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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant: Events 2020-2021
Piquette Discount Day: Sunday, September 27
Discount Day at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. In place of Model T Birthday Celebration for 2020 only! Discount Day includes 50% admission discount and 20% museum store discount. There will be docents stationed in each one of the sections of the Piquette building. Face masks are required as well as social distancing. The number of people allowed into the building will be regulated so it is recommended that you book your ticket online. There will be no formal car show this year but if you would like to drive your cool car to the Piquette parking lot on that day then you are welcome to do so.
A Riveting Day at Piquette: March 21, 2021
Deaf Day at Ford Piquette Avenue Plant: TBD
Annual Meeting: TBD
Clara Ford Tea: TBD
Piquette T’s Shop Talk: TBD
Super Roll: Postponed until August 2021
Piquette Halloween Event: TBD
Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11
Holiday Party: December 2020
FPAP Speaker Series: TBD – Postponed until 2021
Deaf Day at Ford Piquette Avenue Plant: TBD POSTPONED
In Collaboration with Madonna University this event will Feature CERTIFIED ASL INTERPRETED Tours of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive revolution.
Almost unchanged since Henry Ford’s day, the plant is a three-story New England-style mill building. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum is located on the second and third floor of the building. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The plant is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark and a Michigan State Historic Site. See Henry Ford’s office as it was in 1908 when he was on the cusp of fame. And learn why it still matters today. See a selection of rare Detroit-built cars from the first decade of the 20th century and learn their fates. See the new dealership display which depicts how a car dealership looked during the Model T era. Certified ASL Interpreters will be present at all points throughout the tour.
Tours will last approximately 90 minutes beginning at the John Forster Theater. There will be two time options for tours:
Tickets prices are as follows:
Youth (Ages 5-17): $5
Children 4 & Under: Free
A Riveting Day at Piquette: March 21, 2021
Join the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Yankee Air Museum as we celebrate “A Riveting Day at Piquette: A Celebration of Women in Manufacturing Prior to 1945” TBD. We welcome all Rosies to come dressed for the occasion and learn about the women who had a hand in the manufacturing industry prior to 1945. This will be a FREE fun filled day for the entire family with activities for all ages, speakers, exhibits, and plenty of photo opportunities.
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Get inspired to find your inner Rosie!
Clara Ford Tea: TBD POSTPONED
Join us for a day celebrating the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote!
Beginning at 11 a.m., Bailey Sisoy-Moore of The Detroit History Club and Detroit History Tours will be giving an informational lecture about women’s suffrage in Detroit. This lecture will take place at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 461 Piquette Ave.
Following the lecture, we will have tea at the historic Whitney restaurant. Valet parking at The Whitney will be offered free of charge. During the tea, you will have the option to purchase raffle tickets to win a prize basket filled with local Detroit goodies.
Ticket prices are $60 for Ford Piquette Plant members, $65 for non-members. For more information regarding FPAP membership, look here: https://www.fordpiquetteplant.org/get-involved/
Sponsorship pricing is also available. If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship table, please contact Alana Stultz at (313) 872-8759.
Clara Ford was a passionate suffragette, holding the position of Vice Chair for the Dearborn Branch of the Equal Suffrage League of Wayne County in 1918 as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan League of Women Voters starting in 1921.