Women Who Rock and The Maker Faire at The Henry Ford Museum

Updated to include two events going on the same day at the Henry Ford Museum.


Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power
May 17 - August 17, 2014 A groundbreaking exhibit, direct from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On its final U.S. tour stop, Women Who Rock is a collection of must-see memorabilia from the most-recognized women in rock and roll history.

Immerse yourself in the greatest show-stopping moments from the Queen of Soul, the Mother of Punk and the Divas of Pop. Aretha. Madonna. Mahalia. Janis and more. Relive the soundtrack of your life.

This is the closest you’ll get to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without actually being there. From Joan Jett’s infamous black leather jacket to Chrissie Hynde’s sassy blue Fender and even Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress, this is a dazzling backstage pass to rock’s most memorable eye candy and the women of rock’s most significant contributions. Joni Mitchell’s handwritten lyrics are here, too and Patti Smith’s famed clarinet.

This exhibit is filled with more than 250 sensational artifacts including:

•  Joan Jett’s black leather jacket

• Chrissie Hynde’s sassy blue Fender

• Madonna’s Blond Ambition bustier

• Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress

• The Supremes “Black Swirls” Dress

• Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” sheet music

• Janis Joplin’s handwritten lyrics “Move Over”Martin Acoustic “

• Wanda Jackson” Guitar with rhinestones"

More than attitude. More than music.




Maker Faire Detroit
July 26-27, 2014 (9:30am - 6pm) Tinker, hack and mingle with over 400 makers during the ultimate festival of invention and creativity at the world’s original Maker mecca — Detroit. Maker Faire is like a three-ring circus of innovation. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion, science — if somebody makes it, we’ll find a place for it at Maker Faire Detroit. This is, without doubt, one of the most unusual and mind-boggling events to ever find a home in Detroit. Maker Faire is a place where the DIY mindset can run wild. Inspiring and ingenious, with more than a little humor mixed in, this eye-popping gathering is one of the country’s smartest and most extraordinary family-friendly events. More than 400 exhibiting makers are expected to participate, offering dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops for anyone — child or adult — who still has a sense of adventure. Only at the home of innovation, The Henry Ford




Admission is $28 (for the Maker Fair) and includes admission to the museum (for the Women Who Rock).  Admission for Women Who Rock ONLY is $18. 

The Maker Fair Hours are 9:30am-6:00pm.  Normal HFM hours are 9:30am-5:00pm.

Meet at the Museum entrance at 11:00 AM.   There is parking at UM-Dearborn, with shuttle service to the Maker Faire. 

Once we meet at the entrance we will arrange in groups depending on which exhibitions we want to attend. 

Lunch/dinner at the Eagle Tavern. Open Daily from 11am - 4pm. 

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  • Dave

    Thanks Mary! Enjoyed the day.

    1 · July 29

  • Will

    Very nice event. Thank you for planning Mary.

    1 · July 28

  • mary s

    Sounds good Michael.

    July 27

  • Michael M

    Mary,meet me at the Michigan Cafe at 11.30am and join with us !!!

    1 · July 27

  • Dave

    Thanks! I'll be in touch around 12;00 p.m. Looking forward to both events.

    1 · July 26

  • mary s

    Hi Dave and All. I will send my cell phone number in an email

    July 26

  • Dave

    I will be 60 minutes late. Mary or Will - you can get my cell # from Diane & it would be great if you can text me around 12:00 letting me know where you are. I should be easily parked by then.

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    July 26

  • Renee J.

    I am sorry but I am going to be going out of town and working about 13 days straight; so I will have back out of all activities.

    July 23

    • mary s

      Sorry you can't make it Renee. Thanks for letting us know.

      1 · July 23

  • mary s

    The day is getting close for this event. We are meeting at 11:00 AM, which is a little early. With both events going on, I thought earlier would be better for parking and finding each other.

    July 21

  • mary s

    Whoever updated this event with great links and text ... thank you. It is much better now.

    1 · July 6

  • mary s

    The Maker Faire is on the blacktop, and most likely will be hot.

    July 6

  • Michael M

    I will still be going but primarily to the Maker Faire part.

    July 4

  • Michael M

    Maker Faire is also that day !!

    June 28

    • Michael M

      WOW,I finally got a woman to AGREE with me !!!!!!!

      July 2

    • mary s

      Thank you Michael! Not only do I agree, I appreciate you pointing out the Maker Faire.

      July 2

  • Ann T

    Out of town for this event but looks interesting.

    June 28

  • Kimberly

    I'll be late since I'll be coming from church. Probably 12:30 p.m. arrival.

    June 28

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