History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • January 3, February 7, March 6, March 20, April 3, May 1

Join us the first Friday of each month as Historical Resources staff members dig through our vast archival and library collections to tell the stories of items that aren't usually on exhibit. Photos, scrapbooks, letters, books and more await. We'll look at a different topic each time, so check out our calendar of events for this month's theme.

Monthly Themes January – March 2020:

History Outside The Box - Mary Gray Paper Doll 

January 3, 2020


McGloughlin Brothers
Saige Jedele, Associate Curator, Digital Content
Location: Museum Promenade

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Mary Gray Paper Doll, 1864-1870

History Outside The Box - Sixth Street Market

February 7, 2020


Black Farm Families
Presented by: Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Sixth Street Market (Typical Vegetable Men), Richmond, Virginia, 1908

History Outside The Box - Alexander Hamilton Portrait

March 6, 2020


Alexander Hamilton in the Archives
Presented by: Lauren Brady, Reference Archivist
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, a 1929 Print Based on a John Trumbull Painting