Ford: The Motor Company & The Family

December 7, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 Presentation, followed by time for questions and answers.

Presented by:   Jim Aberts – “Mustang Jim”

At age 13, Henry Ford left school and took his dreams to Detroit. Tired of the drudgery of farm work, he applied his mechanical genius as a mechanic at the Michigan Car Works and then as an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company.


In 1888 he married Clara Bryant, who he called “the Believer.” The marriage lasted 59-years and was the beginning of a lifelong story that included a son, Edsel, and the birth of the Ford Motor Company in 1903.


Today, 116 years later, the Ford Motor Company is known worldwide, and the “blue-oval” is one of the most recognized symbols on the globe.


Join us on December 7 for a look into the history and fascinating background of this iconic automotive company, its founder, and the Ford family that has helped it survive for over ten decades.

This program is FREE to AACA Museum Members  – Please register directly with our staff at 717-566-7100.

Antique Automobile Club of America Club Members – $5.00

General Public – $17.50  ($12.50 Museum admission + $5 program fee)


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Henry Ford
photo credit: Wikipedia

Jim Aberts

Our presenter Jim Aberts was associated with Ford for nearly 40-years, 37 as a Ford parts manager. His interest in the Ford family and the Ford Motor Company was heightened by a trip to Dearborn, Michigan, over three decades ago. A visit to the Henry Ford, the Rouge plant and Ford’s home at Fair Lane, sent him on a lifelong quest to study Ford history.