Senior Weeks at the Detroit Historical Museum

September 12 2017 (All day) to September 15 2017 (All day)

• Lunch & tour special for $12 per person ($3 savings)

• Detroit-Themed Movies Each Day

• Seniors receive 10% off all purchases in the Detroit Historical Museum Gift Shop


Detroit’s Memories and Moments Tour - TOUR RESERVATIONS STILL AVAILABLE!

Experience 300 years of Detroit History with visits to Frontiers to Factories: Detroiters at Work, America’s Motor City, and Streets of Old Detroit exhibits. Explore the role of the city during World War II in the Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy” exhibit and view artifacts in the Allesee Gallery of Culture-showcasing the iconic people, places and moments of Detroit in the 20th century.

Tour times:

  • 10-11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30-2:00p.m.
  • 2-3:30 p.m.

$5 per person



Lunch includes your choice of Faygo or Vernors pop, a coney dog, Better Made Chips and an ice-cream sandwich.

  • Served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$10 per person


To register: Contact Heather Dell, Group Sales Coordinator 313.833.7979

Groups must book tours and lunch in advance.

Parking is $7 per vehicle in the museum’s lot and based on availability.


Senior Weeks Movie Schedule

(2 Daily Showings)


2-3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 12th & 19th

Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human ‘computers’ for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. “Top Secret Rosies” is the story of women

and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age told through four very different women who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania from 1942-1946. Running time: 60 minutes.

Wednesday, September 13th & 20th

Detroit: Remember When, Houses of Worship

Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to some of the most historic and architecturally significant religious buildings in the country. As immigrants from around the world swelled Detroit’s population, they brought their faith and cultural traditions with them and

reflected those traditions in the churches, synagogues, and mosques they erected. This film takes viewers on a one-hour tour of eight of the area’s most revered religious facilities representing a range of faiths and traditions. In many cases, images of the current and earlier structures will help tell these transformative stories. Running time: 53 minutes

Thursday, September 14th & 21st

Detroit: Remember When, History of Detroit Television

Soupy Sales. Johnny Ginger. Auntie Dee. Sonny Elliot. Robin Seymour. Bill Bonds. The list of characters who entered our living rooms through Detroit television is long and colorful. This documentary examines local TV from the late 1940s to the 1990s. Highlights include rare footage including an amazing vocal performance by 14-year-old Ursula Walker, who today is a Detroit jazz legend; profiles of Soupy Sales, Sonny Elliot, Bill Kennedy and other local celebrities; the story behind one of the longest-running TV series in America, Detroit’s American Black Journal; recollections from Mitch Ryder and others, and much more. Running time: 45 minutes.

Friday, September 15th & 22nd

Detroit: Remember When, Motor City Memories

Travel back in time and experience Detroit traditions that live on in rare films, old photographs, and fond memories in this extraordinary documentary. From Briggs Stadium to Boblo, Black Bottom to the Boulevard, this made-in-Detroit documentary captures the spirit of the city in reminiscences of what used to be and remembrances of what once was. Summer days at Belle Isle, the Vernor’s soda fountain, Jefferson Beach and Edgewater Park are among the sites revisited in footage and from Detroit-area family collections and media archives. Running time: 44 minutes.