Before the Age of Steam, American farmers hand-threshed wheat or oats with a flail. When machines like our Port Huron Thresher were introduced, daily production increased a hundredfold.
Mix up a refreshing punch for party guests using this 19th-century recipe from the Boston Cooking School.
Time and again, the most-loved jelly at Firestone Farm is Concord grape from the "Buckeye Cookery Practical Housekeeping."
Experience the art of making useful and decorative glassware with skilled artisans.
Fresh basil, like the prized plants grown by the Greenfield Village Herb Society, makes this roasted chicken recipe a summer standout.
Vernor's is America's oldest ginger ale brand, aged in a wooden keg to create it's unique flavor. Try your hand at making Vernor's-inspired snacks and drinks with this 1950 recipe book.
What did an X-ray reveal about one of the prized and rare artifacts from Henry Ford Museum?
Hanging laundry rather than using automatic dryers is ideal for conserving energy, but clotheslines have stretched across basements and backyards since before it was chic to be green.
Start supper with the last of your winter root vegetables and the earliest of this season's morels and tender ramps.
The Merino sheep on our farms have been back-bred to restore their breed's original traits, meaning they'll produce even more of the softest, warmest wool.
Would you mix a cocktail with this Canadian alcohol smuggled into Detroit during Prohibition?
With fresh, local ingredients, this soup is the most requested recipe at The Henry Ford.
Chosen for its seasonality and connection to our farms, this ham recipe will be the perfect center of a spring meal.
Vivid midcentury styling sets the stage for swanky summer gatherings around this entertaining innovation.
From Sweet Potato Pudding to Corned Tongue, Clara Ford collected an astounding array of adventurous recipes.
Prepare to be mesmerized as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic music with authentic cannon fire and an extraordinary fireworks display.
Meet the inventor who changed how we take our party pics by taking film out of the picture.
No Kentucky Derby party is complete without the classic mint julep. Prepare to wow your guests with this cocktail from our historic recipe bank.
Hundreds of scraps of printed and solid cotton form Susan McCord's beautiful and wholly unique Vine Quilt.
From cold frames to raised beds, take home new techniques from our working gardens.
Watch potters in Liberty Craftworks create beautiful and functional pieces inspired by 300 years of American craftsmanship.
Rufus Estes was born a slave but as a free man, he became a chef, cooking for American presidents and celebrities. Try his own recipe for this comfort food classic.
Enjoy authentic, historic recipes and cookbooks from America's past dating as far back as the 1700's.
Practical housekeepers looked to Larkin Housewives Cook Bookfor prize-winning recipes like this American summer classic.
Designers disillusioned with fast fashion look to create a grassroots garment industry one handmade shirt at a time.
We use sweet summer gooseberries from our gardens and fresh whipped cream to make this classic dessert from the historic recipe bank.
Savor the smells and sights of dishes cooked in historic homes using time-honored techniques and produce from our farms.
The Great Depression was a difficult time for many Americans, but recipes like this sweet potato quick bread show the resourcefulness that sustained our nation.
From flowers to fruits, grasses to grains, Luther Burbank introduced more than 800 plant varieties to American agriculture. But his first great plant invention—a blight-resistant potato—remains his most enduring contribution to the world.
Savor smells of cooking in our historic kitchens, practice crafts with world-class artisans, and explore blooming gardens and new life on our working farms.
Need help cleaning up after your holiday parties? Ask Nao, a robotic helper.
Recipes are one of the most delicious ways to explore other places and times. Try these signature food items, created with inspiration from our farms, to see for yourself.
Mid-20th century quilter Susana Hunter gave old materials – like her husband's denim overalls and flannel work shirts – new life as quilts.
Enjoy some of the warm, moist, baked-in-a -can bread made by hobos during the Great Depression. Find out how to order Hobo Bread and many other great recipes.