History of Camping: Auto Touring
What happens when you tour in a Model T? Join us for a lecture about the beginning of modern camping.
Learn about what supplies are best for auto touring and hear about Edsel Ford’s cross-country travel experience in a Model T.
Ford House Museum Specialist Felicia Konrad-Bevard offers us a lecture on the beginnings of modern camping. Be sure to come early and see a Model T and Felicia’s own auto touring setup!
Felicia’s interest in auto-touring started after seeing a display at Greenfield Village. After seeing the display, she started researching and the more she learned the more interested she became. Auto-touring is the perfect combination of things she loves like camping, traveling, and history. Her research interests include historic foodways, auto-touring, and mid-19th-early 20th century material culture and everyday life. Felicia is finishing her Master’s in Anthropology at Ball State University. She got her Bachelor’s in Anthropology and History from Heidelberg University.
Tickets are $12.