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03/22/2017 at 19:26. Facebook
On this day in 1765, Britain passed the Stamp Act, imposing new taxes on its American colonies. Already angered by previous unfair taxes, colonists in Boston formed an organization known as the Sons of Liberty, who protested the act and fueled further colonist anger towards the Crown. Members of the group included early American industrialist, entrepreneur, and silversmith Paul Revere. In...
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03/20/2017 at 18:25. Facebook
This Saturday we're kicking off the first weekend of the Detroit Film Society's Giant Screen Experience Takeover. Learn more about what we have in store and what guests can look forward to over at the Detroit Free Press.

Detroit Film Society debuting art-house series at the Henry Ford

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The Henry Ford
03/20/2017 at 15:53. Facebook
Happy first day of Spring! This image by Jenny Young Chandler, a young widow who supported herself as a photojournalist starting in 1890, shows a young woman picking the "first violet" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in the early 1900s. See more of Jenny's work in our digital collections: [ Goo.gl Link ].
The Henry Ford
03/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Don't forget to vote often! The Henry Ford is currently ranked No. 4 in USA TODAY's 10 Best roundup for Best Museums for Families. The polls are open and accepting daily votes until March 27.

Vote - The Henry Ford - Best Museum for Families Nominee: 2017 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

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The Henry Ford
03/19/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
Each month, we're staying open on select Thursday nights to rediscover popular classics and cult films. Experience them again on the Giant Screen.

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle. Celebrate 30 years of "Dirty Dancing" during this installment of Throwback Thursday Nights.

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Dirty Dancing

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The Henry Ford
03/19/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned...
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The Henry Ford
03/19/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned...
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Hidden Figures

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The Henry Ford
03/19/2017 at 14:58. Facebook
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned...
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The Henry Ford
03/18/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Today's the day! Join us in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation for today's Make Something Saturday program featuring Kimberly Bryant, an Innovation Speaker Series special guest. The lecture is free for members or included with museum admission.

Innovation Speaker Series: Kimberly Bryant

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The Henry Ford
03/17/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Join Mo Rocca as he meets up with Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, to discuss patent battles. One battle in particular could have altered just who was the father of cars! The details tomorrow on #InnovationNation.
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03/17/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
"Teaching kids of all ages, of all colors, and all genders to code and to become the programmers and not the programmed is critically important for our next generation."

Hear more of Kimberly's important message tomorrow in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation when she joins us for our Innovation Speaker Series during Make Something Saturday.

BLACK GIRLS CODE: Teaching a New Generation of Innovators

Until such time that schools provide essential skills to all students, certain individuals and organizations are stepping in to fill the void -- and possibly...

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The Henry Ford
03/17/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
With Disney's Beauty and the Beast now playing in theaters, our Curator of Public Life Donna Braden reflects upon the many breakthrough—even revolutionary—aspects of the original 1991 animated film.

A Tale as Old as Time

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03/17/2017 at 14:07. Facebook
Imagine being invited to dine at a well-appointed house in Philadelphia, New York City, or Charleston at the end of the 18th century. You are welcomed into the house by a servant and led into the reception room by your hosts. After exchanging pleasant conversation, you are escorted into a dining room arrayed with fine china and brilliantly cut glassware. The room is illuminated by a large...
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Curator's Choice: Irish Glass

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The Henry Ford
03/16/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Learn more about this weekend's Innovation Speaker Kimberly Bryant's organization, Black Girls Code. And don't forget to join us in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation at 1 pm for her presentation during Make Something Saturday.

BlackGirlsCode

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The Henry Ford
03/16/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
Beginning tomorrow we'll be offering a limited-run showing of the award-winning film "Hidden Figures." Join us at our Giant Screen Experience to help celebrate these overlooked heroes.

Hidden Figures - Theater Showtimes - Giant Screen Experience

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03/16/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Amazon.com is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Henry Ford. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-1359513

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The Henry Ford
03/15/2017 at 15:23. Facebook
It's March 15 - do you know what that means?
We can't wait to welcome Kimberly Bryant of BlackGirlsCode this Saturday as part of Innovation Speaker Series in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Join us at 1 pm to hear more about her story.

Innovation Speaker Series: Kimberly Bryant

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When we think of #PiDay, we can't help but be excited thinking about our newest exhibition coming later this year in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Mathematica. Here's one of the artifacts, the Random Walk, from Mathematica. The exhibition was conceptualized, designed and realized by Charles and Ray Eames in 1961 that conveys the world of numbers and mathematics through...
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