Lectures & Films

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Film Series

The Detroit Historical Society Film Series screens documentaries that cover a range of Detroit History subjects. Films are screened 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.

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.

Current Film Events and Lectures:

Winter Film Series: Legacy In Bronze
March 11 2017 |
2:00pm to 2:30pm

“Legacy in Bronze” documents the work of Detroit artist/sculptor, Sergio De Giusti, who taught Art History at Wayne State for...

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Winter Film Series: Top Secret Rosies
March 11 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:00pm

In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie...

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Winter Film Series: Legacy In Bronze
March 12 2017 |
2:00pm to 2:30pm

“Legacy in Bronze” documents the work of Detroit artist/sculptor, Sergio De Giusti, who taught Art History at Wayne State for...

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Winter Film Series: Top Secret Rosies
March 12 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:00pm

In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie...

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Detroit 67 Third Thursday Speaker Series: African Americans in Michigan
March 16 2017 |
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the third Thursday of each month beginning in February for a new speaker series. Local scholars and subject matter...

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Spring Film Series: The Loving Story
April 8 2017 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple in Virginia because she was of...

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Spring Film Series: Fastball
April 8 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

The mysteries and memories of baseball’s greatest heroes are revealed in Fastball, as it features interviews with dozens of...

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Spring Film Series: Fastball
April 9 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

The mysteries and memories of baseball’s greatest heroes are revealed in Fastball, as it features interviews with dozens of...

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Detroit 67 Third Thursday Speaker Series: The Detroit Race Riot of 1943
April 20 2017 |
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a new speaker series. Local scholars and subject matter experts share their...

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Spring Film Series: More Bob-lo Memories
May 13 2017 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

“More Bob-lo Memories” will bring you back to the fun-filled summer days of taking a steamboat ride down the Detroit River to our...

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Spring Film Series: Detroit: Remember When, Houses of Worship
May 13 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to some of the most historic and architecturally significant religious buildings...

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Spring Film Series: More Bob-lo Memories
May 14 2017 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

“More Bob-lo Memories” will bring you back to the fun-filled summer days of taking a steamboat ride down the Detroit River to our...

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Spring Film Series: Detroit: Remember When, Houses of Worship
May 14 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to some of the most historic and architecturally significant religious buildings...

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Detroit 67 Third Thursday Speaker Series: Book Release Reception!
May 18 2017 |
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a new speaker series. Local scholars and subject matter experts share their...

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Spring Film Series: Detroit: City on the Move
June 10 2017 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Watch the promotional film made for the City of Detroit’s unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Olympic Games. The film opens with Mayor...

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Spring Film Series: Louder Than Love
June 10 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:00pm

From artists like Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent to Iggy & the Stooges, the stage of the Grande Ballroom was blasting and ...

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Spring Film Series: Detroit: City on the Move
June 11 2017 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Watch the promotional film made for the City of Detroit’s unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Olympic Games. The film opens with Mayor...

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Spring Film Series: Louder Than Love
June 11 2017 |
3:00pm to 4:00pm

From artists like Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent to Iggy & the Stooges, the stage of the Grande Ballroom was blasting and ...

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Detroit 67 Third Thursday Speaker Series: Black Bottom One Century Ago
June 15 2017 |
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a new speaker series. Local scholars and subject matter experts share their...

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