Senior Weeks at the Detroit Historical Museum

September 24 2019 (All day) to September 27 2019 (All day)

• Lunch & a tour for $15 per person

• Detroit-Themed Movies

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



20th-Century Detroit Tour

Experience 20th-century Detroit as we follow our cities growth into America’s Motor City and track our conversion into the Arsenal of Democracy. While also showcasing our iconic people, places and movements in the Allesee Gallery of Culture. Visit will also include our new temporary exhibitions on the Negro Leagues and Lindell AC.

Tour times:

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

$5 per person


Tour with lunch $15 per person*

*Assorted catered box lunches available for prepaid groups only 

  • Lunch served: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


To register: Contact Kayla Chenault, School Enrichment Coordinator, 313.833.7979 or

Groups must book tours and lunch in advance.

Parking is $9 per vehicle in the museum’s lot and based on availability.



Tuesday & Thursday Showings


2-3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 10th & 24th

Michigan & Trumbull

For many decades it has been a place of magic, a place of hope, a place of community. Tiger Stadium has grown and changed with the times, but one thing has remained constant---the love affair several generations of fans share for the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.

Thursday, September 12th & 26th

Meet Me at the Lindell

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.



Wednesdays & Fridays



Wednesday, September 11th & 25th

Unique Automobiles of the Detroit Historical Society Collection

The Detroit Historical Society is caretaker of sixty automobiles. Most are rare – many are one-of-a-kind vehicles that exist in no other collection. These include the first closed salon Cadillac, the Scripps-Booth Bi-AutoGo, and a pre-production Mustang prototype. Several were the personal cars of the Auto Barons, and some came to the Society with original engineering drawings. Join our Collections Manager, Jeremy Dimick in a presentation that takes a tour of our very unique automobile collection.

Friday, September 13th & 27th

The Detroit Lions and the Early NFL

The story of the Lions catching on in Detroit doubles as the story of professional football finding its place in American popular culture. Before the Portsmouth Spartans relocated to Detroit and donned the Honolulu Blue in 1934, several pro football teams tried and failed to gain a foothold in the city. What made the Lions different?

With Detroit as its case study, this presentation examines the instability of the infant NFL, and how the Lions (and professional football) won the hearts of Detroiters to become the institution they are today tracking the team from the beginning, through its golden age in the 1950’s, and into the present.