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The Detroit 1967 Project

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News & Events

Be a Part of the Detroit 1967 Project!
Mar 19, 2015

Join our transformational effort to promote informed discussion and spark clearer understanding about the events of the summer of 1967 and their effects on metro Detroit and the United States. This project will culminate in a groundbreaking exhibition that will open in the fall of 2016 at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Spring Break Extended Hours Start April 6 at Both Museums
Apr 06, 2015

Both the Detroit Historical Museum & Dossin Great Lakes Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Starting Monday, April 6, extended hours kick off, with the Detroit Historical Museum open each day Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Dossin will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monthly Film Series returns Sunday, April 12!
Apr 12, 2015

Our FREE monthly Film Series returns to the Detroit Historical Museum AND Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Sunday, April 12. Fresh off a universally praised screening at the inaugural Free Press Film Festival, see a screening of the documentary "Stealing Home" (pictured), the story of the Navin Field Grounds Crew, at the Detroit Historical Museum @ 3 p.m. See "Detroit Mob Confidential" at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum @ 2 p.m.

March Store Specials!
Mar 01, 2015

Detroit Historical Society members get an additional 10% off at the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and online store!