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:

Detroit: Our Greatest Generation
November 8 2014 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

(Running Time: 90 minutes) In honor of Veterans Day, Detroit: Our Greatest Generation tells the real-life stories of many Detroit...

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Raising the Anchor of the Edmund Fitzgerald
November 9 2014 | 2:00pm to 2:50pm

SHOWN AT THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM (Running Time: 48 minutes) The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men...

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Our Vietnam Generation
November 9 2014 | 3:00pm to 4:50pm

(Running Time: 110 minutes) Our Vietnam Generation focuses on the struggles experienced by Michigan Vietnam veterans, who...

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Rouse Simmons: The Christmas Tree Ship
December 14 2014 | 2:00pm to 2:35pm

SHOWN AT THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM (Running Time: 35 minutes) The Rouse Simmons was a three-masted schooner which sank in ...

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A History of Hudson’s
December 14 2014 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm

(Running Time: 60 minutes) With his downtown store opening to the public in 1881, James Lowthian Hudson’s success enabled him to ...

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