History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • First Friday of Every Month
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: Benson Ford Research Center Lobby

Free and Open to the Pubilc

Featured Topics

Eagle Boat #57, Rouge Plant, April 1919

January 5, 2018

Ford Motor Company and WWI
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist

Featured Artifact: Eagle Boat #57 Assembly at Ford Motor Company Rouge Plant, April 1919

Mechanical Valentine, circa 1920

February 2, 2018

Just Another Hallmark Holiday? A Brief History of Valentine’s Day 
Presented by: Linda Skolarus, Reference Librarian

Featured Artifact: Mechanical Valentine, "Radio Me and I'll Radio You, Be My Valentine, I'm Your Valentine" circa 1920

Fordson Tractor, 1917

March 2, 2018

Ford Farms
Presented by: Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment 

Featured Artifact: Fordson Tractor Pulling Hay Wagon at Henry Ford Farms, 1917

Eva Tanguay in Costume, circa 1911-1920

April 6, 2018

Eva Tanguay, Vaudeville’s Star
Presented by: Jeanie Miller, Curator of Domestic Life

Featured Artifact: Eva Tanguay in Costume, circa 1911-1920

Sketch of circa 1840 Wagon Train

May 4, 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 Heading for Fort Bridges, Wyoming

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