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These experts will add historical horsepower to your event. Feel free to contact them.


See Ford, Edison and Firestone right before your eyes in one of Doré Productions’ unique interactive presentations. This presentation is skillfully crafted by Russell Doré, President of the Northville based company. For more than 17 years, he has written and performed in:

  • “Henry and Friends” featuring Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone interacting with the audience.
  • “Thomas Edison: Inventor” as Thomas Edison.
  • “The Big Three in 1925” featuring Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler and William Durant.

Russ Doré may be contacted by email at


Edsel Ford II has jokingly said of Mike, “He knows where every tree that my great grandfather ever planted is.” Mike Skinner has extensive involvement in local historic efforts and is past President of the Dearborn & Grosse Pointe Historical Societies and the Henry Ford Heritage Association, of which he is one of 31 founding members. For 34 years he was as a tour guide for The Henry Ford Estate, where he served on the Advisory Committee Member. The committee oversaw the project that transferred 9 hours of Ford films, including 4 hours of Ford Family home movies, to be utilized for the tour introductory video and to be used for fund raising. Mike is also a founding member of the board at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the birthplace of the Model T. Whether it is lecture or a captivating tour, Mike is the ultimate Fordophile. He had presented dozens of programs relating to the life of Henry Ford and leads tours of Ford sites in Southeastern Michigan.
Mike Skinner may be contacted for tours and presentations about Henry Ford or other local historic topics by:
Phone: (586) 445-0041


Steven Stanford operates H is for Henry Publications in Howell. He is an author and lecturer specializing in subjects involving the early auto industry. His presentations have included Albert Kahn, Thomas Edison, The Rouge Factory, and a number of variations on his favorite theme, Henry Ford. He is an avid researcher and enjoys the process of research as much as the writing and presenting. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Henry Ford Heritage Association and serves as the Associate Treasurer for Elderwise. He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and the MotorCities National Heritage Area.
Steve Stanford may be contacted by email at

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