20 for the Twenties: Maritime Innovations of the 1920s

NOW OPEN in the Robert M. Dossin Gallery

20 for the Twenties: Maritime Innovations of the 1920s

Between big boats and big businesses, the Detroit River was one of the most dynamic waterways in the world in the 1920s. Developments during this time included everything from architecture and technology to sports and leisure. The riverfront was the place for the latest maritime marvels: fast boats, big boats, flying boats, bridges, tunnels, radios… and did we mention rumrunning?

In this new exhibition, explore 20 different innovations that developed along the Detroit River through some rarely seen artifacts and photos from the Detroit Historical Society Collection. Learn about the fun, technology and infrastructure that changed the way Detroiters traveled and played on the water.

Made possible by the generous support of Del and Dianne Dossin-Ruth