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Historic auto factory museum seeks descendants of workers

February 17, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — A museum dedicated to the birthplace of the Model T is seeking descendants of people who worked in the first building operated by Ford Motor Co.

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was in Detroit. Piquette Heritage Day will be held on April 8. Organizers say a score of descendants has been found, but they’re seeking more as they honor the families’ contribution to U.S. auto history.

The plant opened in 1904. It continued as a Studebaker factory after Ford moved to Highland Park in 1910. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of anyone who worked in the building can participate.

The cost for the event is $29 for museum members and $34 for nonmembers. The building displays roughly 60 early Ford and Detroit-made automobiles.

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