History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • Virtual Event: November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, and June 2
  • Location: Hosted on Instagram - Stories Available for 24 Hours



Monthly Themes:

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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; Eleanor Glenn, 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

Burros: Small Donkeys, Big Duties

Burros: Small Donkeys, Big Duties


January 6, 2023
Presented by: Deb Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Learn more about burros, donkeys (and mules) as documented in The Henry Ford’s collections.

Knitting

Knitting in the Stacks


February 3, 2023
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Get ready to k1 p2 as we work our way through patterns, photographs, and other knitting related materials in our collections.

Mary Von Mach

Mary Von Mach: Pilot and Pioneer


March 3, 2023
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist 
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Learn about Mary E. Von Mach, the first woman to earn a pilot's license in the state of Michigan and charter member of the Ninety-Nines.

WW2 Food Vans

Ford WWII Emergency Food Vans


April 7, 2023
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist 
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

This month we’ll take a look at Ford’s war effort in Britain during the second World War through food vans and other initiatives.

Milking

Milking and More


May 5, 2023
Presented by: Deb Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment 
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Most milk marketed in the United States comes from cows, but cows are just one source, and milk just one dairy product.

FMC Photos

Do you have any Ford photos? FMC Photographic Collections


June 2, 2023
Presented by: Jim Orr, Image Services Specialist 
Location: Hosted on Instagram.

Join us for a look into the Photographic Vertical File Series, an expansive assembly of images relating to Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company, from 1860-1980.




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