Today we took in The Henry Ford, a museum that is almost right up there with Smithsonian. It is overwhelming in every way. Areas dedicated to flight, rail transportation, American furniture, farm machinery, telephones, autos, watches and watchmaking, silver and pewter, Rosa Parks, womens rights, and on and on and on. It's not exactly laid out in a user friendly floorplan. You keep thinking you missed something, and I'm sure we did.
We had enough time in the afternoon to go to the Ford mansion Fair Lane. As we were driving in, we saw a poster saying it was Henry Ford's birthday. All right!! All bad. The mansion was closed for a private gathering. It' s not open tomorrow so it'll have to wait for the next trip. We were able to walk around the grounds, but all 32,000 sq. feet of the mansion remain a mystery to us. BUT, there was a car show on the grounds. So Van and I saw some nice hot rods. This is hard to believe but true: Henry and Claire Ford did not make any provisions for the mansion after the death of the surviving spouse, and the contents were sold at auction!!! What's up with that??
Well I took a slew of photos again today and picked the ones I thought worthy. They tell the story better than me. Enjoy!!
Tomorrow we visit the assemble plant while in operation.
The adventure continues,