Your Support Matters

Since 1929, The Henry Ford has supported ordinary individuals making their mark in this world. We’ve inspired them with the stories we tell and through access to our collections with immersive experiences, both in person and online. Your support goes a long way toward unleashing our national treasure and making our collections available to the world. With your help, teachers, scholars, self-taught tinkerers and engineers around the globe will be able to access these artifacts and the stories of great men and women who created them. They can learn from their failures and successes, then take it forward.

Follow the spark of innovation as it makes its way through time, and discover how ordinary people and objects inspired inventions that shaped our future. Encounter surprising twists as our story unfolds over the next year.