Recipe: Strawberry Macaron with Red Wine-Rhubarb Sorbet and Dehydrated Apple Chips

Looking for a dessert to make this weekend? Try our strawberry macaron with red wine-rhubarb sorbet and dehydrated apple chips recipe from our Executive Chef Mike Trombley. – Lish Dorset, Social Media Manager

For The Macarons (Yeild 18)

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar free strawberry preserves

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Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Jenny Young Chandler Images


Jenny Young Chandler (1865–1922) was a 25-year-old widow in 1890, when she began to support herself and her infant son by working as a photojournalist for the New York Herald. Her images were captured on glass plate negatives via a heavy camera, and intimately depict everyday life on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. We’ve just digitized over 200 images from the collection, including this one of marionette-makers at work. Other noteworthy subjects for Chandler include children at play and work, ethnic minorities (such as gypsies), and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (which still exists today, though undoubtedly in much different form). See all the Chandler images digitized thus far on our collections website, and check back in as we add more over upcoming months.

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections & Content Manager at The Henry Ford

Everyone’s a Winner in Nationals and ‘Dahs Season Finale

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Sure, the professional baseball season may outlast the Greenfield Village Historic Base Ball season by 140-odd games, but has any big leaguer had to take the field in necktie or bib, sans glove, prepared to stop and salute the occasional steam locomotive? Such are the odds when you’re a National or La-De-Dah, who closed the summer of 1867 this weekend with a win apiece. Continue reading

Meet Our Partners: Buddy’s


With shared values and a love of the Detroit and Michigan community, the partnership between The Henry Ford and Buddy’s Pizza is a match made in heaven. The partnership, formed in 2009, has offered both destinations a variety of benefits.

I got the chance to sit down with Wes Pikula, the VP of Operations for Buddy’s, who is a big supporter of the partnership. He feels, today especially, too many business try to compete and tear each other down but notes when everyone works together and is doing well, it is better for everyone. The partnership with The Henry Ford has involved a sharing of ideas, principles, and innovation. “We strive to operate in a way that makes The Henry Ford proud and honors that name,” Pikula says. One of the ways Buddy’s does that is by giving back to the community. Along with supporting what we do here at The Henry Ford, Buddy’s supports many other places in the community. Continue reading

Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Farris Windmill Photos


We are continuing on our summer project with intern Molly Malcolm to digitize photographs and other materials related to the structures in Greenfield Village.  Over the last few weeks, it’s been the turn of Farris Windmill, originally constructed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the mid-seventeenth century.  This photograph, which appears to capture a newspaper clipping, shows that not every community wanted Henry Ford to purchase and relocate their architectural treasures to Dearborn.  On a cheerier note, you can also review close to 100 images showing crowds of Ford dealers at the dedication of the windmill in the Village, and some surprisingly atmospheric shots of the windmill in its earlier locations.  Visit our collections website to see all items in our digital collections related to Farris Windmill.

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections & Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

For the Love of Historic Base Ball

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In the classic baseball movie, The Natural, one of Roy Hobbs’ (played by Robert Redford) most memorable lines comes as he is sitting in a hospital bed, realizing that his final game is just days away.

“God, I love baseball,” Hobbs declares softly with a tilt of his head and a sincere look in his eyes that tells you how much he really means it. Watching that scene, you know Hobbs doesn’t care about the money that can be made playing baseball. He only cares about the pure joy of playing.

Well, Roy Hobbs would certainly fit right in with those who play Historic Base Ball at Greenfield Village. Continue reading

Just Added to Our Digital Collections: H.J. Heinz Company Artifacts


As we mentioned last week, we have been digitizing selections from our collections that relate to topics that will be featured on our brand-new TV show, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.  We’ve just digitized dozens of artifacts related to the H.J. Heinz Company, including this image of a turn-of-the-century exhibition booth.  Follow up a visit to the Heinz House in Greenfield Village by perusing elaborate store displays of Heinz products, streetcar advertising posters, and images of food production.  Browse all of our digital Heinz collections on our collections website, and learn more about Heinz on Innovation Nation in the fall!

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections & Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

ALL ACCESS: Front Row. Backstage. LIVE!

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The classic IMAX concert film that rocks! See and hear rock and roll as it should be as you enjoy a visit to “Women Who Rock” at Henry Ford Museum.

In conjunction with our Women Who Rock exhibit in Henry Ford Museum, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre has been showing—for the very first time on Michigan’s largest screen—the classic IMAX concert film ALL ACCESS: Front Row. Backstage. LIVE! The film features legendary artists such as Carlos Santana, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, George Clinton and B.B. King, as well as contemporary artists like Moby, Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Kid Rock, The Roots, Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Cheb Mami. The film also features some legendary women who rock, including Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray and Mary J. Blige. Continue reading

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