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:

Special Film Screening: The Outlaw League
October 2 2016 | 3:00pm

In this French language film shown with subtitles, twelve-year-old Nicolas employs all his wiles and determination to reclaim the...

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Fall Film Series: Killing Jimmy Hoffa
October 8 2016 |
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance and probable murder is one of the great crimes of the century. Despite a massive Federal ...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Mob Confidential
October 8 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra faction is the most successful crime family in American history. Detroit Mob Confidential covers an...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Mob Confidential
October 9 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra faction is the most successful crime family in American history. Detroit Mob Confidential covers an...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City
November 12 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Fudge, Velvet Peanut Butter and Gratiot Auto Supply are among the brands, landmarks and people...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City
November 13 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Fudge, Velvet Peanut Butter and Gratiot Auto Supply are among the brands, landmarks and people...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Remember When: History of Detroit Television
December 10 2016 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Soupy Sales. Johnny Ginger. Auntie Dee. Sonny Elliot. Robin Seymour. Bill Bonds. The list of characters who entered our living ...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Remember When: Historic Houses of Worship
December 10 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to some of the most historic and architecturally significant religious buildings...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Remember When: History of Detroit Television
December 11 2016 |
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Soupy Sales. Johnny Ginger. Auntie Dee. Sonny Elliot. Robin Seymour. Bill Bonds. The list of characters who entered our living ...

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Fall Film Series: Detroit Remember When: Historic Houses of Worship
December 11 2016 |
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to some of the most historic and architecturally significant religious buildings...

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