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).

French Canadian Heritage Day
Oct 03, 2014

The Detroit Historical Museum is joining a number of locations around the state hosting celebrations of the region’s French Canadian heritage.

Fighting on the Home Front:Propaganda Posters of World War II
Nov 11, 2014

The Detroit Historical Society is presenting a new traveling exhibition of World War II posters from its collections open to the public September 9 through Veterans Day at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center: Windows of Opportunity Exhibit Opens in the Community Gallery
Oct 11, 2014

St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF) is celebrating 170 years of service to Southeastern Michigan this year. In reflecting upon its history as one of Michigan’s oldest organizations, SVSF recognizes that it has stood the test of time because it has evolved as the needs of the community have evolved.