Lectures & Films

If you are a member, you can purchase tickets early by logging through the member log-in. Your username and password is your Membership ID number. Public offering will begin December 23.

Scholar and Author Series

The Detroit Historical Society features monthly evening lectures on Detroit history topics by local and regional historians and authors. Topics have ranged from an exploration of Detroit neighborhoods to the area’s involvement in the War of 1812.

Film Series

The Detroit Historical Society Film Series screens documentaries that cover a range of Detroit History subjects. Films are screened at 1 p.m. on select Saturdays and Sundays, and are free with museum admission. Past documentaries have included “The Hudson’s Building,” Keith Famie’s “Our Story Of…” series, and “Detroit Mob Confidential.”

Please visit our event calendar to learn about upcoming presentations.

Current Lectures & Film Events:

Lean, Mean, and Green
May 10 2015 | 2:00pm to 3:05pm

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum Urban heroes employ agricultural efforts, mural art, community organizing, and tenacious...

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Grown in Detroit
May 10 2015 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum “Grown in Detroit” focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of...

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Regional Roots
June 14 2015 | 2:00pm to 2:25pm

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum Covering 300 years of history, “Regional Roots” uses the immigrant experience as an...

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Killing Jimmy Hoffa
June 14 2015 | 3:00pm to 4:20pm

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance and probable murder is one of the great crimes of the century...

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