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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

Noel Night 2014
Dec 06, 2014

At the Detroit Historical Museum, you will have the chance to talk and take pictures with the real Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as enjoy musical entertainment and a free craft area for children, sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The evening’s festivities culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band, a long-standing Noel Night tradition.

Society Ball
Dec 06, 2014

The Detroit Historical Society is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Society Ball will be held at Detroit’s Masonic Temple

Special Behind the Scenes Tour: Charles Lang Freer House!
Dec 02, 2014

Special Tuesday Tour Opportunity The Freer House is considered to be one of the most significant historic buildings in Michigan, both for its unique shingle style design and for its association with Detroit industrialist and art collector, Charles Lang Freer.

Black Friday Store Specials Are Almost Here!
Nov 28, 2014

Throughout November, in honor of Michigan's rich maritime history, all maritime history titles are 20% off in"DVDs" and all books. Black Friday Store Sales start Friday, November 28 and run all weekend featuring up to 50% off on select toys and apparel. Discounts cannot be combined. Sales end Sunday, November 30. All Store Sale begins Friday, November 28 with 25% off for the public and Society members and runs through Saturday, December 6.