About The Collections

Welcome to an exploration of our collections of over 250,000 artifacts that represent more than 300 years of our region’s unique history!

Not every artifact or image is currently linked to this site, but we are steadily working to digitize all items in our collections. Click here to visit our blog and see what new artifacts we are finding!

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Member Access

Detroit Historical Society members enjoy unique access to higher resolution images. If you are currently a member, please click on the Collections Member login below and enter your membership ID number.

If you're not a member, you can still explore standard resolution images by clicking on the View The Collection button.

If you'd like to become a member and enjoy unique access to the Society's online database of high-resolution images, please contact the membership team at 313.833.0158.

For additional information on the collections, please contact the Curator of Collections at 313.297.8391.

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