Saturday, July 27, Ford Motor Company will put on a big show commemorating the 150th anniversary of founder Henry Ford’s birth at Fair Lane in Dearborn, Mich. The public event at the Henry Ford Estate will feature cars, music, dancing, farmers and artisans. Historic vehicles from the Ford Motor Company collection will be on display, including the world’s oldest Ford Motor Company vehicle, the 1903 Ford Model A that Bill Ford bought late last year (ABOVE, with its new owner). There will also be a farmers market with locally sourced products, a reflection of Ford’s famous support of farming.
The event will coincide with Maker Faire Detroit, a two-day celebration of robotics, electronics, rockets, food and fashion finds. It also marks the formal transfer of the Henry Ford Estate, aka Fair Lane, from the University of Michigan to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, a non-profit entity dedicated to education.