Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Model T’s Birthplace Open to the Public

1912 Ford Model T Touring at Fort Chambly, QC
by Kate Tompkins
I haven’t had a chance to check this out in person, but if you like early Fords and you’re in the Detroit area, why not visit the Ford Piquette Avenue plant museum and education center. It’s open to the public from April through October, Wednesday through Sunday.

Ford’s first car plant, the Piquette plant was built in 1904 and used until 1910, remaining virtually untouched since then. It’s where the first 12,000 Model Ts were built (strangely enough, on the third floor). In addition to the plant floor, you can see Henry Ford’s office, an experimental room, and several vintage Fords. A display shows Fords in various stages of assembly and there’s also information on the lives of early auto plant workers.

You can find out more, including a list of other historic Ford sites in the area, on the museum’s website.

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