Henry Ford Museum's 'Driving America' features a '51 Hotshot.
- Bob Casey redesigned the Henry Ford's automotive exhibit after a 25-year run, and the hardest car to find was a Dodge Omni. They're mostly all gone. The $8 million 'Driving America' exhibit opens to the public on Jan. 29, showing how cars evolved from the 1890s into the 2000s. It includes 18 interactive displays and other features that illustrate how the public has lived with the automobile over the last 12 decades.
'Driving America' spans 80,000 square feet and showcases 130 cars and trucks, some on loan and 21 others that haven't been on display at the Henry Ford for at least 25 years including the '51 Crosley VC Hot Shot which returns to the exhibit. The prior exhibit closed about a year ago so the museum could renovate for this exhibit. The previous exhibit focused more on how the industry has changed over the years.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 5-12. That includes access to exhibits on architecture, aviation, presidential limousines, manufacturing innovation and the struggle for freedom and civil rights in America. Tickets for the IMAX Theater at the Henry Ford are separate. There's also a newly-renovated theater with a 15-minute movie about the industry and 18 interactive digital kiosks with touch-screen displays that allow further exploration of the automotive industry.
Henry Ford Museum,
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn.
Thanks to Brent Snavely at the Detroit Free Press for this info.
313-222-6512 or bsnavely@...