Digital Collection

Access our online catalog to view thousands of unique artifacts from Detroit's past.

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'Behind the Scenes' Historic Tours

Our "Behind the Scenes" tours give you an in-depth look at some of Detroit's most iconic, history-making places.

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News & Events

September Museum Store Special!
Sep 01, 2014

Buy both Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812 and Revolutionary Detroit: Portraits in Political and Cultural Change online or at either Museum Store for $20 (originally $12.95 each).

DLectricity Returns to Midtown!
Sep 26, 2014

The Detroit Historical Museum is proud to be part of Midtown's newest nighttime festival taking place Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27! Sue De Beer’s installation “Detroit’s Leland City Club” will be shown at our Legends Plaza.

National Sailing Hall of Fame films to screen @ the Dossin!
Sep 27, 2014

To recognize the National Sailing Hall of Fame's induction weekend taking place in Detroit, and Detroit’s rich sailing heritage, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum will show racing films from the NSHOF collection continuously throughout the day on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28.

Final Days for Junior League exhibit
Sep 28, 2014

The Junior League of Detroit's 100th Anniversary exhibit closes to the public on Sunday, September 28 in the Community Gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum.