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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. During the 100th anniversary of the sinking, The Henry Ford will host the largest touring exhibition of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, in Henry Ford Museum, March 31 through September 30, 2012.

This exhibition, 10,000 square feet in size, features more than 300 artifacts – 250 of which have never been displayed in Michigan. In addition, visitors will walk through extensive room re-creations, be able to get their photos taken near the full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase, as well as learn about passengers on board who had local ties to Michigan.

Moving through this newly redesigned and expanded exhibition, visitors will be taken back in time to 1912 and “travel” through the life of the Titanic—from the ship’s construction, to its on-board passengers, its ill-fated voyage, to the amazing artifact rescue efforts that involved divers returning to the sunken ship in recent years.

Contact our Call Center at 313.982.6001 to purchase your tickets today!

A Gothic Novelty

Steam engine with Gothic ornamentation by Novelty Works of New York, New York manufactured about 1855.  (Object ID: 30.489.1).

Steam engine with Gothic ornamentation by Novelty Works of New York, New York manufactured about 1855. (Object ID: 30.489.1).

The great Novelty Works steam engine in the Henry Ford Museum is arguably the finest surviving example of mid-19th century ornamented American machinery. Built in about 1855, the 30 foot tall, 50 ton gothic-style engine is a true visual emblem of the collision between traditional society and the modern industrial world taking place in this country just prior to the Civil War. Victorian engineers oftentimes covered their creations with ornament in a vain effort to harmonize these alien objects with the world about them. In the process, they unconsciously left a record of their own inner struggle to adapt to a new and alien world. Continue reading

Teachers, it’s your choice at IMAX

It’s hard to believe we’re already into the second month of school here in Michigan. We’ve already seen excited students visiting us on some of their first field trips of the year and we’re sure we’ll see many more thanks to Teacher’s Choice @ IMAX.

Beginning last week through Dec. 13, 2012, teachers, educators, and youth group leaders may enjoy a customized IMAX experience right here at The Henry Ford. Choose from seven different films AND choose the days and times that are right for you – all at no additional cost on Michigan’s largest screen.

How does it work? The films will be shown on a first-call, first-serve basis. We’re offering some great new films along with some educator classics. Science teachers might enjoy the new Space Junk 3D (take a look at the trailer below) or you can keep the Titanic discussion going with a showing of TITANICA. Tickets are just $8 per person and a 30 person-minimum is required to open a new timeslot.

You may choose either a 10:00 a.m. or an 11:10 a.m. start, Monday through Friday. And don’t worry if your choice is already booked – you can join any showing so long as there is room to accommodate your group.

To see the complete list of films, learn more about the program and book your movie, read the fine print here.

We’re excited to offer this special field trip offering to educators – hopefully you’ll find a movie that’s perfect for your class and join us for Teacher’s Choice.