You can visit the Henry Ford Museum full of all kinds of history from automobiles to baby rattles. You can walk through the 200 acre Greenfield Village that will send you back into the days of yesteryear to see John Adams home, Henry Ford's home, Booker T Washington's cabin, sawmills, early farms, textile plants, pottery plants, and an old tavern with communal seating for lunch. Then there is the Ford Rouge Factory Tour where the new aluminum skinned Ford F-150 truck is assembled. Finally you could visit the IMAX theater to watch any of the many 2D and 3D material available.
I chose the Museum and Greenfield Village and neither was a disappointment. There is so much to see in the museum and I took some pictures. I can't even begin to explain the overwhelming sensory input as you walk thru this place and look at the displays. History is presented in form and word. For example, one section has to do with struggles of America and its populations struggles for freedom and equality. Starting with the Revolutionary War and taking you to Abe Lincoln and the struggle for freedom from slavery. Follow all that up with a look into the fight for women's rights and their vote. Then comes the struggle for civil rights and Rosa Parks famous refusal to change her seat on the bus for a white person.
|The actual bus.|
|Teddy Roosevelt's Limo|
|Looked brand new|
|Willys was King|
|Even has Chevrolet|
|Model T in pieces...there aren't many|
|Old Corn Harvester|
|Not so modern kitchen|
|A Model T Tent Camper|
|Lots of steam|
|Steam powered shop|
|Allegheny Locomotive only one left and the largest every built|
|Real Steam Locomotives|
|Henry Fords Boyhood Home|
|Ford's Original shop|
|Restored and Installed by Henry Ford|
|The original shop that Ford his first car|
|A small version of the original Ford Plant|
|Wright Brothers Shop|
We have run into a couple of snafu lately. Last week I ordered medication from my hometown pharmacy to sent general delivery to a post office in South Bend. Unfortunately the pharmacy sent it via U.P.S. instead of U.S.P.S. It didn't show up in time for me to pick them up when we were in Granger earlier this week. So it is back to Granger to visit the South Bend post office as they called and told me that the package arrived. So tomorrow we head back to the South Bend area.
The other little snafu has to do with being retired and not realizing what time it is. It seems a holiday is looming ahead and we didn't think about it until just yesterday. Try to find a place to park for Memorial Day Weekend a week before the holiday. Especially if you decide to go somewhere popular. We were scheduled to be in the Washington DC area but there are no parks available so we are changing our plans and heading south to Paducah, Kentucky. We will arrive next Monday and stay until June 2nd when we will reverse our direction and head east to the DC/Baltimore area.
Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.