History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • September 16, September 28, October 4, October 5, October 21, November 1, December 6

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90th Anniversary Edison Schools 

September 16, 2019


90th Anniversary of the First Day of School at the Edison Institute
Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Scotch Settlement School in Greenfield Village
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Featured Artifact: Edison Institute Schools Students in Class, Giddings Family Home, Greenfield Village, September 1944

Central Market Artifact 

September 28, 2019


Central Market
Jim Johnson, Curator of Historic Structures and Landscapes
Location: Edison Illuminating Company Station A
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Featured Artifact: Central Market in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, circa 1890

Aloha_Wanderwell_Baker 

October 4, 2019


Aloha Wanderwell Baker
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Driver Aloha Wanderwell on the Hoist Lifting Her Ford Model T from Aboard Ship, Shanghai, China, 1924

Central Market Artifact 

October 5, 2019


Central Market II
Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment
Location: Edison Illuminating Company Station A
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Featured Artifact: Central Market in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, circa 1890


Lights Golden Jubilee 

October 21, 2019


90th anniversary of the Light’s Golden Jubilee
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist
Location: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, in front of Irving Bacon painting (just across from Genius At Play store)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Featured Artifact: Light's Golden Jubilee and Dedication of Edison Institute by Irving Bacon, Painted 1945


Diderot's Encyclopedia 

November 1, 2019


Diderot’s Encyclopedia
Presented by: Linda Skolarus, Reference Librarian
Location: Museum Promenade (Free and open to the public)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: "Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts libéraux et les arts méchaniques, avec leur explication," Volume 10, 1772


Sharing Space near Andover 

December 6, 2019


Sharing Space near Andover, Connecticut: The Daggett Farm (1750s) and the Kelley Farm (1950s)
Presented by: Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment and Jim Johnson, Curator of Historic Structures and Landscapes
Location: Museum Promenade (Free and open to the public)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.