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Celebrate the Opening of Different By Design
Posted: June 1, 2009

VROOM, VROOM: FAMILIES CAN EXPLORE NEW EXHIBIT, KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AT EDSEL & ELEANOR FORD HOUSE
 
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) will host a family fun day in conjunction with the opening day celebrations surrounding “Different by Design,” a new exhibit exploring the styling of Edsel Ford. On Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. children 12 and under will be admitted for free with a paid adult admission, with numerous activities for families to experience. For a printable pdf, click here.
 
Children can participate in the following activities: 
  • Ride around the grounds in an authentic 1941 Lincoln Continental, courtesy of Stahl’s Automotive Foundation
  • Listen to authentic recorded broadcasts of the 1930s children’s program “Cinnamon Bear” at the Play House
  • Watch Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Youth on Stage performers act out the book “If I Built a Car”
  • Create a clay car model and take it home to display
  • Meet “Josephine’s Friend” on a tour exploring children’s favorite places at the Ford House estate (nominal fee for this tour)
  • Be a virtual race car driver while playing the Nintendo Wii’s Legends of Indy 500 game
  • Enjoy food, music and fun!
 
“Different by Design: The Styling of Edsel Ford,” a new multimedia exhibition opening June 13 at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) aims to shed light on this subject and showcase Edsel’s eye for style and design. The exhibition showcases three of Edsel Ford’s personal automobiles that feature his specific customizations: the 1934 Brewster Town Car, the 1938 Lincoln K Brunn Brougham and the 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet.
 
The new exhibit also features interactive displays, fascinating audio recordings, historical images and artifacts, as well as an abundance of information, to bring these remarkable icons to life for visitors of all ages.

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