More Reasons to Spend Your Summer at Greenfield Village

Extended Saturday Hours, Historic Base Ball, Outdoor Concerts and a Classic Car Show

DEARBORN, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire/ — Don’t stay at home and regret having a boring summer. Celebrate the season at Greenfield Village. Along with great daily programming there are special events all summer long starting with Civil War Remembrance in May to the World Tournament of Historic Base Ball in August. Plus this year take more time to enjoy everything the Greenfield Village has to offer on Saturday nights with extended hours until 9:00 p.m. starting July 9 – August 20.

New this summer is the expanded state-of-the-art glass shop in Liberty Craftworks District. Not only can visitors watch blowers produce glass, they now have the chance to work with the medium and pull a souvenir flower. The pulled flower project requires a timed ticket. Timed tickets, as well as hand-crafted glass and pottery, can be purchased at the Liberty Craftworks Gift Shop.

“Greenfield Village is never the same place twice,” said Christian Overland, director of Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum. “Every day there is something new from the crops in the fields to the animals in the barns. With the variety of the programming we offer from historic base ball to concerts on the green, there is something for everyone.”

Civil War Remembrance Weekend – May 28 – 30: America’s proud, patriotic history becomes a central part of the special Greenfield Village Memorial Day observance. Explore the origins of this meaningful holiday as Union and Confederate re-enactor troops and civilians march into the Village.

Greenfield Village Historic Base Ball – June 11 – August 28: (weekends only) The history of America’s favorite pastime comes to life this summer at Greenfield Village. Starting on weekends in June, travel back in time when a new game known as “base ball” was sweeping the nation. Greenfield Village’s two teams, The La-Deh-Dah’s and The Nationals take the field each weekend in a spirited match played by the rules of 1867. Games begin Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. The season concludes at the end of August with the 3rd Annual World Series of Historic Base Ball.

Greenfield Village Summer Evenings: Greenfield Village is open late this summer until 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays from July 9 – August 20. Take a leisurely stroll while enjoying the same great shopping and food available during the day. In addition, guests can enjoy an old-fashioned corn boil on the Village Green or traditionally brewed beer in the Liberty Craftworks Guild Beer Hall. Each weekend visitors can enjoy the sweet sounds of the Greenfield Village Summer Evenings Concert Series from the smooth sounds of jazz, the twang of folk to the big band roar of the 20′s. Enjoy the music at no extra charge — concerts are free with the price of admission to Greenfield Village. For a complete schedule of concerts visit our website at http://www.thehenryford.org/ .

Motor Muster – June 19 – 20: A weekend of world-class cars at Greenfield Village. Motor Muster runs Father’s Day weekend and features more than 500 classic automobiles, race cars, motorcycles and bicycles from 1933 to 1973. Motor Muster is free with admission to Greenfield Village.

Salute to America – July 1 – 4: (special tickets required) It’s a musical celebration of Independence Day! The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers a patriotic journey through America’s musical history with the annual Salute to America concert series in Greenfield Village. Performances require a special ticket. Tickets go on sale May 10 and are available at The Henry Ford, DSO or Ticketmaster. For more information visit our website at http://www.thehenryford.org/ .

Celebration of Emancipation Weekend – August 6 – 7: Our most cherished American value is our freedom, but freedom has always come with a heavy price. During Celebration of Emancipation at Greenfield Village, we step back in time to look at the stories of Americans who fought for freedom through innovation, perseverance and faith.

For a complete listing of events and times, please visit http://www.thehenryford.org/ . Come celebrate summer at Greenfield Village 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Sunday. On Saturdays, the Village will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. from July 9 – August 20.

Annual memberships start at as little as $39 and include unlimited admission to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

Plan your next vacation by logging onto http://www.historyvacations.com/ , where you will find complete vacation packages to The Henry Ford.

For ticket information call (313) 982-6001 or go online at http://www.thehenryford.org/ .

The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, Michigan was founded in 1929 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford. This history destination includes Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The Henry Ford, America’s Greatest History Attraction, is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life. For more information please visit our website, http://www.thehenryford.org/ .

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