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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn

The Henry Ford in Dearborn is a spectacular place--a world class museum-- that we return to again and again.  Every out-of-state visitor has to come to here.  It is a national historic landmark that began as Henry Ford's personal collection. Today, it houses such jaw-dropping artifacts as the chair Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, the car Kennedy was driving in when he was shot, the bus in which Rosa Parks made her protest heard round the world (and they even let you sit in her seat and hear her own words) and an original authentic 1946 diner restored to perfection. Then there are the magnificent displays of locomotive engines and airplanes and power grids as well as a special exhibit on the fascinating George Washington Carver. We love visiting in the wintertime, because it is less crowded.

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