|The bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat (above) is now displayed at the Henry Ford Museum.|
The museum building encompasses a large 12-acre space filled with hot rods, airplanes and immense locomotives. Despite the large selection of historical pieces, there are a few that are deemed crowd favorites.
First, families enjoy the Wienermobile, an Oscar Mayer hot dog-inspired car. With its bright mustard yellow and burnt orange coloring, the vehicle truly draws the crowd's attention.
The Wienermobile is the first car to be seen in the museum, but certainly isn't the last. Gift shop employee and self-acclaimed history buff, Adam Bragenzer, 17, enjoys the presidential limousines because of the history the cars represent.
Coworker Lori Ringo agreed, but also added that she enjoys the entire museum. Ringo said her favorite two pieces are the Kennedy Presidential Limousine and the Lincoln Chair, both of which their respective presidents were assassinated in, because both represent two great American Presidents.
Young friends and Henry Ford Museum members, Mackenzie, 8, and first-timer Brody, 6, also said they loved the museum. Mackenzie said her favorite exhibit was the dollhouses, while Brody enjoyed the "big black train," the 1941 Allegheny Locomotive, one of the largest steam trains ever built.
|Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assasinated in 1865 in this chair (right) at Ford's Theather in Washington D.C.|
The museum is also famous for having the historic Rosa Parks bus, where Rosa Parks refused to succumb to the bus's racially-segregated seating on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery. Alabama.
The Henry Ford Museum offers fun for the whole family with the amount of exhibits it has to explore, from the road to the air.
Admission is $17 for adults, $12.50 for 12-and-under, and 15 for seniors 62-and-up.
— Mallory Estepp is an Intern for The Arab American News