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 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.

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:

August Film Series at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum
August 15 2015 | 2:00pm

Three short documentaries produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicling their underwater explorations of the Great Lakes...

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Detroit Mob Confidential
August 15 2015 | 3:00pm

This film explores the history of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra Family, which, in many ways, is the most successful crime family in...

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August Film Series at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum
August 16 2015 | 2:00pm

Three short documentaries produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicling their underwater explorations of the Great Lakes...

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Detroit Mob Confidential
August 16 2015 | 3:00pm

This film explores the history of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra Family, which, in many ways, is the most successful crime family in...

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Freshwater Invaders
September 12 2015 | 2:00pm

Foreign species of animals and plants introduced to the Great Lakes have transformed the ecosystem, mostly to the detriment of...

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Detroit: Our Greatest Generation
September 12 2015 | 3:00pm

Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Keith Famie, “Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” tells the real-life stories of many Detroit-...

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Detroit: Our Greatest Generation
September 13 2015 | 3:00pm

Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Keith Famie, “Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” tells the real-life stories of many Detroit-...

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Roots of the Music: Origins of the Motown Sound
November 4 2015 | 7:00pm

Detroit is known the world over for the music that came out of a small studio on West Grand Boulevard during the 1960s and 1970s...

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