History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • Virtual Event: January 15, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4
  • Location: Hosted on Instagram



Monthly Themes:

Central Park in Winter - History Outside the Box

Wintertime Fun in the Archives!


January 15, 2021
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram

Featured Artifact: Central Park in Winter, New York, New York, circa 1900

The Ford Summer Hour - History Outside the Box

Ford Motor Company Radio and TV Programs


February 5, 2021
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Advertising Poster, "The Ford Summer Hour," 1939

Lyn St. James - History Outside the Box

Racing into Women's History Month with Lyn St. James


March 5, 2021
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Lyn St. James Suited Up in Racecar Giving a "Thumbs Up," 2008

Space Pilot - History Outside the Box

Children’s Books in the Library


April 2, 2021
Presented by: Sarah Andrus, Librarian
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: "I Want to be a Space Pilot," 1961

Bowling Team - History Outside the Box

Ford Motor Company Employee Clubs and Activities


May 7, 2021
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: Ford Office Girls Bowling Team at Melvindale Bowling Alley, November 1943

Travel A La Car - History Outside the Box

Travel Literature & the 65th Anniversary of the Federal Highway System


June 4, 2021
Presented by: Lauren Brady, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Featured Artifact: "Travel a la Car," 1954