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Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Records from The Henry Ford

December 17, 2013 Archive Insight

The Henry Ford, dedicated in 1929 as The Edison Institute, has a long institutional history. Over the years, exhibits have come and gone, programs have evolved, and events both anticipated and unanticipated have changed the look and feel of Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We’ve recently been digitizing some of our own history in the form of photos and documents from previous decades. For example, this activity sheet encouraged young visitors during the holidays in 1986 to find animals in our collections items—but today, you might be even more interested in the included map that shows how much the Museum’s footprint has changed in 27 years. To see the map and the quiz questions, visit this collections record in our online collections—or view additional historic photos and documents related to Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum.

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections and Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village, digital collections, by Ellice Engdahl, Henry Ford Museum

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