The Museum’s gift shop has been updated with a cornucopia of new items, including ornaments and magnets for a variety of historic buildings, including Old Dearborn City Hall, Fordson High School, the Ford Rotunda, Ford Homes, and more. You can buy them in-person at our gift shop or order them online!
Pre-orders for the Museum Guild’s new book Stories From the Sidewalk, are also now online! Edited by Christopher Merlo and L. Glenn O’Kray, this exciting book details the stories of over 360 historic houses and buildings in Dearborn’s Arsenal and Riverbend neighborhoods. Each story features a full-color photograph of the house or building along with details on its history and architecture.
The rich history of the two neighborhoods is told through the lives of the homeowners who frequented its local businesses and attended its schools and churches. Organized by neighborhood and street, the book is designed to lead readers on a “walking tour” of the community. Walk down any one street and you might meet a farmer who sold his land to Henry Ford that became part of the Ford Rouge Complex. On the next block you’ll meet Henry’s boyhood friend, a scientist who researched the uses of soybeans. On the next, an executive of the Stout Air Services founded by aeronautical pioneer William B. Stout. Stories from the Sidewalk can be pre-ordered at thedhm.org/books with shipping happening as soon as the books are available. You can also pre-order your copy be selecting the image below!