Changing Exhibitions

Albert Kahn: Innovation and Influence on 20th Century Architecture

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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Come Out! In Detroit

OPENING ON JUNE 3 in the Auditorium Showcase Fifty years ago, in 1972, Detroit was home to the first-ever LGBTQ+ pride celebration in Michigan. To commemorate this historic event, illustrator Clare Paul and historian Tim Retzloff teamed up to create...

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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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Tour De Troit: 20 Years on Detroit Streets

NOW OPEN in the Detroit Artists Showcase Every year the Tour de Troit welcomes thousands of cyclists to the city and takes them on a journey through the streets of Detroit. An international ride from its inception, the Tour gives Detroiters and...

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Tribute to Allee Willis

NOW OPEN in the Motor City Music Exhibition 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...

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