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: Remember When
January 11 2015 | 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum (44 minutes) One of our most popular and enduring feature films produced by Detroit Public...

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Nothing Will Be Alright
January 11 2015 | 3:00pm to 4:35pm

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum  (93 minutes) Walk through new millennium Detroit with the ghost of Jerome Cavanaugh, the...

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Detroit: Remember When II
February 8 2015 | 2:00pm to 3:05pm

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum (65 minutes) Travel back 100 years and celebrate the city that put the world on wheels and...

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The Freedom Train
February 8 2015 | 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum (28 minutes) The National Negro Labor Council, formed in 1951, was a forerunner of the...

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More Bob-lo Memories
March 8 2015 | 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum (42 minutes) More Bob-lo Memories” will bring you back to the fun-filled summer days of...

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Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road
March 8 2015 | 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Shown at the Detroit HIstorical Museum (30 minutes) This 1997 Emmy awardwinner captures the spirit and eccentricity of metro...

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