Events by Month

November 2019

November 1, 2019

Fall Back Friday

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Join us for a networking event offering opportunities to learn, play & give back to organizations doing great things in the city over the winter months.

Calling All Metro Detroiters!

November 2, 2019

Dia de los Muertos

1:00pm to 1:55pm

Celebrate community memory and culture at the Detroit Historical Museum! Dia de los Muertos will be explored in conjunction with the new Community Gallery exhibition, Southwest Detroit: More Than a Place. 

November 5, 2019

Every School Day Counts Partnership Day

11:00am to 2:55pm

The Every School Day Counts Detroit (ESDCD) coalition is one of many groups, schools and other social institutions launching initiatives to address and lower chronic absence in our schools. 

November 9, 2019

Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn

3:00pm to 3:55pm

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place. This documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Film admission is FREE.

November 10, 2019

Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn

3:00pm to 3:55pm

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place. This documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Film admission is FREE.

November 15, 2019

Echoes of History: A Lecture by David Maraniss

3:00pm to 4:30pm

FREE with registration!

Join us for a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss on his new book A Good American Family. At its heart is the story of Maraniss’s father, Elliott Maraniss, a World War II veteran who was blacklisted and fired from his newspaper job after being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Detroit in 1952. A compelling drama that takes a larger look at what it means to be American, this new book connects an important historical era with echoes in America today.

November 20, 2019

Annual Meeting

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and Recognition Reception. The meeting will feature a presentation on the state of the society, a preview of upcoming exhibitions and programs and an introduction of newly appointed trustees and staff.  

The meeting will be followed by a reception to honor Society members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.

Beer, wine and hors d'ouevres are complimentary. The meeting is free and open to the public.

November 21, 2019

Panel Discussion: 1619-2019: Beyond Woke

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Featuring: Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network History & Tours, Tawana Petty Director of the DATA Justice Program

November 28, 2019

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® at the Detroit Historical Museum

8:00am to 11:55am

SOLD OUT! Contact Kayla at 313.833.4143 for more information.

Join the Detroit Historical Society at the Detroit Historical Museum on Thursday, November 28 to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade® — an annual tradition in Detroit!

The Parade begins right in front of the museum, at Woodward and Kirby, with several options for enjoying the day.