Special Events

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. 

Detroit Historical Society Special Events take place at both the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Many are one-day events that often take place annually, such as our popular African American History Day. Others are special programs, such as Lost Mariners at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and Noel Night at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Please visit our event calendar to learn about upcoming presentations.

Current Special Events:

Great Lakes Maritime Institute Fall Dinner
October 4 2015 | 2:00pm

Guest speaker David Coleman will discuss “Freshwater Whalebacks,” the cargo ships with the unique submarine-like hull. The event...

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Treats in the Streets
October 25 2015 |
12:00pm to 3:00pm

One of the spookiest days of the year is back on Sunday, October 25 from noon to 3 p.m.! Children ages 12 and younger can trick...

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Lost Mariners Remembrance
November 10 2015 |
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This annual program remembering lost mariners of the Great Lakes will feature renowned marine artist Robert McGreevy telling...

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Noel Night
December 5 2015 |
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Midtown will be warm and bright for the 43rd annual Noel Night celebration between 5 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. At the...

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2015 Society Ball
December 5 2015 | 6:00pm to December 6 2015 | 12:00am

The Detroit Historical Society is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Ball will take place at the historic Packard Plant, Building...

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Belle Isle Stroll
December 11 2015 |
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum for hot cocoa and cookies, holiday music, and free winter crafts during this family-friendly...

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