Traveling Exhibitions

Please Note: The Detroit Historical Museum is closed due to flooding.

The Detroit Historical Society’s traveling exhibitions program provides cultural institutions and organizations with a selection of exhibitions that are informational, eye-catching and budget friendly. They are perfect for museums, historic houses, libraries and more. Most offer options to scale the exhibition based on space and budget.

The following exhibitions are currently available for rental. For more information on content, pricing, and availability, please follow the links below.

 

Traveling Exhibitions

Documenting Detroit

From 1972 to 1984, the Detroit Historical Museum partnered with the Center for Creative Studies (today the College for Creative Studies) to create the Documenting Detroit photography series. The students, taught by prolific Detroit photographer Bill...

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Documenting Detroit: Architecture

From 1972 to 1984, the Detroit Historical Museum partnered with the Center for Creative Studies (now the College for Creative Studies) to create the Documenting Detroit photography series. Students explored aspects of documentary photography using...

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Fighting on the Home Front: Propaganda Posters of World War II

Before television, visual advertising was dominated by talented illustrators.  During World War II, the U.S. Government leveraged these artists’ talents to create posters that delivered important messages in a single glance. Viewed both as art and...

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Jerome Biederman Automobile Illustrations

Transportation was his passion. Born in 1913, Jerome Biederman was a nationally recognized illustrator of transportation. Whether his subject was an automobile, aircraft, or locomotive, his renderings were technically accurate and highly detailed....

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Michigan in the Civil War

“Get me a Michigan Regiment… quick!” –General Philip Kearny Although no battles occurred on state soil, Michigan residents played a crucial role in the American Civil War, from the first shots at Fort Sumter, South Carolina until the final surrender...

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