Events by Month

July 2019

July 6, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Festival: There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace

1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace
July 6, 1 - 3:30 PM

July 12, 2019

Concert of Colors DHM Day Pass

1:00pm to 4:55pm

On Friday, July 12, visitors are invited to experience the Concert of Colors "Detroit Historical Museum Day Pass," featuring free daytime activities around the museum.

1 - 5 p.m. Explore the museum, participate in our "Detroiters Take a Stand" Scavenger Hunt to win prizes and enjoy lemonade on Legends Plaza. 

July 13, 2019

Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell

3:00pm to 4:30pm

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running Time: 78 minutes.

July 14, 2019

Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell

3:00pm to 4:30pm

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running Time: 78 minutes.

July 18, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Looking for America Panel

6:00pm to 7:55pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact the Manager of Public Programs at 313.833.1801.

 

 

Looking for America Panel

July 18, 2019

6-7 PM: Panel discussion
7-9 PM: Opening reception

July 20, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Series: Pitching Man

1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

Pitching Man
July 20th, 1 - 3:30 PM

July 21, 2019

Birthday Behavior

9:00pm to 11:55pm

Come celebrate Detroit's birthday at Detroit's museum!

Birthday Behavior: A Silent Disco

Free admission! Ages 18+

RSVP on eventbrite

 

Featuring two DJs spinning all-Detroit playlists and complimentary beer from Detroit Beer Co.

 

July 26, 2019

Family Pictures USA National Premiere

7:00pm to 10:55pm

Join the Detroit Historical Society and Digital Diaspora Family Reunion for a special outdoor premiere and sneak peek of Family Pictures USA, a new tv show airing on PBS this August!

Before the show airs in its entirety on PBS, (August 12 and 13, 2019), we hope you'll join us for a special screening of portions of episodes filmed in Detroit, Southwest Florida, and North Carolina, featuring the local families who shared their family stories with us in Summer 2017.

July 30, 2019

Lunchtime Techno

12:00pm to 2:30pm

For five Tuesdays this summer, join us on the Detroit Historical Museum's Legends Plaza at lunchtime as a new DJ will spin the best in techno sounds and a featured food truck will offer refreshments.

Get moving and lunching to the beat of your own drum machine!

Admission is free.

Tuesday, July 30