Summer’s Can’t-Miss Event ‘Makes’ Its Way Back to The Henry Ford, July 27-28, 2013

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Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford July 27-28, 2013

Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford

Maker Faire Detroit will return to The Henry Ford, July 27-28, 2013. This two-day festival filled with hundreds of creators, hackers, inventors and makers will return to Henry Ford Museum for its fourth year.

The family-friendly Faire features everything from technological inventions to homemade crafts to kid-engineered robots. A hands-on event, Maker Faire celebrates the creativity and resourcefulness of everyday people.

“Maker Faire Detroit continues to grow each year with more wonderfully talented doers, thinkers and makers, especially with the youth here in our region,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “It’s inspiring to see the amount of creativity and passion displayed by the young makers who come to showcase their creations and inventions. The Henry Ford is home to many innovations from the past, but it is also part of our mission to help spark something in the innovators of the future.”

Created by the publishers of MAKE magazine and makezine.com, Maker Faire draws tech and DIY enthusiasts. The event attracts families, school teachers, students, local science, hobby and tech clubs, as well as those who are drawn by a curiosity for the unorthodox and often whimsical MacGyver-like nature of Makers and their projects. Maker Faire will feature demonstrations and hands-on workshops over the two days. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, science and engineering, robotics, sustainable living, music and fine arts, fun for kids and families and more.

Since its inaugural event in 2010, more than 60,000 people have attended to view the wares, fares, ideas and inventions at Maker Faire Detroit. Maker Faire Detroit is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.

For more information on Maker Faire Detroit visit http://www.makerfairedetroit.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/makerfairedetroit.

About The Henry Ford
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 thehenryford.org.

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