Community Gallery: The Players

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 community. Organizations are featured in order to share their stories and provide new perspectives on the issues, ideas and individuals that have shaped our region’s rich history.

It was officially renamed as a tribute to retiring long-time Executive Director Bob Bury on June 28, 2018 and will be dedicated in a ceremony on November 1, 2018.

OPENING October 20, 2018 in the Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery

The Players

A private theater and gentlemen's club founded in 1910 by a group of Detroit businessmen to encourage amateur theater, the Players is a revered institution but little known to the public. The club will share 108+ years of its storied history in this exhibition, showcasing its members and 'our beautiful lady', as the Players' landmark playhouse was named many years ago. At 93 years old, she is as strong and as relevant today as she was when she opened in 1925.  It will also explore two additional long-term theatric groups - Theater Arts Society of Detroit c.1910 and The Fine Arts Society of Detroit c.1906 - that comprise The Players and provide female and mixed theater heritages.