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:

Our Island Jewel: Detroit’s Belle Isle Park
August 23 2016 | 7:00pm

Often called the crowning jewel of Detroit’s riverfront, Belle Isle has a long and storied history. The park has hosted world...

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Summer Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast
September 10 2016 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

The voyageurs in Birch Bark canoes, the schooners, steamers and freighters; the Soo Locks, Lake Superior’s original life-saving...

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Summer Film Series: Detroit: Remember When, The Jewish Community
September 10 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Detroit’s Jewish residents have been making local and national history for the better part of three centuries, from the first fur...

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Summer Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast
September 11 2016 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

The voyageurs in Birch Bark canoes, the schooners, steamers and freighters; the Soo Locks, Lake Superior’s original life-saving...

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Summer Film Series: Detroit: Remember When, The Jewish Community
September 11 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Detroit’s Jewish residents have been making local and national history for the better part of three centuries, from the first fur...

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