Events by Month

August 2019

August 3, 2019

What Does Freedom Mean in Detroit: A Neighborhoods Day Partnership Event

10:30am to 1:55pm

Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum for "What Does Freedom Mean in Detroit?" an interactive experience where we will unveil our Four Freedoms Quilt, a special community-focused project reflecting the voices of more than 200 residents and visitors, generously designed and completed by the Great Lakes African American Quilters' Network.

August 6, 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, August 6

August 10, 2019

Summer Film Series: Our Polish Story: Family, Faith and Fortitude

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Like most ethnic groups, immigrating Poles were attracted to Detroit by the prospect of work—first in the building of railroads and the paving of streets, and next, in the city's rapidly expanding manufacturing industries. As Detroit grew as an industrial center, most of the Poles who arrived were rural, unskilled in trade, and began their lives in the New World working at the lowest level of employment. Thus the Pole became the true backbone of Detroit industry.

August 11, 2019

Summer Film Series: Our Greek Story: Antiquity, Modernity and Destiny

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Detroit’s Greek-American community started developing in the late 19th century, and really started booming with the high amount of immigrants coming from Greece and Cyprus after 1912. A big symbol of this community is the area of Detroit known as “Greektown”, an area of about two blocks in Downtown Detroit that today contains Greek restaurants, a pastry shop, dance clubs, a Greek Orthodox Church, and a casino. During the first half of the 20th century, Greektown was a very private place for Greeks, which at one time contained coffee h

August 13, 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, August 13

August 15, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Shock Waves from Stonewall

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.

 

 

Shock Waves from Stonewall: Gay Liberation in Michigan

By Tim Retzloff

August 15, 2019, 6-8 PM

August 18, 2019

Ron LeFlore Appearance and Film Screening

2:00pm to 4:55pm

The Detroit Historical Museum, the Black Historic Sites Committee, and the Hamtramck Stadium Grounds Crew proudly present a 40th anniversary screening of "The Ron LeFlore Story," with special guest former Detroit Tiger Ron LeFlore. 

Admission is free!

August 20, 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, August 20

August 24, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

August 25, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

August 27, 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, August 27