Fire Damage, Henry Ford Museum, August 9, 1970

Summary

A fire broke out in the Henry Ford Museum on August 9, 1970. As soon as local firefighters had put out the blaze the museum staff began to assess the damage. Several exhibits and hundreds of artifacts were lost. Clean up started immediately and unaffected areas of the museum reopened two days later. Complete repairs took over a year.

A fire broke out in the Henry Ford Museum on August 9, 1970. As soon as local firefighters had put out the blaze the museum staff began to assess the damage. Several exhibits and hundreds of artifacts were lost. Clean up started immediately and unaffected areas of the museum reopened two days later. Complete repairs took over a year.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

09 August 1970

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.N.B.56147

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 5 in

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