Changing Exhibitions

1997: Detroit Red Wings

The Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery is a changing exhibition space made available to local historical societies, museums, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, selected for their contributions to the metro Detroit...

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Automotive Showplace

The Automotive Showplace is a rotating exhibit space at the Detroit Historical Museum that features rare and unique vehicles from the Detroit Historical Society’s collection, presented by Warner Norcross + Judd.    NOW OPEN in the Automotive...

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Body by Fisher

NOW OPEN in America's Motor City Showcase Out of the thousands of parts that make up a car, the body is the first thing we see. It is critical to safety, comfort, styling and corporate identity. Perhaps the most prominent auto body producer – Fisher...

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Boom Town: Detroit in the 1920s

NOW OPEN on the Lower Level Between a roaring automobile industry and the illicit-but-profitable Prohibition liquor trade, 1920s Detroit was one of the most exciting, quirky and frenetic cities in the world. While the physical city grew in size from...

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Detroit 67: Perspectives

NOW OPEN in the Booth-Wilkinson Gallery Winner of the 2018 National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the 2018 Leadership in History Award  from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and the 2018...

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Detroit’s Brewing Heritage

NOW OPEN on the Lower Level Joseph Parent, Detroit’s first recognized brewer, arrived in 1706, just five years after the new French trading post was established. Generations of English, Irish, Belgian, Polish, German and Detroit-born brewers...

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The Hustle: Fixers & Helpers and Caregivers

NOW OPEN through April 9, 2023 in the Allesee Gallery of Culture Detroit’s Black community has a long-standing tradition of entrepreneurship that dates to the early 1800s with masons, loggers, farmers and traders. In our modern era of box stores...

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WSU History Student Exhibitions

NOW OPEN through March 26, 2023 on the second level of the museum In partnership with the Wayne State University Public History program, we are proud to host three exhibitions that were researched, developed and curated by students. The student...

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