Showing posts from May, 2010

Dining at the Eagle Tavern and other Areas at Greenfield Village

The following post was written by Nicole from Dining in Detroit , a blog dedicated to...well...the fine food one can find in the Detroit area. She has done a wonderful job in writing about a subject one rarely thinks about when visiting Greenfield Village: eating ! ~~~~~~~~~~~ The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village is a phenomenal collection of local historical artifacts, a treasure trove of Detroit's automotive history (and by extension, America's industrial history), as well as an elaborate piece of preserved Americana: "American's Greatest History Attraction." But did you know that the food service program in both the Museum and the Village (including the Village's full-service restaurant, Eagle Tavern) is one of the most passionately and progressively locally-sourced menus in metro Detroit? 'Tis true. When Director of Food Services and Catering Jesse Eisenhuth took over the operations just a few short months ago, he saw that there w

Maps Through Time: The Ever-changing Lay Out of Greenfield Village

From its inception over 80 years ago through today, Greenfield Village has gone through numerous layouts, which is no easy task considering that it is actual buildings - historic buildings - that are being moved. I'm sure with each change there were complaints. Well, of course, unless it was Mr. Ford's idea. No one disagreed with the Big Guy. But, even with the last major restructuring in 2003 their were disgruntled customers. My opinion is as long as it's kept historically accurate, I don't mind. What I thought I'd do here was to show, through original six maps from six different decades, the ever-growing and ever-changing history of Greenfield Village. To see the graphics larger, please click onto the photo. Our first map takes us back to October 29, 1929 - that very first rainy day that Henry Ford opened up his Greenfield Village to special guests. Here was Mr. Ford's original vision: Twelve years later, in 1941, one can see just how much the Village grew:

Table of Contents with Links

Table of Contents Structures Ackley Covered Bridge Adams Family Home Adams Family Home Mourning Presentation A & S Machine Shop aka Armington & Sims Shop & Foundry Bagley Avenue Workshop Sir John Bennett Sweet Shop Blacksmith Shop Luther Burbank Birthplace Luther Burbank Office Cape Cod Windmill) Carousel ( Herschell-Spillman ) George Washington Carver Cabin Chapman Family Home Cider Mill ( Martinsville Cider Mill) ) The Clinton Inn ( The Eagle Tavern ) Cohen Millinery Shop Cotswold Cottage Cotswold Cottage Dovecote Cotswold Forge Daggett Farmhouse The Eagle Tavern ( The Clinton Inn ) Edison's Fort Meyer, Florida Laboratory Edison Homestead Edison Illuminating Company Edison Menlo Park Laboratory Edison Menlo Park Glass House Edison's Menlo Park Machine Shop Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Office and Library Edison Menlo Park Woodworking Shop Fairfield Rice Mill) ( Pottery Shop