From the Collection

Victorian Horse-Drawn Hearse

The Detroit Historical Society is dedicated to sharing the stories of Detroit and the artifacts in our care. Even with two museums and traveling exhibits, we're only able to display a fraction of the artifacts in our collections. Large artifacts can be especially challenging to exhibit or move and don't often photograph well with conventional equipment.

Hero Land


An Inventor Ahead of His Time

In a photo dated 1973 from our collection titled “Owner of West End Hotel,”