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Recorded on: May 1, 2020

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. 

Josh Goldblum | CEO and founder of Bluecadet Presenter: Josh Goldblum
CEO and founder of Bluecadet

Recorded on: June 10, 2020

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.

Jessica Robinson - THF Conversations Presenter: Jessica Robinson
Co-Founder, Detroit Mobility Lab
Chairwoman, Michigan Mobility Institute
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The Henry Ford
Mark Zachos - THF Conversations Presenter: Mark Zachos
Executive Vice Chair of Programs, SAE Detroit
President of DG Technologies

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Recorded on October 2, 2020

Manufacturing: Past Forward 

A special virtual program to celebrate 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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Scott French
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

Learn More about Manufacturing Day

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 will gear his workshop to meet the needs of student innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants leave the IFR workshop armed with a personalized plan to generate real results.

Louis Patler - Innovating for Results Workshop Presenter: Louis Patler
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: February 17, 2021
Zaretta Hammond

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain  

Presenter: Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta 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 utilized in many educational programs for pre-service teachers.

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

Recorded on: February 24, 2021

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

Presenter: Matt Anderson
Curator of Transportation

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


Recorded on: March 2, 2021

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. Mr. Sable will also provide insight into Tiffany’s life and influences, and share behind-the-scenes stories about Tiffany treasures in The Henry Ford’s collection.


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 23, 2021

THF Conversations | Driven to Win: Sneak Peek 

Presenter: Matt Anderson & Wing Fong

As we prepare to open our major new exhibit, Driven to Win: Racing in America, join us for a preview 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.


Recorded on: April 15, 2021

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, partly humorous virtual program, she reveals her top 10 favorite stories, little-known facts and interconnections from the village.


Recorded on: May 14, 2021

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.


Recorded on: June 2, 2021

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 will query Barbara about her perspective on creating the exhibit and how it provides insight into the life and career of the legendary creator.


Recorded on: June 15, 2021

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 will be 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 will explore 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.


Recorded on: August 12, 2021

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, will be an inspiring and informative conversation on effective and innovative ways to discuss diversity and inclusion with your 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 curriculum, and provides a foundation of Sesame Street content and character. Come and learn how the thought leaders behind these initiative created tools and programs that are palatable for your youngest learners.


Recorded on: August 26, 2021

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 & Landscapes and Alec Jerome, Director of Facilities Management

If the walls could talk, then the vegetable building from Detroit’s 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’ll peek behind the scenes of the construction project and reveal plans for the 2022 opening.


Recorded on: September 21, 2021

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.


Recorded on: October 1, 2021

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

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

On October 1, 2021, Stanley Black & Decker presented THF Conversations | Maker Mindsets Drive Manufacturing Innovations. This program was a live panel discussion featuring representatives from Stanley Black & Decker, Ford, and Herman Miller. Experts discussed how they use a mindset of making to cultivate unique innovations and career pathways in the industry of manufacturing.

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Recorded on: October 21, 2021

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

Join us for a preview of our upcoming 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.


Recorded on: January 21, 2022

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.


Recorded on: February 23, 2022

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 & 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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