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April 6, 2022
Greenfield Village Reopens for 2022 Season April 16 with First Permanent Addition in More Than 20 Years
Members-only preview on April 15
(Dearborn, Mich. – April 6, 2022) - 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.
Originally located in the shadow of old city hall, now known as Cadillac Square, The Detroit Central Market helped feed millions of Detroiters between 1861 through 1893. Like the farmers markets of today, the market was a commercial center, a hub of entrepreneurship and a community space where family, friends and neighbors congregated and socialized. In 2003, The Henry Ford acquired the building, saving it from demolition.
During opening weekend, the building will be fully accessible with curator-led discussions featuring the building’s architecture and history. A formal dedication to commemorate the structure will take place June 10-12 with additional programming to follow, including dramatic vignettes, cooking demonstrations, local vendors, activities for kids and more.
Guests will also have a chance to participate in Easter activities at Firestone Farm throughout the weekend, including egg dying on Saturday and an egg roll/hunt on Sunday. Ford Home and Edison Homestead will also feature craft activities on Saturday. The Easter Bunny will be making rounds throughout Sunday, including a visit to the new Detroit Central Market.
With the opening of the village, comes the return of signature programming. After a two-year absence, Thomas the Tank Engine™ is pulling back into the station at Greenfield Village May 13th -15th and 20th - 22nd. Day Out With Thomas™, presented locally by Meijer, includes all-day access to a scheduled train ride, magic shows, storytelling, bubble activities, arts and crafts, live music and more. Tickets for members go on sale April 6th. Tickets for the general public go on sale April 13th.
Through June 19, the village will be open to the public Thursday-Monday and to members for Members-Only Strolling Days Tuesday-Wednesday. The village will shift to seven-day public operations June 20. For updates on hours, tickets and more, visit thf.org or follow The Henry Ford on social media @thehenryford.
About The Henry Ford
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thf.org, its national television series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Invention Convention Worldwide, the growing affiliation of organizations fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in K-12 students, The Henry Ford inspires individuals to unlock their potential and help shape a better future.