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Mathematica

Get inspired by the playfulness of math.   Details 

Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery

Trace the innovation story of Studio Glass from its founding in 1962 to the present by examining selected artists and their contributions.   DETAILS 

What We Wore

Explore this changing exhibit of garments and their stories from The Henry Ford's rich collection of clothing and accessories.   DETAILS 

Agriculture

Climb aboard a real combine, and get a close look at what is considered the finest collection of American agricultural equipment.   Details 

Dymaxion House

Enter Buckminster Fuller’s circular aluminum dwelling, and sample a suburbia never realized.   Details 

Your Place in Time

Explore the rich interplay between people and technology by looking at five generations that came of age in the 20th century.   Details 

Fully Furnished

Explore an amazing collection of seemingly ordinary and yet extraordinary American furniture dating from 1670 to the present.   Details 

With Liberty and Justice for All

Learn about moments of American freedom, from the revolution through the civil rights movement.   Details 

Heroes of the Sky

Let your imagination take off amid newly enhanced, multisensory experiences inspired by the men and women who helped launch the concept of flight.   Details 

Made in America: Manufacturing

Explore artifacts large and small documenting American manufacturing ingenuity from the 18th to 20th centuries.   Details 

Made in America: Power

Discover the great innovators from the 18th to 20th centuries who made America a manufacturing superpower.   Details 

Driving America

With an unparalleled collection of vehicles, explore how much of our culture has been influenced by the automobile over the past 100-plus years.   Details 

Presidential Vehicles

Admire and appreciate the evolution of presidential travel through five significant vehicles.   Details 

Railroads

Marvel at a mammoth collection of giant steam-engine locomotives, passenger rail cars and more.   Details 

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Star Trek July Happy Hours

Star Trek Happy Hour

July 18, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Boldly go to a special series of evening events in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation featuring the limited-engagement exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds. Beam yourself up with cocktails, special programming and prizes, plus an after-hours visit to the exhibit.

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Star Trek Happy Hour

July 18, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Boldly go to a special series of evening events in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation featuring the limited-engagement exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds. Beam yourself up with cocktails, special programming and prizes, plus an after-hours visit to the exhibit.
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History Outside the Box

July 19, July 26, August 2, September 6, September 16, October 4, October 21, November 1

The Historical Resources staff will conduct a Show & Tell on their favorite collection materials the first Friday of every month.

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History Outside the Box

July 19, July 26, August 2, September 6, September 16, October 4, October 21, November 1

The Historical Resources staff will conduct a Show & Tell on their favorite collection materials the first Friday of every month.
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Maker Faire® Detroit

July 27-28, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Find your next obsession on a quirky journey through the outlandish and profound creations of brilliant hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Inside and outside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, explore 24 acres of cutting-edge technology alongside the historic inventions and innovations that first sparked the maker movement.

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Maker Faire® Detroit

July 27-28, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Find your next obsession on a quirky journey through the outlandish and profound creations of brilliant hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Inside and outside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, explore 24 acres of cutting-edge technology alongside the historic inventions and innovations that first sparked the maker movement.
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