Events by Month

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

September 2019

September 7, 2019

Detroit Blight Busters

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

Detroit Blight Busters was founded by John George over 30 years ago with the mission of stabilizing and revitalizing Detroit neighborhoods through housing, donations and volunteerism. The organization’s campus in the Old Redford neighborhood serves as a hub for the group and includes spaces for the community, including a gallery, performance space, outdoor courtyards, colorful murals and Motor City Java House.

Black Architects Bus Tour

10:00am to 2:55pm

See how Black Architects have shaped Detroit’s landscape on this special tour, hosted by the Detroit Historical Society's Black Historic Sites Committee & Noir Design Parti.

 

September 7 • Saturday • 10 AM - 3 PM
Leaving from the Detroit Historical Museum

Cost: $40 for Detroit Historical Society members, $45 for guests (includes lunch w/vegetarian option)

Black Architects Bus Tour

10:00am to 2:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

See how Black Architects have shaped Detroit’s landscape on this special tour, hosted by the Detroit Historical Society's Black Historic Sites Committee & Noir Design Parti.

 

September 7 • Saturday • 10 AM - 3 PM
Leaving from the Detroit Historical Museum

Cost: $40 for Detroit Historical Society members, $45 for guests (includes lunch w/vegetarian option)

September 8, 2019

Grandparents Day

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

Admission is free!

Visit the Detroit Historical Museum for our first annual Grandparents Day in partnership with AARP of Michigan. Museum admission is free and activities will be located throughout the museum galleries, including a live band, Motown-themed fun, crafts for adults and children, storytellers and more!

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visit the AARP welcome table and photo booth and take a guided stroll through the galleries (first level)

September 9, 2019

Historic Houses of Worship Tour

10:00am to 3:55pm

Limited tickets still available!

Since 1972, the Historic Houses of Worship tours have acquainted metro Detroiters with the contributions that religious institutions have made in the development of our community. All tours run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and depart from and return to the Detroit Historical Museum. The cost is $45 for Detroit Historical Society members and $55 for guests. Your tour fee includes motor coach transportation with docent commentary, historical presentations at each tour stop and lunch.

September 10, 2019

Senior Weeks at the Detroit Historical Museum

(All day)
Detroit Historical Museum

• Lunch & a tour for $15 per person

• Detroit-Themed Movies

• Seniors receive 10% off all purchases in the Detroit Historical Museum Gift Shop

 

 

20th-Century Detroit Tour

September 14, 2019

Detroit Opera House

10:00am to 11:30am

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

September 14, 2019

Youth Advisory Council Info Session 1

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Come learn more about the Detroit Historical Society's Youth Advisory Council! The second year of this endeavor is available to high school students in grades 9-12 attending schools throughout the Detroit Metro Region. If you or someone you know has interest, please read the details below. 

RSVP for session #1 on eventbrite

Who Detroit-area youth grades 9-12

September 14, 2019

Summer Film Series: A Voyage Into History

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

“A Voyage Into History” captures the 2009 season of underwater exploration and research aboard the Great Lakes research/training vessel Pride of Michigan. Sit in on the NAS (Nautical Archaeological Society) training in Underwater Archaeology. Dive into a newly discovered Drowned Forest in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, investigate a submerged cave site off Mackinac Island and locate a long-lost dredge bare in this film. The Noble Odyssey Foundation brings to light knowledge of the Great Lakes through seagoing education and research projects.

Summer Film Series: A Voyage Into History

2:00pm to 2:55pm

“A Voyage Into History” captures the 2009 season of underwater exploration and research aboard the Great Lakes research/training vessel Pride of Michigan. Sit in on the NAS (Nautical Archaeological Society) training in Underwater Archaeology. Dive into a newly discovered Drowned Forest in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, investigate a submerged cave site off Mackinac Island and locate a long-lost dredge bare in this film. The Noble Odyssey Foundation brings to light knowledge of the Great Lakes through seagoing education and research projects.

September 14, 2019

Summer Film Series: Our Italian Story: Progress, Passion and Promise

3:00pm to 3:55pm

'Our Italian Story' focuses on some of Detroit's most prominent Italian-Americans, following their footsteps through their toughest challenges, their boom times and tracks them through wars and economic downturns. It traces their seamless integration into business, politics and art, all the while rejoicing in an essential Italian zest for life.

Running time: 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is FREE.

Summer Film Series: Our Italian Story: Progress, Passion and Promise

3:00pm to 3:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

'Our Italian Story' focuses on some of Detroit's most prominent Italian-Americans, following their footsteps through their toughest challenges, their boom times and tracks them through wars and economic downturns. It traces their seamless integration into business, politics and art, all the while rejoicing in an essential Italian zest for life.

Running time: 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is FREE.

September 15, 2019

Exploring French Canadian Heritage at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum

1:00pm to 2:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

In honor of French-Canadian Heritage Week in Michigan, the Detroit Historical Society, in partnership with the Great Lakes Maritime Institute, will offer special programming at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Sunday, September 15 from 1-3 p.m.

September 15, 2019

Summer Film Series: Our Arab American Story: Reverence, Resourcefulness and Respect

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Detroit is home to one of the largest, most diverse Arab communities outside the Middle East. Arab Americans living here number nearly 200,000, having begun their immigration more than a century ago. 

Summer Film Series: Our Arab American Story: Reverence, Resourcefulness and Respect

3:00pm to 3:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit is home to one of the largest, most diverse Arab communities outside the Middle East. Arab Americans living here number nearly 200,000, having begun their immigration more than a century ago. 

September 19, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: The Conant Gardens Neighborhood

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.

 

 

The History of the Conant Gardens Neighborhood

By Orlin Jones

September 19, 2019, 6-8 PM

Third Thursday Speaker Series: The Conant Gardens Neighborhood

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.

 

 

The History of the Conant Gardens Neighborhood

By Orlin Jones

September 19, 2019, 6-8 PM

September 21, 2019

Woodmere Cemetery

10:00am to 12:30pm

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

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day + Claudette Rogers Robinson signing

10:00am to 3:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Visit the Detroit Historical Museum on Museum Day for special family activities including crafts, dancing lessons and a music trivia game with prizes.

September 21, 2019

Youth Advisory Council Info Session 2

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Come learn more about the Detroit Historical Society's Youth Advisory Council! The second year of this endeavor is available to high school students in grades 9-12 attending schools throughout the Detroit Metro Region. If you or someone you know has interest, please read the details below. 

RSVP for session #2 on eventbrite

Who Detroit-area youth grades 9-12

September 24, 2019

Senior Weeks at the Detroit Historical Museum

(All day)
Detroit Historical Museum

• Lunch & a tour for $15 per person

• Detroit-Themed Movies

• Seniors receive 10% off all purchases in the Detroit Historical Museum Gift Shop

 

 

20th-Century Detroit Tour

September 26, 2019

Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Tickets: $15 in advance,

$20 at the door

The Black Historic Sites Committee invites you to attend an evening of extraordinary talent from the one and only jazz song stylist and composer, Naima Shamborguer!

Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit

6:00pm to 8:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Tickets: $15 in advance,

$20 at the door

The Black Historic Sites Committee invites you to attend an evening of extraordinary talent from the one and only jazz song stylist and composer, Naima Shamborguer!

September 28, 2019

Youth Advisory Council Info Session 3

11:00am to 12:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Come learn more about the Detroit Historical Society's Youth Advisory Council! The second year of this endeavor is available to high school students in grades 9-12 attending schools throughout the Detroit Metro Region. If you or someone you know has interest, please read the details below. 

RSVP for session #3 on eventbrite

Who Detroit-area youth grades 9-12

September 29, 2019

Ann Delisi's Essential Conversation with NPR's Don Gonyea

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Join WDET host Ann Delisi for an Essential Conversation with NPR National Political Correspondent and former WDET employee, Don Gonyea. Ann will talk to Don about his work covering presidential elections since 2000 and what it was like being at the White House the morning of September 11. They will also take a trip down memory lane and talk about their time working together at WDET.

Appetizers, beer and wine are included.

Ann Delisi's Essential Conversation with NPR's Don Gonyea

6:00pm to 8:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Join WDET host Ann Delisi for an Essential Conversation with NPR National Political Correspondent and former WDET employee, Don Gonyea. Ann will talk to Don about his work covering presidential elections since 2000 and what it was like being at the White House the morning of September 11. They will also take a trip down memory lane and talk about their time working together at WDET.

Appetizers, beer and wine are included.