Press Release

November 8, 2019

This GivingTuesday Help The Henry Ford Bring a Historic Piece of Detroit to Greenfield Village

(Dearborn, Mich. – Nov. 8, 2019) – This GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019, The Henry Ford is asking for help with its next major building project in Greenfield Village. Throughout the day, all donations made to will go towards installing the Detroit Central Farmers Market in Greenfield Village. In addition, every donation made will be matched by longtime supporters of The Henry Ford, Don and Mary Kosch, doubling the impact of each contribution.

“The Detroit Central Farmers Market reinforces our commitment to sustainability and preserving our nation’s agricultural heritage,” said Patricia Mooradian, president & CEO, The Henry Ford. “With it, we can provide an inspiring environment where members of the agricultural community can once again gather, collaborate and innovate for the future.”

Originally located in the shadow of old city hall, now known as Cadillac Square,The Detroit Central Farmers 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.

Once restored, the market will be reconstructed at Washington Boulevard and Junction Street in Greenfield Village. It will serve as a place where visitors can learn about food, farming, healthy eating and agricultural innovation from the past, present and future.  Visitors to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, can learn more about the Detroit Farmers Market during a curator chat on November 29th and #GivingTuesday, December 3rd from 1 - 2 pm.

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

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, its national television programs, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Did I Mention Invention? and other resources, The Henry Ford helps individuals of all kinds to unlock their potential and help shape a better future. The Henry Ford advanced its role as a catalyst for change in education with the acquisition of The STEMIE Coalition, a growing affiliation of organizations dedicated to fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in students, K-12. With this merger, The Henry Ford is now home to the Michigan Invention Convention and the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, during which thousands of students from across the United States participate.

For more information:
Melissa Foster, Media and Film Relations Manager, 313-982-6126