Changing Exhibitions

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 Jazz Festival

NOW OPEN in the Detroit Artists Showcase The Detroit Jazz Festival recently celebrated 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...

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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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Hudson's Holidays

NOW OPEN through January 30, 2022 throughout the Detroit Historical Museum Say the word “Hudson’s” and most Detroiters will be able to share a story about visiting the elegant downtown department store or shopping at one of its suburban locations. ...

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The Gaelic League of Detroit: Proud Past, Promising Future

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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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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