If you need something fun (and FREE) to do with the kids when they are off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15th, plan a trip to The Henry Ford. The museum will be open and offering FREE admission to the public.

Explore the permanent With Liberty and Justice for All exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum to learn about the Civil Rights Movement in America and the legacy of Dr. King. Then stick around for special programming taking place throughout the day. In addition to the standing museum exhibits, here is the schedule for additional programs and performances on MLK Day:

  • Words of Freedom: Excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – live performances at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm.
  • Original Play: “The Beginnings of the Boycott” – hosted in the Museum Plaza with showings at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
  • Musical Selections by X. Alexander Durdan – pieces will be presented at 12 pm and 3 pm.
  • Featured Film: Long Night’s Journey into Day: South Africa’s Search for Truth & Reconciliation (2000) – free showings on MLK Day at 11 am and 4 pm.

This celebration powerfully coincides with the final weekend of Mandela: The Official Exhibition. In recognition of Mandela’s values and commitment to making the world a better place, our thoughts turn to the American Civil Rights Movement and the inspiration to be drawn from individuals and communities.

Reservations are not required but admission will be limited to capacity. If capacity is met, there may be entry delays or queues. Parking is also free.

The Henry Ford Museum // 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124

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