently discovered Native American Cultural items that may be subject to NAGPRA, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The institution is embarking on a transformative journey guided by the principles of NAGPRA and taking significant steps to ensure the respectful repatriation of cultural items to their rightful Tribal nations, through a call for consultation. No ancestral remains were identified.

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October 4, 2023

Enjoy Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village for 18 Evenings This December

Experience the magical aroma of roasting chestnuts and warming bonfires while the sounds of carolers and fiddlers fill the air at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, presented by Citizens.

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October 2, 2023

Erb Family Foundation Commits $5 million to The Henry Ford’s Jackson House Project

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.

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September 18, 2023

The Henry Ford Announces Farm to School Lunch Initiatives Including Endowment for Henry Ford Academy's Lunch Program

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.

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August 22, 2023

Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village presented by Meijer

The Henry Ford’s Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village presented by Meijer is a one-of-a-kind tradition showcasing harvest markets, over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns, costumed storybook characters and ghostly performances. Hosted over 16 evenings Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., the enchanting event is designed for guests to stroll through the village at their own pace, for a personalized festive or frightful experience.

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August 17, 2023

Old Car Festival Powered by Hagerty

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of America’s longest-running antique car show, Old Car Festival, powered by Hagerty on Sept. 9-10 in Greenfield Village.

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July 19, 2023

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation Features a 1952 Hudson Hornet as part of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation’s Display

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.

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July 18, 2023

The Henry Ford Announces Mandela: The Official Exhibition in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation October 21, 2023 – January 15, 2024

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.

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May 1, 2023

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is the premiere venue for Julia Child: A Recipe for Life May 20-September 10

A new traveling exhibition will make its debut at The Henry Ford when Julia Child: A Recipe for Life opens in The Gallery by General Motors in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation May 20.

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April 26, 2023

Day Out With Thomas™: The Color Tour is Heading to The Henry Ford for a Colorful Train Ride Adventure

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.

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April 17, 2023

The Henry Ford Acquires and will Preserve Selma, Alabama Home in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Planned the Selma-to-Montgomery Marches in 1965

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.

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March 13, 2023

The Henry Ford Welcomes Ellen Hill Zeringue as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

The Henry Ford is pleased to welcome Ellen Hill Zeringue as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the institution.

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March 7, 2023

General Motors President Mark Reuss named Board Chair for The Henry Ford

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.

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January 10, 2023

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation to Showcase A 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon “Micro Bus” as part of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation’s National Historic Vehicle Register Display

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.

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2022 Press Releases

November 4, 2022

New Members join The Henry Ford Board of Trustees

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.

August 29, 2022

Second Annual Invention Convention Globals presented by Pratt & Whitney Honors 174 Young Inventors from Across Two Hemispheres, Four Countries

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.

August 24, 2022

1985 Modena Spyder “Ferris Bueller Car” on Display at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation as part of Hagerty Drivers Foundation Showcase

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.

August 18, 2022

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards, presented by Raytheon Technologies Recognizes America’s Most Inspiring Educators

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.

July 25, 2022

Miniature Moments – A Journey through Hallmark® Keepsake Ornaments Featuring Nearly 7,000 Ornaments Opens inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Nov. 20th, 2022

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.

June 20, 2022

The Henry Ford partners with ITC to expand energy education and inspire 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.

May 25, 2022

Student Inventors from Across the Country Return to The Henry Ford for Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals June 1 – June 3, 2022

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.

May 11, 2022

Summer Happens at The Henry Ford with Motor Muster Powered by Hagerty, Salute to America, and more

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.

May 4, 2022

The Henry Ford Receives $3 Million from the Mort & Brigitte Harris Foundation

The Henry Ford announced today that it has received a $3 million gift from the Mort & Brigitte Harris Foundation.

April 25, 2022

The Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume Opens June 25, 2022, inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The Henry Ford today announced the June 25, 2022 opening of Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume in partnership with the Walt Disney Archives.

April 20, 2022

Invention Convention Michigan Presented by Delta Dental of Michigan Returns Onsite to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation April 30

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.

April 6, 2022

Greenfield Village Reopens for 2022 Season April 16 with First Permanent Addition in More Than 20 Years

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.

February 23, 2022

Final Call for Entries for The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards presented by Raytheon Technologies

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.

February 9, 2022

The Henry Ford Announces Partnership with Access Program for Low-Income Families, Museums for All

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.

January 5, 2022

The Henry Ford Announces New Experiences and Exhibitions for 2022

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.