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November 5th, 2020

The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

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Written by: rscott

The Henry Ford has been beloved by families for more than 90 years. In fact, it draws more than 1.8 million visitors each year. It was first opened in 1929 as a school. Today though, you’ll find it showcases America’s traditions of resourcefulness, ingenuity and innovation. You’ll enjoy attractions that show how America has become the creative nation it is. You’ll also see items from the past, such as the Rosa Parks bus, that reminds us just how far we have come and sometimes, just how far we need to go.

I’m a firm believer that it’s important to teach our children the history of our country. Certainly, it’s not all pretty at times, but it’s important that our children know the importance of our nation’s history. Perhaps, one of the best ways to really teach and inspire our children is by letting them see, feel, hear and touch it – The Henry Ford makes it possible for our children to literally see history come alive.

The Henry Ford offers five unique areas of attractions, signature programming, outstanding events and even an on-site charter high school.

The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation holds some of the most significant objects and documents that further represent that can-do spirit including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, The Wright Brothers’ Home & Bicycle Shop, Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House, one of Steve Jobs’ and Steve Wozniak’s 1976 Apple-1 computers and Henry Ford’s Quadricycle.

Along with innovative items that inspire and continue to fuel our imaginations, The Henry Ford also allows us to see the presidential limousine that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in, the camp bed George Washington used, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was sitting the night he was shot and so much more.

Outside the museum is the Greenfield Village. Here you’ll see 83 historic structures, four living history farms and even the opportunity to take a ride on an authentic Model T. Enjoy nationally-renowned artists creating one-of-kind 19th- and 20th century pieces in pottery, tin and glass.

Beyond the exhibits and attractions, The Henry Ford offers a variety of special programming throughout the year.

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