Events by Month

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

July 2019

July 6, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Festival: There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace

1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace
July 6, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Festival: There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace

1:00pm to 3:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace
July 6, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Festival: There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace

1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace
July 6, 1 - 3:30 PM

July 12, 2019

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines

1:00pm to 1:55pm

As a partnering organization in the 27th Annual Concert of Colors Celebration, the Detroit Historical Museum is pleased to present a special "work in progress" screening of God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines - The Story of Detroit Techno. Starring Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Santonio Echols, Blake Baxter and Mike Huckaby - the film examines the story behind one of Detroit’s great contributions to world culture: Techno, the electronic-music phenomenon created by black artists in the 1980s that transformed dance music int

Concert of Colors DHM Day Pass

1:00pm to 4:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

On Friday, July 12, visitors are invited to experience the Concert of Colors "Detroit Historical Museum Day Pass," featuring free daytime activities around the museum.

1 - 5 p.m. Explore the museum, participate in our "Detroiters Take a Stand" Scavenger Hunt to win prizes and enjoy lemonade on Legends Plaza. 

July 12, 2019

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines

4:00pm to 4:55pm

As a partnering organization in the 27th Annual Concert of Colors Celebration, the Detroit Historical Museum is pleased to present a special "work in progress" screening of God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines - The Story of Detroit Techno. Starring Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Santonio Echols, Blake Baxter and Mike Huckaby - the film examines the story behind one of Detroit’s great contributions to world culture: Techno, the electronic-music phenomenon created by black artists in the 1980s that transformed dance music int

July 13, 2019

Summer Film Series: Bridging Urban America

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

In the early 20th century, everyone in the industry wanted to work for Ralph Modjeski. His bridges would become American landmarks. Spanning two eras of transit, Bridging Urban America pays tribute to significant superstructure still in service today. Riveting stories of the iconic Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, the New Orleans politics behind the Huey P. Long Bridge, the Quebec Bridge catastrophe and its reconstruction, pivotal in engineering history and for the Kahnawake nation.

Summer Film Series: Bridging Urban America

2:00pm to 3:30pm

In the early 20th century, everyone in the industry wanted to work for Ralph Modjeski. His bridges would become American landmarks. Spanning two eras of transit, Bridging Urban America pays tribute to significant superstructure still in service today. Riveting stories of the iconic Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, the New Orleans politics behind the Huey P. Long Bridge, the Quebec Bridge catastrophe and its reconstruction, pivotal in engineering history and for the Kahnawake nation.

July 13, 2019

Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell

3:00pm to 4:30pm

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running Time: 78 minutes.

Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running Time: 78 minutes.

July 14, 2019

Summer Film Series: Bridging Urban America

2:00pm to 3:30pm

In the early 20th century, everyone in the industry wanted to work for Ralph Modjeski. His bridges would become American landmarks. Spanning two eras of transit, Bridging Urban America pays tribute to significant superstructure still in service today. Riveting stories of the iconic Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, the New Orleans politics behind the Huey P. Long Bridge, the Quebec Bridge catastrophe and its reconstruction, pivotal in engineering history and for the Kahnawake nation.

Summer Film Series: Bridging Urban America

2:00pm to 3:30pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

In the early 20th century, everyone in the industry wanted to work for Ralph Modjeski. His bridges would become American landmarks. Spanning two eras of transit, Bridging Urban America pays tribute to significant superstructure still in service today. Riveting stories of the iconic Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, the New Orleans politics behind the Huey P. Long Bridge, the Quebec Bridge catastrophe and its reconstruction, pivotal in engineering history and for the Kahnawake nation.

July 14, 2019

Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell

3:00pm to 4:30pm

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running Time: 78 minutes.

Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. This new film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running Time: 78 minutes.

July 17, 2019

Senior Days

9:30am to 11:55am
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Wednesday, July 17 & Wednesday, August 14
$8 per person

Gallery Visit
9:30–11 a.m.

Visit the galleries at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on your own time. Enjoy learning more detailed information about the exhibit from gallery guides stationed in the Gothic Room, the Built By the River exhibition and the William Clay Ford Pilot House. Gallery interpreters will be available in the Pilot House and Gothic Room exhibitions for question.

July 18, 2019

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

Thursday evening tour!

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant manufactured a number of early Ford automobiles, but the most famous was the Ford Model T. Inexpensive, durable and easy to drive and repair, the Model T revolutionized transportation and society. This special tour will take a look at areas of the plant not normally accessible to the public and explain how the plant was saved.

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Looking for America Panel

6:00pm to 7:55pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact the Manager of Public Programs at 313.833.1801.

 

 

Looking for America Panel

July 18, 2019

6-7 PM: Panel discussion
7-9 PM: Opening reception

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Looking for America Panel

6:00pm to 7:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact the Manager of Public Programs at 313.833.1801.

 

 

Looking for America Panel

July 18, 2019

6-7 PM: Panel discussion
7-9 PM: Opening reception

July 20, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Series: Pitching Man

1:00pm to 3:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

Pitching Man
July 20th, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Series: Pitching Man

1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

Pitching Man
July 20th, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Series: Pitching Man

1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

Pitching Man
July 20th, 1 - 3:30 PM

July 21, 2019

Birthday Behavior

9:00pm to 11:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Come celebrate Detroit's birthday at Detroit's museum!

Birthday Behavior: A Silent Disco

Free admission! Ages 18+

RSVP on eventbrite

 

Featuring two DJs spinning all-Detroit playlists and complimentary beer from Detroit Beer Co.

 

Birthday Behavior

9:00pm to 11:55pm

Come celebrate Detroit's birthday at Detroit's museum!

Birthday Behavior: A Silent Disco

Free admission! Ages 18+

RSVP on eventbrite

 

Featuring two DJs spinning all-Detroit playlists and complimentary beer from Detroit Beer Co.

 

July 26, 2019

Family Pictures USA National Premiere

7:00pm to 10:55pm

Join the Detroit Historical Society and Digital Diaspora Family Reunion for a special outdoor premiere and sneak peek of Family Pictures USA, a new tv show airing on PBS this August!

Before the show airs in its entirety on PBS, (August 12 and 13, 2019), we hope you'll join us for a special screening of portions of episodes filmed in Detroit, Southwest Florida, and North Carolina, featuring the local families who shared their family stories with us in Summer 2017.

Family Pictures USA National Premiere

7:00pm to 10:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Join the Detroit Historical Society and Digital Diaspora Family Reunion for a special outdoor premiere and sneak peek of Family Pictures USA, a new tv show airing on PBS this August!

Before the show airs in its entirety on PBS, (August 12 and 13, 2019), we hope you'll join us for a special screening of portions of episodes filmed in Detroit, Southwest Florida, and North Carolina, featuring the local families who shared their family stories with us in Summer 2017.

July 27, 2019

Detroit Boat Club

10:00am to 11:55am

Limited tickets still available!

Antique Outboard and Boat Show at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum

10:00am to 2:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Free admission!

In what is becoming a Belle Isle tradition, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum will host a colorful gathering of antique outboard motors, model ships, and vintage boats on Saturday, July 27 from 10am-3pm. The outboard motor, which was first commercially manufactured in Detroit, democratized the boating industry. Given the lakes, rivers and mechanical know-how in the region, it is not surprising that Michigan and Ontario have a rich history of building, driving and racing outboards and the boats designed to accommodate them.

July 30, 2019

Lunchtime Techno

12:00pm to 2:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

For five Tuesdays this summer, join us on the Detroit Historical Museum's Legends Plaza at lunchtime as a new DJ will spin the best in techno sounds and a featured food truck will offer refreshments.

Get moving and lunching to the beat of your own drum machine!

Admission is free.

Tuesday, July 30