2018 Dossin Gala

May 18 2018 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a first glimpse into life aboard the grand Great Lakes steamships, recalling the romance and elegance of steamer travel and featuring our newest exhibit, Dining on the Inland Seas, at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Enjoy refreshing cocktails, a strolling dinner and entertainment. Advance tickets and sponsorship information are available at bidpal.net/2018dossingala.

For additional details or questions about sponsorship, contact Eric Candela at 313.833.7937 or ericc@detroithistorical.org.



The 2018 Dossin Great Lakes Museum Gala

Presented by:

Douglas and Diane Dossin

Dianne Dossin-Ruth and Del Ruth


Friday May 18,2018

Dossin Great Lakes Museum, 100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207


5:00 pm Sponsor and VIP Reception

6:00 pm Cocktails, Strolling Dinner, Silent Auction

7:30 pm Remarks

8:00 pm Entertainmet by Planet D Nonet

              Detroit’s award winning swing band.


Cruise Ship Casual Attire – Complimentary Valet


With Special Thanks to:


Presenting Sponsors

Douglas and Diane Dossin


Dianne Dossin-Ruth and Del Ruth


Bar  Sponsor

Bill and Happy Rands


Gold Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Buhl

Mr. Gail Warden

Wolverine Packing


Honorary Host Committee

 Mark J. Albrecht

The Honorable Sandy and Lisa Baruah

Charles M. Bayer, Jr.

Nancy and Larry Bluth

Richard and Joanne Brodie

Cathy and Kevin Broderick

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buhl

Mary Ann and Bob Bury

Joanne and John Carter

Brian Charlton - SmithGroup JJR

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Chope

Lois and Avern Cohn

Diane and Doug Dossin

Dianne Dossin-Ruth and Del Ruth

Ric and Donna DeVore

Marianne T. Endicott

Mason and Mary Kaye Ferry

Michele Hodges

George Johnson

Joe and Maureen Kaiser

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClure

Sandy and Mimi McMillan

Beth and Joe Moran

Jo Elyn and George Nyman

Terrence and Maria Pryor - Huntington Bank

Bobbi and Stephen Polk

Bill and Happy Rands

Gary and Janet Van Elslander

Professor William H. Volz and Mary Kramer

Gail Warden

Norma Jean and Jeff Zaleski

Mary Lou Zieve

Ticket Prices