Southeast Michigan cultural institutions are proud to announce they have partnered to form the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA), with the mission to become more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities. Founding institutions include: The Henry Ford, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Zoological Society, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Arab American National Museum, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. CultureSource is also a supporting partner of MACA.
The Henry Ford’s signature events had a record-setting year in 2017. Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village drew in more than 67,000 guests and Holiday Nights broke records for the third year in a row with more than 93,000 guests.
Hundreds of award-winning K-12 inventors from across the nation and around the world will gather at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation on June 1, 2018 to compete for top awards in youth invention at The STEMIE Coalition’s annual National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) presented by United Technologies Corporation. Mo Rocca, star of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation on CBS will serve as emcee for the NICEE Awards Ceremony.
The Henry Ford announced the new acquisition of a 1972 Blue Box, designed and built by Steve Wozniak and marketed for sale by Steve Jobs. Created to make free illegal phone calls, Blue Boxes were the first joint business venture between the two innovators, three years before the founding of Apple Computer Inc. in 1976.
Experience a new path lit by more than 1,000 hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns and meet costumed characters including the Mad Hatter and March Hare who will be having a tea party with the Queen of Hearts, the Bride of Frankenstein, Madam Zaza and more during Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, Oct. 13-15, 19-22 and 26-29.
Beginning October 14, 2017, visitors to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will be inspired by the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters, with The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive 10,000 square foot exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.
The Henry Ford will open its newest permanent exhibition, Mathematica: A World of Numbers…And Beyond inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Conceptualized, designed and realized by Charles and Ray Eames in 1961, the exhibition conveys the world of numbers and mathematics through interactivity to make the subject more digestible for everyone. Mathematica uses kinetic installations, models, timelines, quotations, imagery, and physical interaction to explain mathematical phenomena, ideas and applications.
On September 9-10, America’s longest-running antique car show returns to Greenfield Village to immerse guests in the moving stories, sounds and innovations of the early automotive era. This year’s Old Car Festival celebrates the centennial of Lincoln Motor Company and brings to life the eras of American history represented by more than 600 historic vehicles dating from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.
On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will host world-famous artist and designer, Paul Frank as he shares an in-depth look at the 22-year history of his brand in honor of the limited-engagement exhibit House Industries: A Type of Learning. During the evening, Paul Frank himself will reveal how he created a global phenomenon starting with the hand crafted accessories he made in his garage and his iconic cast of characters, including “Julius the Monkey.”
Maker Faire Detroit is the Midwest’s largest two-day festival dedicated to unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and forward thinking. Now in its eighth year, the event welcomes GE Digital Detroit as presenting sponsor. Featuring robots, rockets, virtual reality, 3D printing, handmade crafts, life-size sculptures, hands-on activities, demonstrations and much more, Maker Faire Detroit has something for the whole family.
The Henry Ford will host a special screening of The 24 Hour War, a documentary highlighting the historic Ford-Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans, inside the Giant Screen Experience. The evening also features a panel discussion moderated comedian, radio personality, actor and podcaster Adam Carolla, film’s director/producer, and includes guests Henry Ford III, Raj Nair, Executive Vice President and President, North America for Ford Motor Company and members of Ford Motor Company’s Le Mans program.
The Henry Ford announced today that the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass, its newest permanent exhibition inside Greenfield Village, is now open. The new gallery traces the history of American glassmaking from the 18th century through the present, including works by important designers like Louis Comfort Tiffany and contemporary masters of the Studio Glass movement.
Henry Ford Academy, a four-year public charter high school located on the campus of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, celebrates its 20th anniversary as a successful example of public schools in public spaces.
Join The Henry Ford and House Industries to celebrate the opening of the new limited-engagement exhibition House Industries: A Type of Learning. The evening kicks-off at 6:30 pm on June 8 at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation with short presentations from House Industries co-founders Andy Cruz and Rich Roat plus their longtime co-conspirator Ken Barber.
The Henry Ford announced today that William C. Ford III has been elected to serve a three-year term as a member of its Board of Trustees. Ford joins 23 other business, civic and education leaders on the institution’s board.
Hendrik Meijer, executive chairman of Meijer, Inc. in Grand Rapids, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees at The Henry Ford. Meijer joins 23 other business, civic and education leaders on the institution’s board.
The Henry Ford announced today that Eliza Hudson Kontulis has been elected to serve a three-year term as a member of its Board of Trustees. Kontulis joins 23 other business, civic and education leaders on the institution’s board.
The call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2017 at The Henry Ford. Now in its eighth year, this unique, two-day, family-friendly event welcomes GE Digital Detroit as presenting sponsor. Maker Faire Detroit will be held July 29-30, 2017, from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will host innovator and founder of Black Girls CODE Kimberly Bryant to share her personal story, as part of its Innovator Speakers Series at 1 pm inside the museum plaza.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation celebrates the problem solvers who dream big and make a difference during National Engineers Week, February 17 -25. The week’s activities include special guest speakers, demonstrations from Kettering University and the University of Michigan, the early release of the new film – “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” inside the Giant Screen Experience and hands-on activities for all ages.
The Henry Ford is proud to announce it will be changing the name of Henry Ford Museum to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation beginning today, January 23, 2017. While the name of the overall destination remains The Henry Ford, the organization is extending Henry Ford Museum’s name to better convey the core idea of innovation that threads throughout its key collection.
The Henry Ford’s attractions and signature events had a record-setting year in 2016 with more than 1.78 million guests visiting the institution’s campus, a five-percent increase from 2015. This is the highest attendance for the institution since 2012.
Starting November 5 through April 2, 2017, guests to Henry Ford Museum can take a closer look at one family’s unique story preserved through their collection of clothing spanning generations inside the new temporary exhibition American Style and Spirit: 130 Years of Fashions and Lives of an Entrepreneurial family.
On October 14, 2016, The Henry Ford will open the new Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery inside Henry Ford Museum. Spanning the Studio Glass movement’s founding in 1962 through the present, the new glass gallery features The Henry Ford’s world-class collection and showcases key artists’ creativity and ingenuity.
The Henry Ford announced today that in partnership with Litton Entertainment, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation has been honored for the second consecutive year by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class.
New site provides visitors with a user-friendly experience on any device and makes it easy to plan a visit, buy tickets and dive deeper into the more than 52,000 digitized artifacts and inspiring and educational stories from The Henry Ford’s Archive of American Innovation.
Now in its seventh year, the two-day, family-friendly event promises to bring makers from all over the nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity and resourcefulness through unique displays and hands-on activities.
The Henry Ford announced today that in partnership with Litton Entertainment, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation has been honored for the second consecutive year by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with three nominations for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, The Henry Ford will host New York Times bestselling authors, former Secret Service agent Clint Hill and co-author Lisa McCubbin to discuss their new book, “Five Presidents- My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.” Guests will hear the fascinating firsthand accounts of Mr. Hill’s 17 year career protecting the highest office in the nation.
Starting April 4th, guests will get a re-invented cinematic experience complete with new 4K digital state-of-the-art projection system, sound, screen and seating when The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience opens. The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience will feature unique programs including a venue for the Cinetopia International Film Festival in June, a Thursday Night Flix series and feature films that further explore the people, places, themes and ideas that bring the American experience to life.
Get ready for the British Invasion at Henry Ford Museum. Beginning April 30, 2016, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will take visitors on an unprecedented journey of the Fab Four’s ground-breaking career that’s not to be missed. The Magical History Tour offers guests the opportunity to retrace the steps of the Beatles and the way in which they changed the music industry and influenced American pop culture with the best private collection ever assembled, that highlights their formatives years in Liverpool and Hamburg, the screaming fans across the world and goes into the studio for the creation of some of the most innovative music in history.
Beginning January 9 through February 28, auto enthusiasts will have the very rare opportunity to look under the hoods of some of the most iconic vehicles ever made during Engines Exposed at Henry Ford Museum. More than 50 vehicles inside the Driving America exhibit will have their hoods popped, including a first-time look at the 1896 Ford Quadricycle, the 1932 Ford V8, the 1937 Cord 812 and the 1962 Ford Mustang I.