Sunday afternoon we will depart The Henry Ford (Formerly called the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield
Village) en-masse for our introduction to the historic Ford Piquette Plant, the first plant built by Ford and
the birthplace of the Model T. We will also pass by the Highland Park plant, where Model T's were made after 1910. A late
barbecue lunch will be served.
Leaving Piquette, we will travel back to Ypsilanti and the Eagle Crest Marriott for a orientation meeting
Monday we will
tour approximately 100 miles visiting many of the historic water powered mills which were part of the Ford Village Industries.
Many of these wonderful mills have been recently restored and are now very charming places to visit. Coffee & doughnuts
and lunch stops are included.
be another day of rural touring along Michigan’s back roads. This tour will be shorter to accommodate the evening’s
vintage fashion show event and
dinner banquet at the Marriott.
Lunch will also be included on this day.
be your day to decide which of the areas many attractions you would most like to see. Detroit has a world class art museum,
the Detroit Institute of Arts, home of the world
famous Diego Rivera Murals of the Ford Motor Company manufacturing operations, that has recently undergone a $150 million+ rebirth. There are also 3 Casinos to choose from if you’re feeling lucky. The Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate in beautiful Grosse Pointe is also a fine choice. Look
at www.visitdetroit.com to see all that Southeastern Michigan, the automotive
capital of the world, has to offer. If golf is your thing, the Eagle Crest Marriott has got you covered. For most choices you will be encouraged to drive "modern"
however, for you Model T die-hards, an informal "T Tour" will be planned. What ever you decide, get back in time for dinner
on your own and a visit to Ypsilanti’s Depot Town where streets will be blocked off and Model T Parking Only will be in effect. The Fire Museum
and the Miller Hudson Dealership
will be open for your enjoyment as well as other great
venues for fun and shopping.
begin with a driving tour featuring Henry Ford’s birthplace site, the Ford Family Cemetery where
Henry Ford is buried, beautiful Hines Drive and a tour of Henry & Clara’s home, Fair Lane, including lunch. After our return to the Marriott and a short rest, tour buses
will transport us to the Piquette Plant for closing ceremonies. All will be encouraged to dress in work
clothes, as Henry’s workers did 100 years before,
when the final touches were being added to what would become the most important automobile of all time, the Model T Ford!
HENRY FORD III has agreed to present
the closing remarks for this celebration of the century.
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