‘Henry Ford Day’ is July 30th in Michigan

‘Henry Ford Day’ is July 30th in Michigan

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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