The Henry Ford Explores History of the Wright Brothers with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David McCullough, June 10 2015

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Tickets on sale April 8 for evening lecture in Anderson Theater

The Henry Ford will host two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renown historian David McCullough on June 10, 2015 in honor of his new book, The Wright Brothers, the fascinating story behind the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly. Tickets for the lecture go on sale April 8 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 313-982-6001.

Tickets for An Evening with David McCullough start at $50 for general balcony stadium seating and $75 for main floor seating. Tickets for the VIP reserved seating are $150 and include the president’s pre-reception with McCullough and a copy of The Wright Brothers. Members receive discount pricing on general admission seating.

Drawing from The Henry Ford’s Archive of American Innovation and the Wright Papers from the Library of Congress, McCullough tells the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might have gone differently for them. Through visiting their family home and cycle shop located in Greenfield Village, looking at private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks and private family correspondence, McCullough captures how these two brothers went from ordinary to extraordinary.

Widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and “a matchless writer,” McCullough is a two-time winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. His previous works include, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1776, Truman, Mornings on Horseback and John Adams, one of the most praised and widely read American biographies of all time. In addition to his novels, he has been an editor, teacher, lecturer, familiar presence on public television as host of Smithsonian World and The American Experience and narrator of numerous documentaries, including Ken Burns’ The Civil War.

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.6 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. 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. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website
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