Monday, September 12, 2011

Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum is in Dearborn, Michigan, near Detroit. It has quite a bit of stuff on display other than cars, trucks, and other thing that you think of when you think Henry Ford. What drew me there was the amazing collection of Presidential cars that they have. Most famous is the car in which John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated.

This is the chair that Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot

Rosa Parks bus. The bus that she was sitting in when she refused to move to the back of the the bus.

The seat in which Rosa Parks refused to give up.

Actual signature of Abraham Lincoln

George Washingtons military cot

The Reagan car. This is the car that Ronald Reagan was towards when John Hinkley shot him. Secret Service rushed him to the car and it took Reagan to the hospital.

Klo and I with the Kennedy car. This is the car that John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was fatally shot in Dallas, TX. The car was given a hard top and was later used by Presidents Johnson and Nixon. I know, weird, right?

'Bubbletop' this car was used by President Eisenhower

Klo and I with one of FDR's cars

Horse drawn carriage used by President Theodore Roosevelt

 On the same property as The Henry Ford Museum is Greenfield Village. Henry Ford brought all types of historically significant buildings and recontructed them in one place and called it Greenfield Village. There are several buildings connected with Thomas Edison brought there as well as The Wright Brothers home and bike shop, among other things. The best part for me was a courthouse in which Abraham Lincoln tried cases.

Logan County IL. courthouse where Lincoln practiced law

We also did a little gravehunting and found the final resting place of Henry Ford himself in the front of the church that he used to attend

Gravesite of Henry Ford Detroit, MI

I highly recommend The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village for any history lover. It is kind of expensive but worth it I think.

1 comment:

  1. "There should be pictures of food in the dining room and landscape in the living room," says my daughter, who is just starting her interior design course at our local university. So I asked her to browse to on the computer.
    There she can choose good canvas prints to be made from a vast choice of Western art and she picked this one of fish by Braque, for the dining room.