History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • First Friday of Every Month
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Museum Promenade

Free and Open to the Pubilc

Featured Topics

Norman Rockwell Creating the Painting "Henry Ford, The Boy Who Put the World on Wheels" for Ford Motor Company, 1951-1952


January 4, 2019

Ford Motor Company and Norman Rockwell
Presented by: Charles Sable, Curator of Decorative Arts

Featured Artifact: Norman Rockwell Creating the Painting "Henry Ford, The Boy Who Put the World on Wheels" for Ford Motor Company, 1951-1952

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


February 1, 2019

Aloha Wanderwell
Presented by: Janice Unger, Processing Archivist

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

Design Drawing, "Triple Eyes," Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, 1971


March 1, 2019

Designs by Alexander Girard
Presented by: Katherine White, Associate Curator, Digital Content

Featured Artifact: Design Drawing, "Triple Eyes," Designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller, 1971

Ford Village Industries, Newburgh Drill Plant, Livonia, Michigan, 1942


April 5, 2019

Rouge River over Time
Presented by: Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment, and Ryan Jelso, Associate Curator, Digital Content

Featured Artifact: Ford Village Industries, Newburgh Drill Plant, Livonia, Michigan, 1942

Library (General Barnes), 1890-1915


May 3, 2019

Personal Libraries
Presented by: Sarah Andrus, Librarian

Featured Artifact: Library (General Barnes), 1890-1915

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


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

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