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Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

From special automotive exhibits and seasonal celebrations to immersive programming, our wide-ranging calendar of events at Henry Ford Museum brings you face to face with real things that have the power to inspire, inform and engage.

Upcoming Special Events and Exhibits at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

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Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories

October 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories is a limited-engagement exhibition that takes you through the process of adding new objects to The Henry Ford’s vast collections.

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Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories

October 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories is a limited-engagement exhibition that takes you through the process of adding new objects to The Henry Ford’s vast collections.
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The Henry Ford Holiday Greens & Tree Lot

November 26-December 23 (while supplies last) | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Take home a seasonal tradition, just as a century of American merrymakers have done. Our fresh balsam firs and greens bring the rustic character of the 19th century to today’s yuletide celebrations.

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The Henry Ford Holiday Greens & Tree Lot

November 26-December 23 (while supplies last) | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Take home a seasonal tradition, just as a century of American merrymakers have done. Our fresh balsam firs and greens bring the rustic character of the 19th century to today’s yuletide celebrations.
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MichLUG LEGO Building Display

November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Don’t miss this annual LEGO display from one of our favorite communities of passionate fans, tinkerers, dreamers and doers who inspire others to build new things.

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MichLUG LEGO Building Display

November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Don’t miss this annual LEGO display from one of our favorite communities of passionate fans, tinkerers, dreamers and doers who inspire others to build new things.
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Hallmark Ornaments

Through the Years with Hallmark: Holiday Ornaments

November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Preview a comprehensive collection of Hallmark ornaments. Find inspiration for new traditions as you experience a story of entrepreneurship that’s perfect for the holidays.

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Through the Years with Hallmark: Holiday Ornaments

November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Preview a comprehensive collection of Hallmark ornaments. Find inspiration for new traditions as you experience a story of entrepreneurship that’s perfect for the holidays.
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Celebrating Hanukkah

Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah

November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Find out how the Jewish Festival of Lights has evolved in American households by exploring artifacts and stories that illuminate centuries of tradition from the Hebrew calendar.

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Celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah

November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Find out how the Jewish Festival of Lights has evolved in American households by exploring artifacts and stories that illuminate centuries of tradition from the Hebrew calendar.
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Holiday Model Train

Holiday Model Train Layout

November 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our Model Train Layout, featuring engines, figures and historic buildings, is a year-round favorite for guests of all ages. For the holiday season, we decorate with lights, greenery and miniature details to create a wintertime scene.

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Holiday Model Train Layout

November 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Our Model Train Layout, featuring engines, figures and historic buildings, is a year-round favorite for guests of all ages. For the holiday season, we decorate with lights, greenery and miniature details to create a wintertime scene.
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Things to Do Today at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

Rosa Parks Bus

With Liberty and Justice for All (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Inside this bus on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, challenging existing segregation laws.

Innovation Nation Lounge

Near Your Place in Time (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Get inspired by Emmy Award-winning The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation TV show.

Model Train Layout

Railroads (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

In the shadow of one of the world's largest locomotives, mini metal machines navigate through historic model train buildings, showing just how far we've come.

Make a Paper Airplane

Heroes of the Sky (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Experiment with aerodynamics as you fold and test paper airplane designs. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Driving America Films

Driving America (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. )

Enjoy your choice of four films highlighting the spirit of innovation in and around the automobile.

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