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:

Created Equal Programming Series: The Loving Story
May 10 2014 | 1:00pm to 2:15pm

(2011) Running Time: 77 minutes Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple...

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Created Equal Programming Series: The Loving Story
May 11 2014 | 1:00pm to 2:15pm

(2011) Running Time: 77 minutes Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically illegal for them to live as a married couple...

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Created Equal Programming Series: The Loving Story, Scholar Series
May 14 2014 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(2011) Running Time: 77 minutes Scholar: DeWitt Dykes, Oakland University  Mildred and Richard Loving knew it was technically...

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Scholar Series, May: Suzanne Bilek, Great Female Artists of Detroit
May 21 2014 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Experience a totally different perspective of Detroit history – through the eyes of artists.  Hear how women in Detroit took...

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Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience
June 14 2014 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm

(2013, Running Time: 60 minutes) June 14/15 This exciting and compelling one hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of...

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Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience
June 15 2014 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm

(2013, Running Time: 60 minutes) June 14/15 This exciting and compelling one hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of...

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Scholar Series, June: Craig Maki & Keith Cady, Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies
June 18 2014 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Newly published by the University of Michigan Press, Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies presents the...

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