I’m here in Detroit with David Goodspeed (boy, does that man know his cars!), thanks to Ford, who brought us out to Motor City for the North American International Auto Show as part of #FordNAIAS. We spent this evening at the Henry Ford Museum, and we were given the opportunity to simply wander the museum on our own. It was nothing short of amazing.
As our friend Paul Strauss of The Awesomer put it, it felt as if we were in a sequel to the film Night at the Museum. The Henry Ford Museum truly is an awesome place. If you haven’t been, then put it on your bucket list!
Not familiar with the Henry Ford Museum? Here’s how the website describes it.
The sheer scope and design of Henry Ford Museum is as grand as the vision that inspired it. It’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe as your mind adjusts to a different sense of scale — more vast, more expansive and more diverse— by far— than anything you’ll encounter in everyday life.
The museum brings US history to life, because within its walls are some of the more remarkable pieces of American history. The first surprise I encountered was this…
Yes, this is the actual car in which President Kennedy was riding when he was assassinated. The limo President Reagan was in when he was shot is also there.
The actual bus Rosa Parks rode in, on the day she inspired the Civil Rights Movement, is there too.
And the actual chair President Lincoln sat in the night he was shot? It is there too.
The museum isn’t just about Presidents and shootings however. In that one single building you’ll find the history of the automobile, not in pictures or words, but in cars. Here’s just a quick look.