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  • Virtual Event: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2
  • Location: Hosted on Instagram - Stories Available for 24 Hours



Monthly Themes:

Lunchtime

Lunchtime at Ford Motor Company 


January 7, 2022
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Ford Motor Company Employees Eat Thanksgiving Dinner on the Job at the Highland Park Plant

Acquisition of Lincoln Motor

Ford Buys Lincoln: the 100thYear Anniversary


February 4, 2022
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Henry Ford, Edsel Ford, Henry Leland, and Wilfred Leland at Acquisition of Lincoln Motor Company by Ford Motor Company

Cookbook

Cookbooks at the Benson Ford Research Center


March 4, 2022
Presented by: Sarah Andrus, Librarian
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Recipe Booklet, "The Cook is in the Parlour Cookbook from Campbell's Soups and Minute Rice,"

Disney's Magic Skyway

Ride Walt Disney’s Magic Skyway


April 1, 2022
Presented by: Jim Orr, Image Services Specialist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Entering the Transparent Tunnel of the Magic Skyway Ride, Ford Pavilion, New York World's Fair

Memorial Day

Grand Army of the Republic and the Origins of Memorial Day


May 6, 2022
Presented by: Laura Myles, Collections Specialist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Garland Their Graves: A Decoration Day and Memorial Service Song Book, for the G.A.R. and Kindred Orders

Offenhauser Engine

Leo Goossen, the Man Behind the Drawings


June 3, 2022
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Supercharger Assembly Drawing, Offenhauser Engine

Earhart

Still Unsolved: 85 Years After the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart


July 1, 2022
Presented by: Shannon Rossi, Collections Specialist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Portrait of Amelia Earhart

HOTB_August

What Blueprints? The Ford Motor Company Part Drawing Collection, 1903-1957


August 5, 2022
Presented by: Jim Orr, Image Services Specialist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Ford Motor Company Engineering Staff in Main Drafting Room, circa 1952

HOTB_Sept

War of 1812 Materials at the Benson Ford Research Center


September 2, 2022
Presented by: Laura Myles, Collections Specialist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: An Improved Map of the United States by Shelton & Kensett, 1813

HOTB_October

Periodicals of the Benson Ford Research Center


October 7, 2022
Presented by: Sarah Andrus, Librarian
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Fortune Magazine, April 1946

HOTB_november

Good Housekeeping: Conservators Keep Greenfield Village Looking Its Best


November 4, 2022
Presented by: Marlene Gray, Senior Conservator; Claire Zimmeth, Conservation Specialist; Jordan Taylor, Conservation Specialist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.
HOTB_December

Ford Motor Company Bond Drives


December 2, 2022
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Ford Employee R. L. Walker Buying a War Bond at the Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1943




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