The Detroit Historical Society is celebrating Detroit’s 313th birthday!

July 19 2014 | 9:00am to July 28 2014 | 3:55pm

Celebrate the “313th of the 313” with a Week’s Worth of Fun at the Detroit Historical Museum! 

The Detroit Historical Society is celebrating Detroit’s 313th birthday with a full week of activities, starting Saturday, July 19.


Monday — Friday activities run from 11 a.m.— 3 p.m.

For more information, click HERE.

Thursday, July 24 – Celebrate Detroit’s 313th Birthday with Streets of Old Detroit Day, where your group can work together as History Detectives in a game that involves solving puzzles, answering questions, and learning about the buildings and features of our signature exhibit. In addition, look for special birthday treats and giveaways during the day.

Friday, July 25 -- Gallery of Innovation Day wraps up the week with the chance to test your innovative problem solving skills as you create prototypes and build with special materials.

Special “313th in the 313” Week Film Series
Beginning July 19 through July 27, enjoy special free film screenings at the Detroit Historical Museum in celebration of Detroit’s 313th
Birthday! All films begin at 1 p.m. in the Louise C. Booth Auditorium.

  •  Thurs., July 24: Regional Roots: The Birth and Evolution of Detroit and Its People   Click HERE for more information.
  •  Fri., July 25: Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road   Click HERE for more information.
  •  Sat., July 26: Detroit Mob Confidential   Click HERE for more information.
  •  Sun., July 27: History of Hudson’s         Click HERE for more information.

The Detroit Historical Society’s 313 Society in partnership with Forward Arts, DIA Founder’s Junior Council,and Preservation Detroit invite you to the 313th Birthday of Detroit

Detroit Historical Museum
Thursday, July 24
6 - 10 p.m.
$5 - Members
$10 - Guests 

Come celebrate 313 years in the 313!

Join us for food and fun out on Legends Plaza with some of Detroit’s best food trucks: Meanie Weenie, Detroit BBQ, and Treat Dreams!

  • Free Birthday Treats for Society Members!
  • Cash bar.  Food available for purchase.
  • Entertainment by Motor City Soul Club
  • $2 Atwater Brewery beers from 6 - 8 p.m.

Please note that Kirby Street and the museum parking lot will be closed for this event.  

Please note that Kirby Street and the museum parking lot will be closed for this event.  Please feel free to park across the street at the Park Shelton for $5 or at the Wayne State University Parking Structure #1 or #6 which accept cash or credit. For more Wayne State Parking information and pricing please click here:

This event supports the Detroit Historical Society’s summer educational programs and Sound it Out music programming presented by Forward Arts.

For questions please contact:  Kristin Rossi at 313-833-1980

For more information, and/or to purchase tickets, click HERE.