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The Benson Ford Research Center in Dearborn, Michigan, is comprised of a museum, an IMAX theatre, a factory tour, and a recreated 19th century village. Their website offers a great digitized view of all that the Center has to offer. At the top of the site, on the left hand side, is a search engine called Smart Site, which allows the visitor to tell the search engine whether they are "Just Browsing", "Educator", "Tourist/Out of Town Visitor" or even "A Private Event Planner or Bride". There are two interactive maps available of the Greenfield Village and the Museum, also found at the top of the homepage. Educators of all sorts will enjoy the many resources for their classroom students, summer camp students, daycare students, and homeschoolers, which can be found under the "Education" tab in the top middle of any page. Because Henry Ford had a great affection for collecting, and had the means to do so, the Benson Ford Research Center has physical and online exhibits of items that are not just automobile-related. Visitors can click on the "Exhibits/Collections" tab on the far right side of the homepage, and then go to the "online exhibits" link to see "Innovators", "Toys", and "Historic Dress: The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection".
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Date of Scout Publication 2009-06-05
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2009/scout-090605#4

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