American automaker General Motors has contributed $5 million to The Henry Ford – a massive indoor and outdoor history museum complex located in Dearborn, Michigan, near Detroit. The museum’s mission is to preserve essential pieces of American history, with a particular emphasis on American innovation and ingenuity, as exemplified by exhibits like the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop and a recreation of Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory.
In recognition of the $5-million contribution, a flexible gallery space in the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will be renamed “The Gallery by General Motors”. It will play host to an array of traveling exhibitions, like The Science Behind Pixar, which is on display now through March of next year, and Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, which will occupy The Gallery from fall-2018.
“We are honored to welcome General Motors as a Partner in Innovation,” says The Henry Ford President and CEO Patricia Mooradian. “This gift of $5 million is a game changer and allows us to deepen our community impact with innovative experiences and new exhibitions and programs in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.”