Public Events



Model T Birthday Celebration -- Sunday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Celebrating the day in 1908 when the first Model T was built at the Ford Piquette Plant, visitors can enjoy free Model T rides, vintage vehicles on display, music, food & beverages for sale, unique vendors, and fun and games for the kids, sponsored by Absopure Water Company. There is no cost for outdoor activities in the parking lot. The line for T rides will form near the entrance and are first-come, first-serve. Regular museum admission prices apply: $10-$17


Ford's First Investors -- Friday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a presentation exploring “Ford’s First Investors: Who’s Who in 1903” presented by guest lecturer Ray Swetman. A docent at The Henry Ford, Swetman has meticulously researched Ford Motor Company’s original investors and their fascinating personal stories. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for complimentary beverages and light bites. Program begins at 6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Members: $20.


Miracle on Piquette – Thursday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m.  The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was very nearly destroyed. Through the passion of local preservationists and automotive heritage enthusiasts, however, this incredible artifact was officially preserved in 2000, and further escaped the five-alarm fire that consumed the nearly 100-year-old adjacent Studebaker Plant in 2005. Go behind-the-scenes to learn how the birthplace of the Model T was saved and started its new life as a world-renowned museum in this Speaker Series talk presented by Don LaCombe, automotive historian. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a social start to evening including a complimentary Happy-Half Hour and light bites. The formal presentation starts at 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Members: $15.  

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