Girl Scouts History Comes to Life at 100 Years Celebration at Greenfield Village

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Girl Scouts and The Henry Ford partner for 100 years celebration discount tickets available until August 3, 2012

The Henry Ford and GSSEM partner for historic event

Girl Scouts history comes to life at 100 years celebration in Greenfield Village

DETROIT—Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) and The Henry Ford will present, “A Journey through Time: Girl Scouts Past, Present and Future” on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Greenfield Village from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Discounted tickets are on sale until Aug 3, 2012, and are $13.00 for children, and $18.00 for adults with a coupon, which is available online along with more details of the day’s events and activities at After Aug 3, regular admission pricing will apply.

Visitors will experience life similar to how Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low lived as a young woman growing up in Savannah, Georgia. “As a history institution we are best at telling stories and providing relevant learning experiences that can connect the past to the present and the future. We created a special immersive self-guided tour itinerary for the centennial event that girls and adults can use to explore historic buildings, artifacts and stories in Greenfield Village that will contextually connect to many important events in life of Juliette Gordon Low“, said Paula Gangopadhyay, Chief Learning Officer at the Henry Ford. Additionally they will talk with summer strollers dressed in 1912 clothing and also be able to participate in other special programs including a parade and War of 1812 Muster.

“This celebration has something for everyone, current and past Girl Scouts, and American history buffs,” said Denise Dalrymple, CEO of GSSEM. “Girl Scouts is a part of the fabric of America. Juliette Gordon Low founded a movement that allows girls and women to significantly impact our country’s growth and program. This centennial event and is a great opportunity to celebrate an organization that has been building girls of courage, confidence and character for 100 years and beyond.”

GSSEM will host special Girl Scout events on the green including a sing-a-long and rededication ceremony. Girls who complete the tour and other activities will receive a commemorative patch.

“The Henry Ford’s mission is to inspire people to learn from the traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation to help shape a better future,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “The Girl Scout Centennial event in Greenfield Village is a perfect mission-fit as it highlights the continuing legacy of the Girl Scout organization and the dedication and ‘can-do’ example of Juliette Gordon Low. We are glad to partner with the Girl Scout Council of Southeastern Michigan on this inspirational event of national significance.”

Tickets can be purchased through The Henry Ford call center at 313-982-6001. More information about the event is available online at

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is the region’s premier leadership organization for girls in grades Kindergarten through 12. GSSEM is the local council chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to facilitate the Girl Scouting experience for more than 30,000 girls and adult members and volunteers in its jurisdiction, which includes Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, and Sanilac counties, and parts of Wayne, Livingston and Monroe counties. For more information about GSSEM, visit

The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan, is the world’s premier history destination and a National Historic Landmark that celebrates American history and innovation. Its mission is to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation. Its purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future. Five distinct attractions at The Henry Ford captivate more than 1.5 million visitors annually: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus and was founded in partnership with The Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company and Wayne County Public Schools. For more information please visit our website

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