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

July Museum Store Special!
Jul 01, 2014

Celebrate the founding of the city of Detroit with 20 percent off any merchandise with the Detroit flag on it and/or on both sizes of the Detroit flag itself at both Museum Stores and online! Don't forget to shop "Apparel" online for sale items.

Detroit Mob Confidential film series
Jul 26, 2014

Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra faction is the most successful crime family in American history. Detroit Mob Confidential covers an entire century of mafia activity, from bootlegging to murder, from gambling to Jimmy Hoffa.

The Black Historic Sites Committee's 43rd Anniversary Gala
Jul 25, 2014

Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Caldwell headlines the honorees for the Black Historic Sites Committee's 43rd Anniversary Gala at the Detroit Historical Museum. Each year, this event recognizes African American firsts in all fields of endeavor.

The Detroit Historical Society is celebrating Detroit's 313th Birthday!
Jul 19, 2014

Celebrate the “313th of the 313” with a Week’s Worth of Fun at the Detroit Historical Museum! The Detroit Historical Society is celebrating Detroit’s 313th birthday with a full week of activities, starting Saturday, July 19.