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THE HENRY Ford Perhaps one of the most influential museums in the country, the Henry Ford, located in dearborn, Michi- gan, has over 26 million artifacts and nearly 300 years of history within its boundaries. explore greenfield village which sits on over 80 acres and houses the lab “where thomas edison had his lightbulb moment,” and offers a workshop from the Wright Brothers’ history. visit the animals or take a ride in an authentic Model t, and you’ll learn all about early american innovation and what initially fueled the american dream. the Museum of american innovation is another fantastic part of the Henry Ford that will educate and amaze all ages, and even houses the original bus that rosa Parks protested on! go to www.thehenry- ford.org for event information, ticket discounts, and exclusive offers on shops and dining. the Henry Ford is one piece of american culture you will not want to miss. “PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSEUMS iN tHe couNtry, tHe HeNry Ford, located iN dearBorN, MicHigaN, Has over 26 MillioN artiFacts aNd Nearly 300 years oF History WitHiN its BouNdaries.” HERBERT HOOVER NatioNal Historic site the Herbert Hoover National Historic site is located in West Branch, iowa, and is governed in part by the Na- tional Park service. it consists of a tiny village in which Herbert Hoover was born in a two-room cottage, and remains intact to this day. the site has been dubbed the “most kid-friendly presidential historic site.” children of all ages will enjoy exploring the different houses, including the cottages and the schoolhouse, as well as the actual Quaker Meeting House, which is the house that Hoover was born in. Hoover was very proud of his birthplace, and you can learn all about his life and legacy by visiting the Presidential library and Museum. “My country owes me no debt. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.” - Herbert Hoover 46 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest