Henry Ford Museum

Explore American innovations including the Rosa Parks Bus, Lincoln Chair, Kennedy Limousine, Dymaxion House and Driving America.  There is soooo much to see here:  Political History, Inovation History, Antiques, Automobile History.  The Henry Ford Museum is really a MUST see!  Below are a few examples of what you’ll find:

The is the ACTUAL chair President Lincoln was sitting in, at Ford Theater, when assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1907 Ford Model R
1939 Texaco Tanker Truck
Variety of Old Cars
John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Presidential Limousine
Kennedy Limousine – the ACTUAL one he was shot in.
Old Train – Steam Engine (I think)
The bus on which Rosa Parks was arrested, triggering the Montgomery Bus Boycott
The first 1965 Ford Mustang

The Henry Ford, a National Historic Landmark, (also known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and more formally as the Edison Institute), in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, USA,  is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex.   Named for its founder, the noted automobile industrialist, Henry Ford, and based on his desire to preserve items of historical significance and portray the Industrial Revolution, the property houses a vast array of famous homes, machinery, exhibits, and Americana.  The collection contains many rare exhibits including John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford Theatre, Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus.

Henry Ford said of his museum:

“I am collecting the history of our people as written into things their hands made and used…. When we are through, we shall have reproduced American life as lived, and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part of our history and tradition…”

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