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The Henry Ford Magazine: Connecting with Community

January 20, 2021 Think THF

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We are happy to announce that we have just published the January–May 2021 digital-only issue of The Henry Ford Magazine: The Connecting with Community Issue. The entire magazine is embedded below, or if the embed doesn’t work for you, it’s available on the digital magazine platform Issuu.

We’ve also provided an annotated contents list below to help you jump straight to the articles you might be most interested in.


Contents (with direct links):

  • Letter from the President: Patricia Mooradian reflects on inHub, Detroit’s Central Market, and more.
  • Off the Shelf: The Henry Ford’s staff recommend books, podcasts, and television that speak to protest and Black culture.
  • Ask + Answer: Our curator of domestic life shares artifacts from our collection that represent stories of connection.
  • Screen Time: Discover what’s new in our digital content—including our celebration of reaching 100,000 digitized artifacts.
  • Introducing inHub: We introduce our new innovation learning community.
  • Programming, Resources + Events: Find out about some of our virtual programming.
  • Find Your Sustenance: How Two Chefs and a Group of Students Foraged Personal Paths to Nourishing Communities: Explore three efforts to reduce food insecurity and increase food justice among elementary school students, college students, and Indigenous communities: Feed Your Brain, Chef Dan Giusti, and Chef Brian Yazzie (Diné/Navajo). You’ll also find Chef Yazzie’s recipe for Three Sisters Soup and some tips from our curator of agriculture and the environment on how you can make a difference.
  • Market Day: Take a deep dive into the history and community impact of Detroit’s Central Market vegetable shed, one of the oldest surviving 19th-century public market structures in America—coming soon to Greenfield Village.
  • Let’s Tech Together: Community technology is a method of teaching and learning technology with the goals of building relationships and restoring neighborhoods. Find out how Diana J. Nucera and the Allied Media Project are trying to create a digital world that inspires justice, equality, and hope. Our curator of communications and information technology also outlines the development of Ethernet.
  • Curators Connect and Take a Tour: Find out how our staff shifted the storytelling we typically do in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village to virtual platforms during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—and how the Mathematica exhibit in the museum and our Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village event had to change.
  • Factory Recharged: Discover what’s going on at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, including production plans for hybrid and all-electric F-150s.
  • Tools for Solidarity: Take a sneak peek at a recent acquisition: a poster portfolio from Signal-Return printshop documenting one of the largest protest movements in U.S. history. Also, find out how you can contribute to our COVID-19 collecting efforts.
  • Membership Spotlight: Find out what the Meerkov/Maddipati family, members for four years, loves about The Henry Ford.
  • 2021 Events: Get a quick overview of the exhibits you’ll see on campus during 2021, including Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection and The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited.
  • Plan Your Visit: Find resources and special offers to maximize your visit to The Henry Ford.
  • A Look Back: Explore the history behind our 100,000th digitized artifact: a photograph of the 100,000th Fordson tractor.

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

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