Family Pictures USA National Premiere

July 26 2019 | 7:00pm to July 27 2019 | 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.

7 pm: Explore the Detroit Historical Museum, with opportunities to share your family stories and enjoy food for sale.

8:30 pm: Formal program begins. Mark S. Lee, founder, president & CEO of the LEE Group and host of “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” & “In the Conference Room with Mark S. Lee”, will lead a conversation with show creators Thomas Allen Harris and Don Perry along with community members featured in the series. 

9:30 pm: The film will start after dark (around 9:30 pm) on the south facing wall of the Detroit Historical Museum's Legends Plaza (the corner of Woodward Ave & Kirby St.)

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged.

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Questions? Contact Kalisha Davis at or 313-833-4306.

Family Pictures USA is a television series & multimedia project that explores neighborhoods & cities through the lens of the family photo album. Hosted by Thomas Allen Harris, this public television series enlarges our understanding of history, our diversity and our shared values. 

This partnership was formed in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of July 1967 in Detroit and the Detroit Historical Society's Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward community engagement initiative. To learn more about Family Pictures USA and to watch the trailer, visit