History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • First Friday of Every Month
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: Museum Promenade

Free and Open to the Pubilc

Featured Topics

Erwin "Cannon Ball" Baker

June 1, 2018

Cannon Ball Baker and the Cannonball Run
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist

Featured Artifact: Erwin "Cannon Ball" Baker at the Controls of the 1902 Ford "999" Race Car, 1956

Sports Illustrated Featuring Curt Flood, August 1968

July 6, 2018

Outta the Park: Highlights of Baseball and Softball Materials from the Collections at The Henry Ford
Presented by: Robin Derminer, Digital Imaging Archivist

Featured Artifact: Magazine, "Sports Illustrated" Issue Featuring Curt Flood, August 19, 1968

Sketch of circa 1840 Wagon Train, Wyoming

August 3, 2018

Wagon Ho! Many Fail to Make it all the way to Oregon
Presented by: Stephanie Lucas, Research Specialist

Featured Artifact: Sketch of circa 1840 Wagon Train at Independence Rock, Sweetwater River and Devil's Rock, Wyoming

"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," 1900

September 7, 2018

Back to School: Early Children’s Books
Presented by: Sarah Andrus, Librarian

Featured Artifact: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," 1900

Ford Motor Company Ship "Henry Ford II" at the Rouge Plant,circa 1949

October 5, 2018

Coal, Cars, and Coke: The Rouge River and Ford Shipping, 1924-1941
Presented by: Sam Rood, Research Support Specialist

Featured Artifact: Ford Motor Company Ship "Henry Ford II" at the Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, circa 1949

WWI Food Production and Rationing

November 2, 2018

WWI Food Production and Rationing
Presented by: Deb Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment and
Liz Konopka, The Henry Ford Intern, University of Toledo, History

Thomas Sato on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, Maryland, 1921

December 7, 2018

Thomas Sato: Henry Ford’s Japanese Chef
Presented by: Ryan Jelso, Associate Curator, Digital Content

Featured Artifact: Thomas Sato on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, Maryland, 1921