The Henry Ford announced today the acquisition of a Navya Autonom Shuttle. Donated by Mcity, a public-private connected and automated vehicle research partnership led by the University of Michigan, the vehicle was used as part of the first driverless shuttle project in the United States focused on user behavior. The research project studied how passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers interacted with the autonomous vehicle. With the shuttle, The Henry Ford also receives the extensive data processed by market research firm J.D. Power regarding rider interaction, providing a window into the reactions, concerns and doubts from some of the very first passengers to experience this technology in a routine setting.
Linda Apsey, President and CEO of ITC Holdings Corp. and Carla Walker-Miller, Founder and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services (WMES), have been elected to serve three-year terms as members of the Board of Trustees at The Henry Ford. Apsey and Walker-Miller join 23 other business and civic leaders from national and global organizations.
Taking place over 15 nights, beginning Oct. 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31 from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., this year’s event has been reimagined to ensure every guest’s visit is safe, responsible, and filled with spooky-fun.
This unprecedented partnership will deliver customized course materials and user experiences through a new virtual-learning platform powered by The Henry Ford, offering free and subscription-based resources to assist educators, students, and workforce in learning how to apply innovative thinking to their daily lives.
Due to the popularity of its limited-engagement exhibition, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is returning to a seven-day operation. Beginning August 3, 2020, guests can visit the museum every day between the hours of 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Innovation doesn’t stop during a pandemic, which is why The Henry Ford made the decision to move this year’s Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, presented by Raytheon Technologies, to an online competition. This year, the competition is anticipating 500 participants showcasing their inventions that solve problems facing our world.
As the country continues to grapple with the Coronavirus pandemic The Henry Ford announced temporary staffing changes to help alleviate the long-term impact of the current economic downturn. The institution will remain closed through May 31.
On March 26, 2020, guests are invited to join The Henry Ford for the official preview party celebrating the Midwest premiere of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, the world’s first and most extensive exhibition covering the more than 80-year legacy and impact of the Marvel Universe.
Making its Midwest debut, the exhibition features more than 300 original artifacts, including Marvel’s earliest comic book, iconic props and costumes from film favorites, rare, hand-drawn images of iconic heroes by the artists who first designed them and more.
This 24,000 square-foot exhibition provides visitors 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.
Mo Rocca, host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, will discuss his new book, MOBITUARIES: Great Lives Worth Reliving with guest moderator Ann Delisi, host of WDET’s Essential Music and Essential Conversations.
Innovate is a brand-new interdisciplinary online curriculum geared toward middle school students designed to accelerate a student’s innovative mindset and provide opportunities to identify and solve problems in their own school, community and world.
With more than 50 costumed characters, including storybook favorites from Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Sleepy Hollow and other classic tales, you never know what you’ll encounter along the enchanted path lit by over 1,000 hand carved jack-o’-lanterns during Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village presented by Meijer, Oct. 11-13, 17-20 and 24-27.
The Henry Ford announces the acquisition of the largest collection of diner materials in the country, put together by the leading expert on the subject, Richard J.S. Gutman. Acquisition Positions The Henry Ford as Primary Source in Roadside Architecture and Design in U.S.
The Henry Ford is proud to announce the winners of the fifth annual The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. These awards recognize the educators from all over the country who are using the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking among their students.
The Henry Ford announced today the launch of the William Davidson Foundation Initiative for Entrepreneurship, made possible by a $1.5 million grant, that allows the institution to provide the next generation of entrepreneurs with hands-on learning opportunities.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and The Henry Ford have collaborated on a project to bring a rare, historic Stradivarius violin to the stage of one of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls.
Encounter characters from Wonderland, Oz, Sleepy Hollow and other classic tales along a path lit with more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins during Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village presented by Meijer, Oct. 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28.
Visitors to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation this fall can see the iconic depictions of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms by artist Norman Rockwell October 13, 2018 through January 13, 2019.
The Henry Ford and the STEMIE Coalition announced today they are joining forces to bring invention and entrepreneur education to students around the world through The Henry Ford’s unparalleled Archive of American Innovation and STEMIE’s global reach through its network of affiliate and partner organizations.
On July 28 -29, hundreds of makers from across the globe will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Maker Faire Detroit is the Midwest’s largest two-day festival dedicated to unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and forward thinking.
The nation’s top student inventors will compete on June 1st at the third annual K-12 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) presented by United Technologies Corporation at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan.
Beginning May 5, guests can go inside the minds of two of the 20th century’s most influential designers, Charles and Ray Eames, at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Making its U.S. premiere, The World of Charles and Ray Eames, explores the couple’s careers and the extraordinary work of the Eames Office.
The Henry Ford, PNC Bank, N.A. and PNC Foundation will offer year-round early childhood programming at the historic destination, it was announced today. Under a new three-year, $210,000 sponsorship, PNC Bank will help The Henry Ford provide STEAM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) programming for preschool visitors to the museum.
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.