Events by Month

June 2024

June 9, 2024

Kresge Second Sundays - Free Museum Admission!

1:00pm to 5:00pm


To celebrate the new exhibition Kresge at 100, museum admission will be free on the second Sunday of the month through January 2025, courtesy of the Kresge Foundation.

June 19, 2024

Juneteenth Family Program - "These Flowers Belong to Me"

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a family celebration featuring artist and activist Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and his exhibition These Flowers Belong to Me.

This all-ages event will include:

1 - 4 p.m. Hands-on activity facilitated by Arts and Scraps in partnership with Kwaku Osei-Bonsu

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Millinery program presentation by Kwaku Osei-Bonsu

Plus time to view the art installation!

June 19, 2024

Juneteenth Kresge Conversation - Lunch Counters and Activism

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion in connection with the new exhibition Kresge at 100: A Century of Impact, a Future of Opportunity, as we explore the role of lunch counters in the South and picketing in the north to the larger Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Panelists include:

June 20, 2024

Late Nights at the Museum - Free Admission!

5:00pm to 8:00pm

MAY 16 | JUNE 20 | JULY 11 | AUGUST 1

Admission to the Detroit Historical Museum is free from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, courtesy of the William Davidson Foundation!

No advance registration is necessary.

June 20, 2024

Yiddish Film Night: "Uncle Moses" - Free Admission!

6:00pm to 8:30pm

When poverty and persecution compel his Polish landsmen (person from the same town or region) to leave their shtetl, "Uncle" Moses, the crude and lusty former butcher, welcomes them to the promised land of his Lower East Side clothing factory.  But is it the land of milk and honey for all?  On loan from the National Center for Jewish Film, this famous and entertaining Yiddish talkie (based on Shalom Asch’s novel and starring Maurice Schwartz) includes brand-new English subtitles.

June 29, 2024

Marsha Music, Joe's Record Shop, and Black Bottom

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Visit with a curator! Marsha Battle Philpot, also known as Marsha Music, is one of the curators of the Black Bottom and Paradise Valley portions of In the Neighborhood: Everyday Life on Hastings Street, JHSM’s exhibit in the museum’s community gallery. Learn more about Black Bottom and Paradise Valley and her father's store, Joe's Record Shop, a fixture in the neighborhood.

June 30, 2024

Family Program: Shopping for Shabbat

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Outfit the dinner table before sunset! Explore In the Neighborhood: Everyday Life on Hastings Street, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan’s exhibition located in the Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery (2nd floor), to find all of the supplies needed for Shabbat dinner. Hurry to the Streets of Old Detroit to make your own Shabbat candles.

June 30, 2024

Lecture: Julia DiLaura "Schlussel Bathhouse Archaeology"

2:30pm to 4:00pm

In 1907 Louis Schlussel opened a bathhouse at the corner of Alfred and St. Antoine streets, featuring Detroit’s first documented mikveh (Jewish ritual bath).  Come learn about the 2019 archaeological dig that recovered a fascinating and forgotten slice of history.