henry ford museum


George Washington’s camp bed and travel chest. Normally he stayed in the homes of local families when he traveled, or if he was making permanent camp he’d appropriate a building to use. However if he was in the field he would use these. 

In the collection of the Henry Ford Museum. 

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I took my Goomy Antonia Goomnolia to the Henry Ford Museum of American History! She got to see a whole bunch of stuff like the bus Rosa Parks sat in, some of America’s largest steam trains, watched a silent movie and got to see what it was like living in each generation. She sure learned a lot and had a ton of fun!

———— @picklesnpeanutbutter submitted an amazing collection of their adorable Goomy! Check the album linked above for all of the great photos!

Dymaxion House | Design: R. Buckminster Fuller

“Bucky” Fuller was a philosopher-inventor-designer who created the Dymaxion House, a geodesic dome. Considered as one of the founders of the environmental design movement, Bucky made it his life’s mission to conserve the Earth’s resources to avoid ecological disaster. The 1,100 sq. ft. Dymaxion House was conceived in the 1920s but wasn’t realized until 1945. It was his solution for a mass-produced, affordable, transportable, and environmentally efficient house. The word “Dymaxion” was coined by combining parts of three of Bucky’s favorite words: dynamic, maximum, and ION. The house used tension suspension from a central column or mast, sold for $6,400, and could be shipped worldwide in its own metal tube. Toward the end of WW II, Fuller attempted to create a new industry for mass-producing Dymaxion Houses. The house is currently diplayed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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So I went to The Science of Pixar exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum today!!!!!

I got waaaayy too many (yet not enough) pictures of this exhibit that I couldn’t fit them all into this post!

THIS WAS honestly one of the best experiences in my life and I’m so happy I got the chance to see it!


So- I live in metro Detroit, Michigan, which is home to The Henry Ford Museum (a fairly well known history museum showcasing industry, innovation, and culture), and yesterday the museum opened its newest permanent exhibit Mathematica. Today I had the pleasure of spending about an hour and a half in the exhibit (my boyfriend pretended not to be bored out of his mind while he patiently waited for me to be ready to see the rest of the museum- he’s a history guy, not a math guy). The exhibit was wonderful and very intriguing. If you’re ever in the Detroit area I highly suggest the museum and this exhibit (which is free with admission to the museum).


Once in a great while, you round a corner somewhere and run into something you never thought you’d see in person. Such is the case with this gargantuan hunk of French luxury: it’s the Bugatti Royale “Weinberger Cabriolet”. Just 6 of these cars were built, all with a different name and body, and they are very likely to shatter records should any of them hit the auction block. This could very well be a 50-100 million dollar car. This thing cost $43,000 back in 1932.


Wright Brothers Home at Greenfield Village of The Henry Ford by Larry Syverson
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Greenfield Village is part of the The Henry Ford (also known as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village). It is also called the Edison Institute. It is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan. It is the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the United States. It opened to the public in 1933. We visited it in July 1984. Wright Brothers Home: Originally built at 7 Hawthorne Street in Dayton, Ohio, in 1871. Wilbur and Orville grew up in the house. The brothers added the front porch: Wilbur personally turned the big posts and Orville made the small turnings.