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girl scout programs
For adventurous girls. Inquisitive girls. Girls who love science. And technology. And fun. The Henry Ford offers team-building programs to inspire a generation of girls who are bold, informed and confident enough to change the world around them.
boy scout programs
We're here to inspire your Boy Scouts to change the world. Our programs, such as OnInnovation.com, include onsite and online resources to help boys earn their Inventing Merit Badge.
summer discovery camp
Send Your Kids to the "Best Summer Camp Around". The Henry Ford offers a well-rounded schedule for inquisitive, adventurous and energetic kids in grades 2-9. Camp days are packed with activities, including special tours, rides, hiking, crafts, fishing, robotics and more!
if i had a hammer
Your youth group will be immersed in this problem-solver’s delight as they work together to build an 8- by 11- foot house inside Henry Ford Museum. A perfect outing for scouts, youth groups and field trips.
maker faire detroit
A two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people who like to tinker and love to make things.
girl scout programs
boy scout programs
summer discovery camp
if i had a hammer
maker faire detroit
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Online & Onsite Resource Guide. Encourage your Boy Scouts to discover and apply the core principles of entrepreneurship as they strive to earn their Entrepreneurship Merit Badge and ultimately become successful businessmen.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Online & Onsite Resource Guide. Encourage your Boy Scouts to discover and apply the core principles of innovation as they strive to earn their Inventing Merit Badge and ultimately be successful in their own lives.   Get Document   View Summary
Onsite Programs
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Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. 15-minute presentation in Scotch Settlement School in which students are guided through a 19th century civics lesson.   View Website   View Summary
 
Facilitated Activity in Henry Ford Museum. Assist in the assembly of an authentic Model T. Spend as much or as little time as you want.    View Website   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Henry Ford Museum. A 30-minute musical and dramatic program that addresses the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.   View Website   View Summary
 
The National Day of Courage commemorates the day in 1955 when Rosa Parks helped spark the modern civil rights movement. At Henry Ford Museum, it is also an occasion to explore how Mrs. Parks’ singular act of courage continues to resonate today. We invite people of courage to share their own experiences and continue to inspire others to take a stand.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. Meet Thomas Edison the day after he introduced the world's first practical incandescent light bulb in this live one-man show.    View Website   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. 15-minute play about Elijah McCoy's journey to overcome racial injustice and register 57 patents.   View Website   View Summary
 
Facilitated Activity at Ford Rouge Factory Tour. During this 10-minute assembly line activity, visitors work together to discover the teamwork and flexibility of the modern moving assembly line.    View Website   View Summary
 
Facilitated Activity in Henry Ford Museum. Visitors assemble miniature wooden Model Ts using station and moving assembly line methods. 20-minute program.    View Website   View Summary
 
Take a ride to explore historic modes of transportation, including the Weiser Railroad, horsedrawn omnibus, Model T and the carousel.   View Website   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. Orville, Wilbur, and their sister, Katharine, tell the dramatic tale of their first flights on December 17, 1903.    View Website   View Summary
 
Facilitated Program in Henry Ford Museum. Teams of students work together to construct an 8- by 11-foot house inside the Museum. Uses math and language arts skills.   View Website   View Summary
 
Free downloadable Teacher Guide to accompany If I Had a Hammer program in Henry Ford Museum. Includes pre- and post-visit activities and curriculum connections.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Dramatic presentation in Greenfield Village. Meet young Laura Ingalls before she became a teacher in this 15-minute show celebrating Little Town on the Prairie. Hear some of Laura’s favorite stories about her family’s time in DeSmet, South Dakota including the return of Nellie Oleson and the first time she met Almanzo Wilder. (Near Scotch Settlement School)   View Website   View Summary
 
Special Event outside & in Henry Ford Museum. A two-day, family-friendly celebration of arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.   View Website   View Summary
 
Facilitated Activity at Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Step outside the Rouge and see how the ecosystem of this industrial setting, including soil, water, and air, has been transformed through sustainable design.    View Website   View Summary
 
The Henry Ford offers amazing camp experiences. Discovery Camp® is our week-long history-based camps for children going into the 2nd through 9th grade. Each level has its own theme and related crafts and activities.   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. Favorite stories from Mark Twain's book come alive in this 15-minute show.    View Website   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. Inspiring and sobering 15-minute program about life for enslaved people.    View Website   View Summary
 
Dramatic Presentation in Greenfield Village. 20-minute dramatic presentation on Women's Suffrage Movement.   View Website   View Summary
Field Trip Enhancements
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Expectations and tips for chaperones on field trips to The Henry Ford.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum. Centered around an unparalleled collection of historically significant vehicles, this remarkable mix of authentic artifacts, digital media, interactive play and personal accounts focuses on the enormous influence the automobile has had on American culture—from the automotive innovations that have changed our lives to the everyday choices we make.    View Website   View Summary
 
Self-guided Itinerary. Explore artifacts, exhibits and sites associated with the development of the Model T; includes in-depth information and questions.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the early days of flight. Online exhibit, downloadable lesson plans and student "pilot logs" available.    View Website   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greenfield Village. Explore one-room schools and buildings related to education through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Driving America" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Heroes of the Sky" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Made in America: Power" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger hunt at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explore the Ford Rouge Factory Tour through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greenfield Village. Explore the George Washington Carver Cabin and Mattox Family Home through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greenfield Village. Explore the glass, pottery, print, and weaving shops through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greenfield Village. Explore Daggett Farmhouse, Susquehanna Plantation, Hermitage Slave Quarters, and Firestone Farm through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Your Place in Time" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "With Liberty and Justice for All" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger hunt at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explore the Ford Rouge Factory Tour through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greeenfield Village. Explore the homes and workplaces of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt at Greenfield Village. Explore the "Henry Ford's Model T" district through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Made in America: Manufacturing" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Driving America" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Guide for Greenfield Village One-Room School Program downloadable online. Includes historical background and pre-, post-, and during visit suggestions, curriculum connections, and full bibliography.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Self-Guided Activity at Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Handle a "smart tool" that workers use on the factory floor and simulate steering wheel installation on a Ford F-150 pickup.   View Website   View Summary
 
Advice and instructions for using "My Collections" cards on a field trip. "My Collections" is your own personalized group of digitized artifacts from the Collections of The Henry. Adapt the assignment to your curriculum focus! Cards currently available for Driving America in Henry Ford Museum only.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and Online Exhibit. Focuses on the Revolutionary Era, the Antislavery Movement and Civil War Era, Women's Suffrage Movement, and Civil Rights Movement. Online resources include Lesson Plans, Exhibit Exploration Guide, and Timeline with Related Artifacts.   View Website   View Summary
 
Student Exploration Guides for Grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. For use in the classroom and in the museum. Obtain free Discovering Democracy in Action in With Liberty and Justice for All Student Exploration Guides for each student in your class. These guides are used when you visit the exhibit in Henry Ford Museum.   View Website   View Summary
Online Resources
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Online Interactive Module. Investigate the daily lives of the Daggetts, a colonial family living in northeastern Connecticut.    View Website   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. The photographers of the Detroit Publishing Company, founded in 1895, brought the world to everyone's living room.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit of The Henry Ford's historic costume collection. Much can be learned about societies and individuals by examining the way clothing was made and what people wore.    View Website   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. Explore R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House - the only surviving prototype of Fuller's vision for mass-produced, affordable housing.    View Website   View Summary
 
Online Interactive. Access our easy-to-use digital galleries, research, then create and post your own online exhibitions. Exhibits can be shared online.    View Website   View Summary
 
Student handout. Show students how to take on the tasks of researching, collecting, organizing, and writing for an online exhibit using The Henry Ford's cool ExhibitBuilder online tool.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Video interview with curator Bob Casey and article on Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, inventor of the Model T and innovator of the moving assembly line.   View Website   Watch Video   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Timeline of the history of Ford Motor Company.    View Website   View Summary
 
Research material. Information on Henry Ford’s story, the Model T, the assembly line and innovation from the curators of The Henry Ford. Includes hyperlinks to artifacts in The Henry Ford's Online Collections. *For ease of use, downloading is recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Research Material. Information on American auto racing from the curators of The Henry Ford. Includes hyperlinks to artifacts in The Henry Ford's Online Collections. *For ease of use, downloading is recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Research Material. Information on the American auto industry and its impact, automobile issues today and 20th-century migration and immigration from the curators of The Henry Ford. Includes hyperlinks to artifacts in The Henry Ford's Online Collections. *For ease of use, downloading is recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
PowerPoint slideshow. Learn about glass making, the paper mill, and workers with disabilities at the Rouge.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit of Herman Miller furniture and product literature collections. Herman Miller, Inc., a Zeeland, Michigan company founded in 1923, has become a leader in design and manufacture of modern furniture.   View Website   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the early days of flight. Online exhibit, downloadable lesson plans and student "pilot logs" available.    View Website   View Summary
 
Interactive module. Uses oral history interviews of some of America's most iconic innovators (past and present) and other assets of The Henry Ford's OnInnovation.com website to explore the basic tenets of innovation and its role in participants' own lives.    View Website   View Summary
 
Educational materials supplementing the IMAX film Jerusalem. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home.    View Website   View Summary
 
Online Video of national town hall meeting hosted in Henry Ford Museum. Video discusses the equality and opportunity cited in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.   Watch Video   View Summary
 
Interactive Module. Explore artifacts, stories and the cramped quarters of an enslaved carpenter at Georgia's Hermitage Plantation.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online Interactive Module. Follow a fictional family as they purchase and use their first automobile.    View Website   View Summary
 
Website from The Henry Ford. Collection of oral histories from today's visionaries; includes video, transcripts, and contextual information. Connects today's and yesterday's innovators.    View Website   View Summary
 
PowerPoint slideshow. Looks at the Rouge’s contentious and sometimes violent labor history. Each image is accompanied by background information chronicling the five-year struggle to organize the Rouge.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. Each month, our curators choose unique and interesting items from our collection to showcase.   View Website   View Summary
 
PowerPoint slideshow. Examines sophisticated technological and environmental innovations at the Rouge which manage water, soil and daylight.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Information on the life and work of Henry Ford. Also includes a history of Ford Motor Company.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Information on the life and work of Thomas Edison. Also includes a history of Menlo Park Laboratory.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Information on the life and work of Orville and Wilbur Wright.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. Follow the journey of the Montgomery City bus on which Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality to its new home in Henry Ford Museum.   View Website   View Summary
 
PowerPoint slideshow. A general overview of The Rouge from its establishment as the largest industrial complex in the world in the 20th century to its revitalization in the 21st century. Each image includes brief, background information. Many images include questions for further analysis, interpretation and discussion.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. Features significant automobiles of the American experience.    View Website   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. Explore the toys,games and dolls children played with in the past and what parents did – or didn’t – consider important about their children’s playthings. See how advances in technology changed toys.   View Website   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and Online Exhibit. Focuses on the Revolutionary Era, the Antislavery Movement and Civil War Era, Women's Suffrage Movement, and Civil Rights Movement. Online resources include Lesson Plans, Exhibit Exploration Guide, and Timeline with Related Artifacts.   View Website   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and Online. Take a look back at this past century and our "everyday" world. Reminisce with this exhibit spanning five generations.   View Website   View Summary
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