Welcome to the Henry Ford Museum, encapsulating a piece of Americana in a building with 12 acres under a single roof, it is indeed, vast.
After a light breakfast in the Michigan Cafe, the first exhibits we come upon are trains - big ones!
Adjacent to the trains are horse-drawn vehicles of all types, shortly followed by race cars, trucks, planes, and presidential vehicles.
The museum features agricultural equipment, home arts, furniture and even the Wienermobile!
I stumbled upon this old school bus, presumable Blue Bird #1 and marveled at how some things seem to go on forever. Ford still manufactures farming equipment used today.
Look at this beautiful old sewing machine.
How about this Porsche, once owned by Janis Joplin?
One of my favorites was this Dymaxion House. Conceived and designed in the late 1920s, it was designed by R. Buckminster Fuller. Made of all aluminum, it was touted as being affordable, portable and environmentally efficient. With no wasted space, it sill had many drawbacks, and this house remains the only one ever built and lived in.
And as we meandered to the front side of the museum, we came across the Wienermobile, the original, of course. They even had a Wienermobile Cafe, but since we don't like mystery meat, we opted not to try it out.
Our half day flew by, and now it's time to visit the Greenfield Village, just out the door.
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