History Outside the Box

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • July 19, July 26, August 2, September 6, September 16, October 4, October 21, November 1

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Benson Ford 100 Anniversary 

July 19, 2019


Benson Ford, 100th birthday anniversary
Presented by: Kathy Makas, Reference Archivist
Location: Museum Promenade (Free and Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featured Artifact: Benson Ford at Smiths Creek Depot Before Its Relocation to Greenfield Village, April 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

Wizard Of Oz 

August 2, 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 (Free and Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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

Portrait of Robert Propst 

September 6, 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 (Free and Open to the Public)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Featured Artifact: Portraits of Robert Propst

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

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


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