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Vagabonds on water wheel

Camping with Henry Ford and the Vagabonds

Now that school’s out and summer is here, many of us turn our thoughts to vacation and travel. Camping has long been a way for More

Cadillac low grill proposal

There’s always something new online: Newly digitized collection objects!

Did you know that over the past six weeks alone, The Henry Ford has digitized more than 1000 artifacts from its collections, bringing the total More

Stradivari violin - The Siberian - close-up

Rare opportunity to learn about – and hear! – our 1709 Stradivari violin

Many people don’t realize that Henry Ford had a special fondness for musical instruments, especially violins. Although he never learned to play it as well More

Building Village Road in Greenfield Village - July 1929

Exploring the origins of Greenfield Village

In explaining Mr. Ford’s interest in the past, I think that in every person, after they reach a certain age, they begin to reminisce…in Mr. More

C. Bennett Linder Painting-ClaraFord_ca1926

History Mystery: Carl Bennett Linder – portrait painter to the Ford family

As they’ve demonstrated before, being a curator often involves some sleuthing – see how a simple search uncovered the puzzling life of a 20th-century portrait More

William Perry framed photo, circa 1890. (From the collections of The Henry Ford)

Celebrate Black History: William Perry, first African-American worker at Ford Motor Company

For me, the excitement of the year 2003 is still a vivid memory.   That year, Ford Motor Company celebrated their 100th anniversary – an More

Henry-Ford-Santa-Claus

Henry Ford: Santa Claus?

Well, not really. While there is no absolute proof that Henry Ford actually donned the iconic red suit and white beard, it is not beyond More

Historic Video of the Month: June

June’s post comes to you as a rubric without a body of text: “Henry Ford’s Complicated Relationship with Agriculture (and agrarian life).” Exhibit A:   More

Historic Video of the Month: Henry and Clara

Every month, we feature a video from Film Source, The Henry Ford’s online collection of historic motion picture films shorts. The films were originally produced More

Historic Video of the Month: December

Every month, we feature a video from Film Source, The Henry Ford’s online collection of historic motion picture films shorts.   The films were originally More