New memberships

Coinciding with a return to paid admission at the Detroit Historical Museum, we're offering new membership levels that better reflect how people “museum” today.

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Detroit 67 Project

The Detroit Historical Museum won 2nd place honors for Detroit 67 at the 2019 Best in Heritage Conference!

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Lindell AC

Revisit America's First Sports Bar in our new exhibition, open now!

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Make a Donation

Support our educational mission with a tax deductible gift in any amount.

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Aretha Franklin: 1942-2018

The Detroit Historical Museum honors the life of the Queen of Soul.

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Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Showcasing 300 years of Great Lakes history on Belle Isle. Open Friday through Sunday year-round!

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News & Events

2018 IMLS National Medal
May 05, 2018

The Detroit Historical Museum is a 2018 National Medal for Museum & Library Service winner for Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward.

Become a Member
May 23, 2016

Support the Detroit Historical Society by becoming a member! Enjoy exclusive events and other perks while you support our mission.

Outdoor Enhancement Project
Jul 01, 2019

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum will be open during construction on the Dossin Outdoor Enhancement Project - underway now!

Beyond Woke Panel Discussion
Nov 21, 2019

Join us for a thought provoking and engaging presentation by a panel of Detroit-area historians and activists as they explore over 400 years of the African in America experience.