Michigan legislature has officially declared the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth as ‘Henry Ford Day,’ which will be celebrated at a public community event held on July 30 at the Henry Ford Estate/Fair Lane in Dearborn, Mich.
In conjunction with celebratory events such as a classic car display, ownership of the Henry Ford Estate will officially be transferred from the University of Michigan over to the Henry Ford Estate Inc., a non-profit organization which has plans to re-imagine and restore the Ford Estate to appeal to new visitors.
After the ownership transfer ceremony there will be live music, a farmer’s market filled with locally sourced produce, and even dance instructors to help visitors enjoy a tradition that was important to the Ford family.
Henry Ford helped to create the first viable transportation for the masses, and also introduced the $5 a day minimum wage, a move that arguably started the rise of the middle class in America. “He [Ford] is recognized for his pioneering spirit and innovation that put the world on wheels, and we honor his contribution to significant social and economic progress,” notes a Michigan Senate resolution.
The Henry Ford Estate/Fair Lane is located at One Fair Lane Drive in Dearborn, Mich.
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