Events by Month

August 2019

August 3, 2019

Midtown Walking Tour

10:00am to 12:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

Join Scott Lowell and Carolyn Howard, owners of Traffic Jam and Snug, as they take you on a tour around central Midtown. See buildings that have been renovated by the couple and learn about how the area has changed. As you finish the tour enjoy lunch at Traffic Jam and Snug (included in the ticket price).

August 3, 2019

What Does Freedom Mean in Detroit: A Neighborhoods Day Partnership Event

10:30am to 1:55pm

Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum for "What Does Freedom Mean in Detroit?" an interactive experience where we will unveil our Four Freedoms Quilt, a special community-focused project reflecting the voices of more than 200 residents and visitors, generously designed and completed by the Great Lakes African American Quilters' Network.

August 6, 2019

Lunchtime Techno

12:00pm to 2:30pm

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, August 6

August 10, 2019

Alger Theater

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

From its opening to the public in 1935 until its closing in 1985, the “stately art deco movie house” known as the Alger Theater provided
Detroit residents with artistic and cultural enrichment. The 12,000 sq. ft. 800-seat theater was a convenient, affordable and state-of theart-
facility offering family-friendly motion pictures and live performances. 

August 10, 2019

Summer Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast

2:00pm to 2:55pm

In 1877, the U.S. Life-Saving Service opened four life-saving stations along a coast, often called the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes.” Stations were opened at Vermillion Point, Crisp Point, Big Two Hearted River and Sucker River/Deer Park. More shipwrecks occurred along this stretch of coastline than anywhere else on Lake Superior.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 58 minutes.

Summer Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast

2:00pm to 2:55pm

In 1877, the U.S. Life-Saving Service opened four life-saving stations along a coast, often called the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes.” Stations were opened at Vermillion Point, Crisp Point, Big Two Hearted River and Sucker River/Deer Park. More shipwrecks occurred along this stretch of coastline than anywhere else on Lake Superior.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 58 minutes.

August 10, 2019

Summer Film Series: Our Polish Story: Family, Faith and Fortitude

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Like most ethnic groups, immigrating Poles were attracted to Detroit by the prospect of work—first in the building of railroads and the paving of streets, and next, in the city's rapidly expanding manufacturing industries. As Detroit grew as an industrial center, most of the Poles who arrived were rural, unskilled in trade, and began their lives in the New World working at the lowest level of employment. Thus the Pole became the true backbone of Detroit industry.

Summer Film Series: Our Polish Story: Family, Faith and Fortitude

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Like most ethnic groups, immigrating Poles were attracted to Detroit by the prospect of work—first in the building of railroads and the paving of streets, and next, in the city's rapidly expanding manufacturing industries. As Detroit grew as an industrial center, most of the Poles who arrived were rural, unskilled in trade, and began their lives in the New World working at the lowest level of employment. Thus the Pole became the true backbone of Detroit industry.

August 11, 2019

Summer Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast

2:00pm to 2:55pm

In 1877, the U.S. Life-Saving Service opened four life-saving stations along a coast, often called the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes.” Stations were opened at Vermillion Point, Crisp Point, Big Two Hearted River and Sucker River/Deer Park. More shipwrecks occurred along this stretch of coastline than anywhere else on Lake Superior.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 58 minutes.

Summer Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast

2:00pm to 2:55pm

In 1877, the U.S. Life-Saving Service opened four life-saving stations along a coast, often called the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes.” Stations were opened at Vermillion Point, Crisp Point, Big Two Hearted River and Sucker River/Deer Park. More shipwrecks occurred along this stretch of coastline than anywhere else on Lake Superior.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 58 minutes.

August 11, 2019

Summer Film Series: Our Greek Story: Antiquity, Modernity and Destiny

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Detroit’s Greek-American community started developing in the late 19th century, and really started booming with the high amount of immigrants coming from Greece and Cyprus after 1912. A big symbol of this community is the area of Detroit known as “Greektown”, an area of about two blocks in Downtown Detroit that today contains Greek restaurants, a pastry shop, dance clubs, a Greek Orthodox Church, and a casino. During the first half of the 20th century, Greektown was a very private place for Greeks, which at one time contained coffee h

Summer Film Series: Our Greek Story: Antiquity, Modernity and Destiny

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Detroit’s Greek-American community started developing in the late 19th century, and really started booming with the high amount of immigrants coming from Greece and Cyprus after 1912. A big symbol of this community is the area of Detroit known as “Greektown”, an area of about two blocks in Downtown Detroit that today contains Greek restaurants, a pastry shop, dance clubs, a Greek Orthodox Church, and a casino. During the first half of the 20th century, Greektown was a very private place for Greeks, which at one time contained coffee h

August 13, 2019

Lunchtime Techno

12:00pm to 2:30pm

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, August 13

August 14, 2019

Senior Days

9:30am to 11:55am

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.

August 15, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Shock Waves from Stonewall

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.

 

 

Shock Waves from Stonewall: Gay Liberation in Michigan

By Tim Retzloff

August 15, 2019, 6-8 PM

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Shock Waves from Stonewall

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.

 

 

Shock Waves from Stonewall: Gay Liberation in Michigan

By Tim Retzloff

August 15, 2019, 6-8 PM

August 17, 2019

G.A.R. Building

10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

August 18, 2019

Ron LeFlore Appearance and Film Screening

2:00pm to 4:55pm

The Detroit Historical Museum, the Black Historic Sites Committee, and the Hamtramck Stadium Grounds Crew proudly present a 40th anniversary screening of "The Ron LeFlore Story," with special guest former Detroit Tiger Ron LeFlore. 

Admission is free!

Ron LeFlore Appearance and Film Screening

2:00pm to 4:55pm

The Detroit Historical Museum, the Black Historic Sites Committee, and the Hamtramck Stadium Grounds Crew proudly present a 40th anniversary screening of "The Ron LeFlore Story," with special guest former Detroit Tiger Ron LeFlore. 

Admission is free!

August 20, 2019

Lunchtime Techno

12:00pm to 2:30pm

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, August 20

August 22, 2019

WSU Mortuary Science Building

10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

A much-requested tour, this is your opportunity to learn about the Mortuary Science building and program at Wayne State University. Step inside the state-of-the-art facility to see where students learn the background and practice of the funeral service profession and experience every phase of funeral service needed to be a successful Funeral Director. You will also visit the museum, which features artifacts related to the school and profession.

August 24, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

August 25, 2019

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

Negro Leagues Film Series: The Jackie Robinson Story

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!

The Jackie Robinson Story
August 24th and August 25th, 1 - 3:30 PM

August 27, 2019

Lunchtime Techno

12:00pm to 2:30pm

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, August 27