One of the most popular museums in the Detroit region is the iconic The Henry Ford Museum. The coronavirus is forcing the museum and other institutions in Detroit to keep their doors closed. As a result, some more of the museum’s popular events have been canceled or postponed. The Henry Ford has decided to close all venues through the end of May due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The museum says that it is protecting the health and well-being of its guests, employees, and partners during the coronavirus pandemic. With the doors remaining closed through the end of May, this year’s Maker Faire has been canceled. Maker Faire fans will be sorely disappointed. The event lasts an entire week and allowed artists and scientists to showcase their latest experiments, innovations, and projects.
The event was scheduled for the end of July when the museum could potentially be opened, but the dates had to be filled by a rescheduling of another special event called Day Out with Thomas. While the maker event has been canceled, The Henry Ford says that its commitment to “innovation learning and the maker community remains steadfast.” The museum promises that it is seeking new ways to integrate makers in the programs when the museum can reopen.
The Henry Ford has also announced that anyone who purchased a ticket to the Maker event will be able to use it for another date, turn the price into a donation, or receive a refund. The Yankee Air Museum doors are also remaining closed, and the museum has announced that the third annual Wings and Wheels event at the historic Willow Run Airport scheduled for June 14 has been canceled. The event will return in 2021. The museum says that it is continuing to monitor the coronavirus disease outbreak and has implemented a number of precautionary measures. In February of this year, the museum acquired the Michael Graves product design archive.
Source: Detroit Free Press