Changing Exhibitions

Out of concern for the health and safety of our visitors and our staff the Detroit Historical Society has joined the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 by closing the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. We will remain closed until it is safe to reopen. Read our Health and Safety Statement on the Coronavirus.



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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Community Gallery: 100 Years of Music, Magic and Community

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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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 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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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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