Curator Conversation:
Freedmen’s Bureau

Celebrate Black History

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • February 2 & 23, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Location: Museum Plaza
The Freedmen’s Bureau began in March 1865 as a U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people in need of food and lodging. It supported new citizens eager to attain an education, enter into contracts to protect their economic interests, and vote. Congress did not reauthorize the Bureau in 1872 and services ended in June of that year. Join curator Debra Reid, Ph.D, to learn about the U.S. government agency designed to serve four million newly freed people as documented in the collections of The Henry Ford.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $22.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $24.00
Youth (5-11) Free $18.00
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

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