Joe and I have decamped this week quite a lot to the cafe in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, because the wifi's so much faster than the Dearborn Inn, where we've been staying. We first visited the museum in December, when we interviewed the all-knowing Bob Casey, curator of transportation. Bob had great insights into the historical problems of matching demand to supply in the mass-production auto industry.
Proving the power of Twitter to get people together, we tweeted we were here and yesterday were soon joined by Carrie Nolan, a PR manager from the museum, who came to say hi and tell us how things are going.See our short discussion with her below.
The Henry Ford Museum is a must for anyone interested in the social and technical history of how we move, mass produced vehicles, the story of the American railroad and its aviation history. One of my favourite exhibitions is its story of the transition of aviation from a dangerous sport to a credible, safe form of transport. The area had one of the world's first proper airports, and its first airport hotel, the aforementioned Dearborn Inn, which opened in 1931.Follow Carrie through @cmnolan10 or the whole team via @thehenryford on Twitter.
Posted by Mark Charmer and filmed at The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan on 20 April 2009.