Friday, April 25, 2014

Visiting Henry Ford Museum

Yesterday my hubby and I were chaperons for our granddaughter, Isabella's, third grade trip to Henry Ford Museum.

Jerry and me waiting for the school buses to arrive...

And here they are!

Right photo L-R:  Zoe, Isabella, and their teacher.

~ Lunch time near the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile ~

~ The vintage diner price for tea was .05 cents ~

The display below piqued my interest.

Notice the tea kettles on the 1840 [left] and 1930 [right] stoves.

Below is a 1775-1780 folding camp bed that George Washington slept on as he toured the battlefields in New York and New England.  Notice his teapot on the floor near his bed. 

Jerry's first job in high school was a night manager at McDonald's, so we had to photograph the "Golden Arches."

Zoe and Izzy on the bus that African-American civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, was riding in 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.

~ Amelia Earhart ~

~ Isabella ~

What a fun day!  There's something for everyone's interest at the museum.  The girls had fun in the two gift shops too.  ;-)


  1. That does sound like a fun day!

  2. The museum is one place we'd like to visit one day, perhaps we can coordinate a meeting there with you. Watching youngsters learn on a school trip is fun, isn't it?

  3. My husband and I first visited the Henry Ford Museum in the summer of 2012. We spent four hours there and missed many exhibits including the civil rights/Rosa Parks exhibit which we saw on a poster on our way out. We returned in December of 2012 and 2013 with our 3, then 4 preschool grandchildren for our annual outing. People thought we were crazy to bring preschoolers, but there is so much to see and experience for all ages! I have purchased a membership which allows me to bring one adult guest each visit and includes free parking. It is not much more than two adult admissions and is good for a year. I would advise allowing several days for the whole facility - we still haven't seen it all! I can't wait for this summer when we will visit Greenfield Village for the first time. I want to go to tea at the Cotswold Tearoom!!

  4. How awesome that you and Jerry could accompany your granddaughter! And I'm quite intrigued by the photo of the old Florida tea room. It reminds me so much of those old tea room postcards I'm collecting!


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