History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • June 7, June 28, July 5, July 26, August 2, September 6, October 4

Featured Topics

500 HP Block

June 7, 2019


“A 500-HP Block of Dynamite” – the Novi Engine in the Indy 500, 1941-1965
Presented by: Sam Rood, Research Support Specialist
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Featured Artifact: Dave Friedman Collection--Photographs--Digital Images--1963 Indianapolis 500--Item 209

Rover Guard Dog

June 28, 2019


Rover: The Guard of Cotswold Cottage
Presented by: Lauren Brady, Reference Archivist
Location: Cotswold Cottage
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Featured Artifact: "Rover" the Dog at Cotswold Cottage in Greenfield Village, 1932 

Ford and Son - Cork. Ireland 

July 5, 2019


Henry Ford and Son, Cork, Ireland
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Clutch Housing Line, Ford Plant at Cork, Ireland, February 1929

Earth To The Moon 

July 26, 2019


From the Earth to the Moon to the Archives
Presented by: Jim Orr, Image Services Specialist
Location: Wright Cycle Shop
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Ford Advertisement, "Within Two Years Ford Will Land a Space Vehicle on the Moon," 1960

Portrait of Robert Propst 

August 2, 2019


"The Real Nature of Good Design": Robert Propst and the Herman Miller Research Corporation, 1958-1985
Presented by: Sam Rood, Research Support Specialist
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Featured Artifact: Portraits of Robert Propst

Wizard Of Oz 

September 6, 2019


Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road: A History of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Presented by: Shannon Rossi, Collections Specialist-Cataloger
Location: Museum Promenade
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Featured Artifact: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," 1900

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