The Henry Ford Hosts Special Evening with Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza, President’s Day Feb. 19, 2018

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Tickets on sale now for evening lecture in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

On February 19, 2018, The Henry Ford will host Pete Souza, New York Times bestselling author, former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama, and Director of the White House Photo Office. On this special evening, Souza will share his iconic photographs and the behind-the-scenes stories that accompany them. Tickets for the lecture are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 313-982-6001.

Tickets for An Evening with Pete Souza start at $50. VIP tickets are $125 and include a reception starting at 5:30 pm, reserved seating and copy of “Obama: An Intimate Portrait.” Members receive discount pricing. Opening remarks start at 7 pm.

“Obama: An Intimate Portrait” includes more than 300 iconic photographs and a forward from the President himself. These photographs document the most consequential hours of the Presidency – including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden mission – alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, interactions with world leaders, cultural figures and more. Souza’s photographs, with the captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation’s highest office.

Prior to his tenure with President Obama, Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestseller “The Rise of Barack Obama,” which documents the president’s meteoric ascent, from his first day in the U.S. Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary, and Unguarded Moments: Behind-the-Scene Photographs of President Ronald Reagan. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC, and a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized history destination that explores the American experience of innovation, resourcefulness and ingenuity that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.77 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. 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 over 500 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 Emmy®-winning weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website

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