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Recorded on: October 14, 2022 | 25 Minutes

THF Conversations | Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume 

In our latest installment of THF Conversations, Kate Morland, senior manager of museum programs and exhibits at The Henry Ford, interviewed a panel of Disney experts about our limited-time exhibition: Rebecca Cline, director of the Walt Disney Archives, Joanna Pratt, director, operations & business strategy, The Walt Disney Company and Matthew Adams, manager, exhibitions at The Walt Disney Archives.

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Recorded on: October 10, 2022 | 13 Minutes

Maker Mondays Presented by Stanley Black & Decker: Emily Sword 

This month, leaders in manufacturing joined us to share their career experiences, insight on future manufacturing jobs, and how we can collaborate to inspire and empower the next-generation workforce. In today’s program, Cynthia Jones at The Henry Ford talked with Emily Sword at DeWalt.

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Recorded on: September 26, 2022 | 29 Minutes

THF Conversations | Farmer Spotlight Presented by Michigan Soybean Committee 

With this spotlight, we celebrated social innovators, industry experts and trailblazers. Debra Reid, curator of agriculture and the environment at The Henry Ford, spoke with Jake Eisley, a six-generation farmer in Lenawee County, Michigan. Learn more about his story.

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Recorded on: August 12, 2022 | 19 Minutes

THF Conversations x OUT!: LGBTQ+ Visibility and Identity Leadership Spotlight 

Today, we share our latest THF Conversation with our partners at General Motors. Our own Cynthia Jones sat down with Sabin Blake, director, North American business communications at General Motors, to discuss how GM’s Employee Resource Groups are designed to bring employees' whole selves to work in an inclusive environment, empowering collaboration and creating an innovative workplace.

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Recorded on: March 31, 2022 | 28 Minutes

Inspiring Social Change on Cesar Chavez Day | THF Conversations 

In recognition of Cesar Chavez Day, we welcomed Paul Chavez, president of the Cesar Chavez Foundation and son of the civil rights and farm labor leader. Paul shared his experiences and insight as we reflected on the past and collaborated to inspire and empower the next generation.

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Recorded on: March 28, 2022 | 9 Minutes

Maria Grady and Madison Conrad | Women's History Month: Celebrating Women in Racing 

For our final Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in Racing Spotlight Series supported by Paretta Autosport, Beth Paretta, CEO and team principal of Paretta Autosport sat down with not one but two incredible trailblazers. Maria Grady, motorsports photographer at Paretta Autosport, and Madison Conrad, powertrain reliability specialist at Roush Yates Engines and mechanic and pit crew member at Paretta Autosport. They shared their own experiences to help empower the next generation of girls and women in racing and STEM careers.

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Recorded on: March 23, 2022 | 18 Minutes

Women in Agriculture: Laurie Isley | Celebrate Women's History 

As we continued our celebration of Women’s History Month, we spotlighted Women in Agriculture. Debra Reid, curator of agriculture and the environment at The Henry Ford, will interview Laurie Isley, fifth-generation farmer, owner of Sunrise Farms Inc., educator, author and president of the Michigan Soybean Committee. Laurie shared her experiences and insight as we reflected on the past and collaborated to inspire and empower the next generation of girls and women in agriculture.

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Recorded on: March 21, 2022 | 8 Minutes

THF Conversations with Stefy Bau | Women's History Month: Celebrating Women in Racing 

In this week’s Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in Racing Spotlight Series supported by Paretta Autosport, Beth Paretta, CEO and team principal of Paretta Autosport spoke with Stefy Bau, founder and CEO at Init Esports and Init Sports. Stefy Bau is a former professional motocross and supercross superstar with seven Italian national championships, five U.S. national championships and three world championship titles. In this video, Stefy shared her own experiences and how she inspired and elevated the next generation of racers.

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Recorded on: March 14, 2022 | 11 Minutes

THF Conversations with Laura Klauser | Women's History Month: Celebrating Women in Racing 

In celebration of Women’s History Month and our one-year anniversary of Driven to Win: Racing in America presented by General Motors exhibition, we are highlighted Women in Racing. Throughout this month, social innovators, industry experts and trailblazers shared their experiences and insight as we reflected on the past and collaborated to inspire and empower the next generation of girls and women in racing and STEM careers. This spotlight featured Beth Paretta, CEO and team principal at Paretta Autosport, and Laura Klauser, Sports Car Racing Program manager at General Motors.

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Recorded on: March 7, 2022 | 12 Minutes

THF Conversations with Beth Paretta | Women's History Month: Celebrating Women in Racing 

In celebration of Women’s History Month and our one-year anniversary of Driven to Win: Racing in America presented by General Motors exhibition, we highlighted women in racing. Throughout this month, social innovators, industry experts and trailblazers shared their experiences and insight as we reflected on the past and collaborated to inspire and empower the next generation of girls and women in racing and STEM careers. Today's discussion featured Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, and Beth Paretta, CEO and team principal at Paretta Autosport.

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Recorded on: February 28, 2022 | 13 Minutes

Celebrate Black History: Empowering Communities Year-Round with Ford Motor Company Fund 

This month, we shared our Celebrate Black History Leadership Spotlight Series, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. Throughout February, social innovators shared their experiences and insights on empowerment as we reflected on the past and collaborated to build a better future for the next generation. Today, our series featured: Jarell Brown, head of analytics and business intelligence at The Henry Ford, Cynthia Jones, director of museum experiences and engagement at The Henry Ford, and Mydashia Hough, manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion at The Henry Ford.

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Recorded on: February 25, 2022 | 13 Minutes

Celebrate Black History: Empowering Makers to Build a Better Future with Stanley Black & Decker 

This month, we shared our Celebrate Black History Leadership Spotlight Series, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. Throughout February, social innovators shared their experiences and insights on empowerment as we reflected on the past and collaborated to build a better future for the next generation. Today, our series featured Cynthia Jones, director of museum experiences and engagement at The Henry Ford, and Gaynelle Swann, vice president of engineering at Stanley Black & Decker.

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Recorded on: February 25, 2022 | 50 Minutes

THF Conversations | Engineering Our Future 

In honor of National Engineers Week, our latest THF Conversation brought together business and education leaders as they shared their career experiences and talked about educating and empowering the next generation to engineer a better tomorrow.

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Recorded on: February 24, 2022 | 56 Minutes

THF Conversations | Apollo and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center 

Join Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, as he explored more about the origins of our limited-engagement exhibition, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, with Kay Taylor, vice president of education at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Working with industry partner Flying Fish, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® created “Apollo” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing, pulling from their vast collections and archives. During this conversation we not only dug deeper into the exhibit’s origins and what you can expect when visiting, but we looked to the future as we pondered where the next generation of space travel will take us.

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Recorded on: February 23, 2022 | 50 Minutes

THF Conversations | Engineering Our Future

Panelists: Victoria Bohannon-Pea, electrical engineer and project manager at Arrow Electronics; John Nunneley, senior vice president, design engineering and IT, and general manager at Hitachi Astemo Americas Inc.; Theresa Ramírez-Zipser, STEM engagement coordinator and STEM building coordinator at Wayne State University

In honor of National Engineers Week, our latest THF Conversation, supported by our partners at Arrow Electronics and Hitachi Astemo Brand Channel, brought together business and education leaders as they shared their career experiences and talked about educating and empowering the next generation to engineer a better tomorrow. Conversation was moderated by Dr. DeLean Tolbert Smith, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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Recorded on: February 21, 2022 | 8 Minutes

Celebrate Black History: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers with Raytheon Technologies

This month, we shared our Celebrate Black History Leadership Spotlight Series, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. Throughout February, social innovators shared their experiences and insights on empowerment as we reflected on the past and collaborated to build a better future for the next generation. Today, our series featured Jarell Brown, head of analytics and business intelligence at The Henry Ford, and Jasmine LeFlore, principal projects engineer at Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Company.

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Recorded on: February 14, 2022 | 12 Minutes

Celebrate Black History: Empowering Financial Strength with Bank of America

This month, we shared our Celebrate Black History Leadership Spotlight Series, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. Throughout February, social innovators shared their experiences and insights on empowerment as we reflected on the past and collaborated to build a better future for the next generation. Today, our series featured Mydashia Hough, manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion at The Henry Ford, and Deola Animashaun, consumer community banking executive at Bank of America.

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Recorded on: February 7, 2022 | 9 Minutes

Celebrate Black History: Empowering the Youngest Generation to Grow Up Great with PNC

This month, we shared our Celebrate Black History Leadership Spotlight Series, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund. Throughout February, social innovators shared their experiences and insights on empowerment as we reflected on the past and collaborated to build a better future for the next generation. Our series began today with Cynthia Jones, director of museum experiences and engagement at The Henry Ford, and Gina Coleman, chief diversity officer at PNC.

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Recorded on: January 21, 2022 | 58 Minutes

THF Conversations | How Did All This Stuff Get Here? The Henry Ford Era

Nearly a century ago, Henry Ford — with the help of his agents and hundreds of everyday people — set about gathering objects that represented almost every aspect of everyday American life. Join curator Jeanine Head Miller for this look at the collecting adventure that created the unparalleled collection that is today The Henry Ford.

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Recorded on: October 21, 2021 | 62 Minutes

THF Conversations | Sneak Peek at Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories 


Join us for a preview of our temporary exhibit Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories. Get a first look at some of the vehicles, artifacts and images acquired by The Henry Ford in recent years, and learn about the decision process behind each new addition to our collection.

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Recorded on: October 1, 2021 | 59 Minutes

THF Conversations Presented by Stanley Black & Decker | Maker Mindsets Drive Manufacturing Innovation

Panelists: Experts from Stanley, Black and Decker, Herman Miller, and Ford

This panel discussion, recorded live, featured manufacturing industry experts discussing how to use a "making" mindset to cultivate unique innovations and career pathways

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Recorded on: September 21, 2021 | 62 Minutes

THF Conversations | Quilt Collection at The Henry Ford 

For nearly three centuries, American women have made quilts to fill their family’s need for warm bedcovers, to express their creativity or to communicate a message. The quilts displayed in Greenfield Village are only the tip of our museum’s quilt iceberg. Join curator Jeanine Miller in a virtual stroll through textile storage to enjoy a look at quilts with stories to tell, artistry to share or a message to communicate. Savor a behind-the-scenes look at longtime favorites, as well as recently acquired quilts, and find out how they came into our collections.

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Recorded on: August 26, 2021 | 58 Minutes

THF Conversations | A Market Shed in Its 160th Year 

Panelists: Debra Reid, curator of agriculture and the environment; Jim Johnson, director of Greenfield Village and curator of historic structures and landscapes, and Alec Jerome, director of facilities management

If the walls could talk, the vegetable building from the Detroit Central Market would have many stories to share. Our curators and preservationists continue to learn from it as they reconstruct the market building in Greenfield Village. In this exclusive panel program, we peeked behind the scenes of the construction project and revealed plans for the 2022 opening.

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Recorded on: August 12, 2021 | 50 Minutes

THF Conversations | Back to School with Sesame Workshop: An Innovative Approach to Inclusion & Diversity Education 


In collaboration with The Henry Ford and inHub, this THF Conversations, Back to School with Sesame Workshop: An Innovative Approach to Inclusion & Diversity Education, presented an inspiring and informative conversation on effective and innovative ways to discuss diversity and inclusion with the youngest learners. Sesame Workshop has done extensive research on how to address diversity, inclusion, equity in education, and its impact on children. This research is the basis of various Sesame Workshop curricula, and provides a foundation for Sesame Street content and character. Learn how the thought leaders created tools and programs that are palatable for your youngest learners.

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Recorded on: June 15, 2021 | 58 Minutes

THF Conversations | Winning at Le Mans: Exploring Ford’s Return to the Le Mans Winner's Circle with the 2016 GT 

Presenters: Ford Performance’s Mark Rushbrook, Ford GT driver Joey Hand and Multimatic’s Raj Nair, hosted by The Henry Ford’s Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson

As we continue to celebrate the opening of Driven to Win: Racing in America presented by General Motors, join curator Matt Anderson for an exciting conversation honoring the 2016 Ford GT’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner’s Circle, 50 years to the date of Ford’s 1966 victory. Accompanying Matt are three people who had a direct hand in its success: Ford Performance’s Mark Rushbrook, Multimatic Inc.’s Raj Nair and the driver who took it on its final lap across the finish line, Joey Hand. During this THF Conversation, the panel explored what it took to return once again to victory and why the 2016 Ford GT has earned its own place in American auto racing history.

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Recorded on: June 2, 2021 | 60 Minutes

THF Conversations | Imagining the Jim Henson Exhibition 

Presenters: Curator Donna Braden and Guest Curator Barbara Miller

Join curator Donna Braden and our guest, curator Barbara Miller from the Museum of the Moving Image, for a virtual trip behind the scenes of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. In this relaxed interview, Donna queried Barbara about her perspective on creating the exhibit and how it provides insight into the life and career of the legendary creator.

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Recorded on: May 14, 2021 | 64 Minutes

THF Conversations | Creating the Eagle Tavern Food Experience 

Presenter: Curator Donna Braden

Mock turtle soup? Macaroni straws? How did these items land on menus at Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village? Senior Curator and Curator of Public Life Donna Braden was instrumental in developing the original 1850s dining experience at the tavern nearly 40 years ago. Join us for a virtual program to hear her stories from those early days, including the original ideas and the steps that brought the tavern to life.

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Recorded on: April 15, 2021 | 65 Minutes

THF Conversations | There’s Only One Greenfield Village 

Presenter: Curator Donna Braden

Curator Donna Braden has spent decades researching and interpreting buildings in Greenfield Village, but it was only when she authored The Henry Ford's Official Guidebook that she truly realized how unique it is. In this partly serious, part humorous virtual program, she revealed her top 10 favorite stories, little-known facts and interconnections from the village.

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Recorded on: March 23, 2021 | 59 Minutes

THF Conversations | Driven to Win: Sneak Peek 

Presenter: Matt Anderson & Wing Fong

As we prepared to open our major new exhibit, Driven to Win: Racing in America, presented by General Motors, we previewed of the Sports Car Performance Center. Explore the story of the Ford GT from inception to success at the 2016 Le Mans 24-hour race, and learn how engineers optimized the car through aerodynamic design, high-tech materials and careful data analysis.

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Recorded on: March 4, 2021
Eunique Jones Gibson, Founder of Because of Them We Can

Social Transformation in Education: A Conversation on Student Empowerment 

Presenter: Eunique Jones Gibson, founder of Because of Them We Can

Eunique Jones Gibson is known for developing the award-winning campaign Because of Them We Can and other products that ignite conversation, introspection and social change. During this event, she discussed social transformation in education and its influence on student empowerment.






Recorded on: March 2, 2021 | 58 Minutes

THF Conversations | Tiffany at The Henry Ford: The Exhibition, the Man and Our Collection 

Presenter: Charles Sable
Curator of Decorative Arts


Join Curator of Decorative Arts Charles Sable for a preview of the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from The Driehaus Collection, highlighting some must-see pieces. He provided insight into Tiffany’s life and influences and shared behind-the-scenes stories about Tiffany treasures in The Henry Ford’s collection.

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Recorded on: February 24, 2021 | 59 Minutes

THF Conversations | Autonomous Vehicles: Solving Problems and Driving Changes, presented by MDOT

Presenter: Matt Anderson
Curator of Transportation


Join us for a THF Conversation in honor of National Engineers Week, presented by the Michigan Department of Transportation, with mobility experts from Arrow Electronics and Kettering University as they discussed the future and social impact of autonomous vehicles.

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Recorded on: February 17, 2021
Zaretta Hammond

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain  

Presenter: Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond is a national education consultant and author. She is a self-described "former writing teacher turned equity freedom fighter.” Her passion for the intersectionality of equity and culturally responsive teaching led her to write the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. This publication has been used in many educational programs for pre-service teachers.

For this presentation, Hammond discussed her book, research and best practices that can be implemented in the classroom.





Recorded on October 17 & 24, 2020

Innovating for Results Workshop 

Innovating for Results™ (IFR) is a high-energy program designed to help individuals and organizations move from idea to delivery. Louis Patler geared his workshop to meet the needs of student innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants left the IFR workshop armed with a personalized plan to generate real results.

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President, The B.I.T. Group
Louis Patler is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and president of The B.I.T. Group, a strategic business consulting company. He brings pioneering technologies for identifying emerging business trends, developing top leadership skills, organizational innovation and strategic initiatives to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, universities and foreign governments.

Innovating for Results Workshop was provided with support from the William Davidson Foundation.
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Recorded on October 2, 2020 | 55 Minutes

Manufacturing: Past Forward 

This special virtual program celebrated Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). As manufacturers seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

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Panelists:

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Vice President, Operational Excellence, Lear
Jeannine Kunz
Vice President, Tooling U-SME
Adrian Price
Director, Global Core Engineering, Vehicle Operations Manufacturing, Ford
Jim Quick
Plant Director of Detroit Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors

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Recorded on: June 10, 2020 | 64 Minutes

100 Years of EV Engineering & the Future of Electrification 

Join Jessica Robinson, Mark Zachos and The Henry Ford’s Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson as they explore the history of electric vehicles and the future of electrification.

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Co-Founder, Detroit Mobility Lab
Chairwoman, Michigan Mobility Institute
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The Henry Ford
  
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Executive Vice Chair of Programs, SAE Detroit
President of DG Technologies


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Recorded on: May 1, 2020 | 54 Minutes

Experience Design in a Socially Distant World 

Join Josh for the first session in our new virtual talk series hosted by The Henry Ford’s curator of communication and information technology, Kristen Gallerneaux, via Zoom. 

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CEO and founder of Bluecadet

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