Opening Night Celebration
Saturday, August 8
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Henry Ford Museum
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have witnessed when the world changed?
Kick off your ASAE Annual Meeting inside the Henry Ford Museum where you can see 12 acres of national treasures that forever altered the American landscape. Iconic artifacts including the Rosa Parks Bus, John F. Kennedy’s Presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair, the mighty Alleghany locomotive and even the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile all await you.
The Henry Ford Museum began as Henry Ford’s personal collection of historic objects in 1906. Today, the site is primarily a collection of antique machinery, pop culture items, classic automobiles, locomotives, aircraft and other items documenting the genius of ordinary people and the objects they used in the course of their everyday lives. So explore and see why Condé Nast Traveler called The Henry Ford “America’s Must See Museum!”
Throughout the evening, we’re providing special access and surprise experiences exclusively for you! Enjoy Michigan’s tastiest traditions with fun local food and libations. Be ready to dance the night away to the sounds of soul and distinctive pop influences which became known as Motown. Let your imagination run wild in one of the greatest gatherings of everyday genius ever assembled. Be part of the party that is history in the making!