It’s not too late to join The Henry Ford for their annual exploration of Black History in America. Fifty years ago, the very idea that an African American might be President was unimaginable. But from Africans brought here as slaves to modern-day visionaries who have changed the course of American history, the history of black Americans has been one filled with possibility and promise. As part of their annual exploration, Michigan Café is offering special menu items only available during Black History Month.

The theme of this year’s Celebrate Black History program is “Journey and Legacy.” Join them each weekend in the Drive-In Theatre for musical and dramatic performances that will honor and celebrate particular eras.

Feb. 23 & 24 – Contemporary Times

The Hamilton Family, 11:30, 1:00 & 2:30

African American Innovator ToursMuseum Plaza
Every Day in February at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00
All tours depart from Museum PlazaHenry Ford Academy ChoirDrive-in Theatre
Feb. 27: 2:45-3:15

With Liberty and Justice for All

The exhibit With Liberty and Justice for All focuses upon four transformative eras in the American quest for freedom: the Revolutionary Era, the Antislavery Movement and Civil War Era, the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. Teacher and student exploration guides for use in the exhibit can be previewed and downloaded here.

Step on the Rosa Parks Bus

As they can every day, visitors are invited to board the bus and sit in one of the seats as they hear the story about one woman’s choice and how it inspired a nationwide civil rights movement.

All activities are free with Museum admission.

  • MEMBERS free of charge
  • NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up, $15 NON-MEMBER ADULTS age 13-61, $17
  • NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $12.50
  • NON-MEMBER CHILDREN 4 & under are free.
  • Parking is $5 per vehicle.

The exhibits of the Henry Ford Museum are spread across several acres; all indoors. Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent for a fee at the IMAX and Clock tower entrances. Electric scooter supplies are limited, please arrive early if you plan to rent one. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchairs, electric scooters and children’s strollers– however, upright electric scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises.
Bring a camera; photography is allowed in most areas of the Museum.

Tickets to the Henry Ford Museum are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at IMAX Will Call.

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029


For MORE Details, PLEASE go to The Henry Ford’s Celebrate Black History Site


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