The Henry Ford's
90th Anniversary

90th Anniversary - The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford Through The Decades

The Beginning of The Henry Ford Celebrating Ninety Years of Inspiration: Collecting Through the Decades

In the 1910s and 1920s, Henry Ford collected examples of industrial progress and objects related to his own past, his heroes, and ordinary people.

The Henry Ford in the 1930's Celebrating Ninety: Collecting in the 1930s

In the 1930s, Henry Ford continued to develop Greenfield Village and constructed a twelve-acre museum containing a glorious assemblage of stuff.

Collections in the 1940's Celebrating Ninety: Collecting in the 1940s

Major events slowed the development of the museum and village in the 1940s, but the collection continued to grow.

Collections in the 1950's Celebrating Ninety: Collecting in the 1950s

During the 1950s, the Edison Institute -- renamed Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in 1952 -- became a national attraction.

The Henry Ford in 1960 Celebrating Ninety: Collecting in the 1960s

Improved exhibits, special events, and enhanced amenities in the 1960s helped the museum prepare to engage a new generation of visitors.

THF in the 1970's Celebrating Ninety: Collecting in the 1970s

In the 1970s, the staff at Henry Ford Museum continued Henry Ford’s vision as they began to add to the collection.

THF in the 1980's Celebrating Ninety: Collecting in the 1980s

During the 1980s, museum staff placed new attention on quality research, creative program planning, and engaging public presentations.