Changing Exhibitions

2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

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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COVID-19 Memorial Garden

Recognizing the many losses suffered by our community in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit Historical Museum has dedicated a new public memorial garden in front of Legends Plaza. Over the summer, everyone is invited to contribute to the memorial by...

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Detroit 67: Perspectives

NOW OPEN through Fall 2020 in the Booth-Wilkinson Gallery   Winner of the 2018 National Medal from the Institute for Library and Museum Services (ILMS), the 2018 Leadership in History Award  from the American Association for State and Local History...

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Detroit's Jazz Festival

NOW OPEN in the Detroit Artists Showcase The Detroit Jazz Festival is celebrating its 40th year and is currently the largest free jazz festival in the world. The “Jazz Fest”, which takes place every year during Labor Day weekend, was founded in 1980...

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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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Pedal to the Metal

NOW OPEN in America's Motor City Showcase While Detroit is mainly known for getting around on four wheels, the city has a long history involving transportation of the two-wheeled variety – bicycles! Many early automotive pioneers were cycling...

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Tribute to Allee Willis

Join us to celebrate a legendary Detroiter, Allee Willis, as we pay tribute to her life, work and love of her hometown. Born and raised in Detroit, she graduated from Mumford High School in 1965 before becoming a multi-talented artist. She is best...

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