Visitors to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford will be able to see objects from the Apollo space program, costumes of Disney characters, and shop at the Detroit Central Market in 2022.
Two new limited-engagement exhibitions are making their way to the museum this year. The first, which will run from Feb. 19-May 8, is “Apollo When We Went to the Moon.” Featuring 100 objects and artifacts from the archives of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., visitors can explore how the space race inspired generations of Americans to reach for the stars.
Following Apollo, visitors can experience “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” from June 25-Jan. 1, 2023. With more than 70 costumes, Heroes & Villains will immerse visitors in the world of Disney, illustrating how an audience’s understanding of its iconic characters is shaped through the artistry and creativity of its costumes. Admission to both exhibitions is free with membership or ticket purchase to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
The new year also brings a new permanent exhibition to the museum, highlighting one of the most comprehensive collections of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments ever assembled. Constructed in a new museum gallery space, the exhibit is projected to open for the 2022 holiday season. The Henry Ford acquired the 6,600-piece collection in 2019.
Opening April 15 for members and April 16 for the public, Greenfield Village kicks off the 2022 season with the grand opening of the historic Detroit Central Market. First opened in 1861 in downtown Detroit (Cadillac Square), the building was saved from demolition and acquired in 2003.
Under construction since 2019, the market marks the first permanent building addition to Greenfield Village since the Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Roundhouse in 2000.
After a two-year absence, Thomas the Train returns to the village for a springtime adventure May 13-15 and 20-22. Also making their return in 2022, are The Henry Ford Summer Camps, running June 27-Aug. 12 for students in grades 2-5. Fast-paced artifact hunts, hands-on experiments, exclusive experiences and more will transport young learners through stories of American innovation. Capacities are limited, for more information visit here.