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September 6, 2022

The Ford's Vision for Lincoln Motor Company

This program will focus on Ford Motor Company’s purchase of Lincoln Motor Company in 1922 and hone in on Edsel Ford’s simple but highly personal vision for the luxury automaker: to make “the best car in the world.” With Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, we’ll explore materials in our archival collection looking at Lincoln Motor Company’s first decades.

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Recorded on: August 9, 2022 

The Wright Brothers in the Bicycle Business   

In anticipation of our Twilight Bike Ride event, this program focuses on the ingenuity of the Wright brothers and how their bicycle business enabled them to pursue their flight passions and experiments. With Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at The Henry Ford, we hear stories of the Wright brothers, learn about the 1890s bicycle boom, see how the bicycle influenced the airplane and discover details of where bicycle tech was used on the 1903 Wright Flyer, a replica of which is on display in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.


Recorded on: July 14, 2022 

Businesswomen at Detroit Central Market  

In honor of Detroit Central Market joining Greenfield Village as our first permanent addition to the village since 2000, this program focuses on female hucksters and market gardeners who made an impression. Led by Deb Reid, curator of agriculture and the environment at The Henry Ford, we learn about causes of food fights like the Cucumber War of 1861, strategies that bound market families together, conflicts that pulled them apart and philanthropy that extended their reach.


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