Events by Month

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

November 2019

November 1, 2019

Fall Back Friday

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

Join us for a networking event offering opportunities to learn, play & give back to organizations doing great things in the city over the winter months.

Calling All Metro Detroiters!

November 2, 2019

The Parade Company

11:00am to 12:30pm

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

November 2, 2019

Dia de los Muertos

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

Celebrate community memory and culture at the Detroit Historical Museum! Dia de los Muertos will be explored in conjunction with the new Community Gallery exhibition, Southwest Detroit: More Than a Place. 

November 5, 2019

Every School Day Counts Partnership Day

11:00am to 2:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

The Every School Day Counts Detroit (ESDCD) coalition is one of many groups, schools and other social institutions launching initiatives to address and lower chronic absence in our schools. 

November 7, 2019

Freer House

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

Tour one of the most important buildings in Michigan. In addition to its fabulous architecture, it is world renowned as the home to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. Visit the Freer house (1892) and learn why it is a local and international treasure.

November 8, 2019

Bourbon and Bowties

7:00pm to 9:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The premiere historic bourbon tasting in Detroit is returning to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on November 8th, 2019!

 

Bourbon and Bowties

7:00pm to 9:55pm

The premiere historic bourbon tasting in Detroit is returning to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on November 8th, 2019!

 

November 9, 2019

Fall Film Series: The Fitzgerald Tragedy

2:00pm to 2:55pm

Twenty years of documentary filmmaking and exclusive interviews with people closest to the disaster are presented in “The Fitzgerald Tragedy”—an historical narrative as told by those closest to the most famous ore carrier to ever sail the Great Lakes. Ship captains and crew members, Coast Guard personnel, lighthouse keepers, commercial fishermen, maritime historians, authors, divers and other maritime experts all give their theories and opinions as to what caused the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald’s demise on Lake Superior.

Fall Film Series: The Fitzgerald Tragedy

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

Twenty years of documentary filmmaking and exclusive interviews with people closest to the disaster are presented in “The Fitzgerald Tragedy”—an historical narrative as told by those closest to the most famous ore carrier to ever sail the Great Lakes. Ship captains and crew members, Coast Guard personnel, lighthouse keepers, commercial fishermen, maritime historians, authors, divers and other maritime experts all give their theories and opinions as to what caused the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald’s demise on Lake Superior.

November 9, 2019

Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn

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

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place. This documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Film admission is FREE.

Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn

3:00pm to 3:55pm

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place. This documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Film admission is FREE.

November 10, 2019

Fall Film Series: The Fitzgerald Tragedy

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

Twenty years of documentary filmmaking and exclusive interviews with people closest to the disaster are presented in “The Fitzgerald Tragedy”—an historical narrative as told by those closest to the most famous ore carrier to ever sail the Great Lakes. Ship captains and crew members, Coast Guard personnel, lighthouse keepers, commercial fishermen, maritime historians, authors, divers and other maritime experts all give their theories and opinions as to what caused the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald’s demise on Lake Superior.

Fall Film Series: The Fitzgerald Tragedy

2:00pm to 2:55pm

Twenty years of documentary filmmaking and exclusive interviews with people closest to the disaster are presented in “The Fitzgerald Tragedy”—an historical narrative as told by those closest to the most famous ore carrier to ever sail the Great Lakes. Ship captains and crew members, Coast Guard personnel, lighthouse keepers, commercial fishermen, maritime historians, authors, divers and other maritime experts all give their theories and opinions as to what caused the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald’s demise on Lake Superior.

November 10, 2019

Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn

3:00pm to 3:55pm

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place. This documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Film admission is FREE.

Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn

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

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place. This documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Film admission is FREE.

November 10, 2019

20th Annual Lost Mariners Remembrance

6:00pm to 7:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

This event is SOLD OUT, but the public is welcome to watch the flotilla from the river bank adjacent to the museum at no charge.

This year’s Lost Mariners Remembrance program is apropos to the season’s high water, with a slightly different approach than in past years. Our offerings generally focus on disasters which claimed the lives of mariners far from land. This year will examine a catastrophe that was particularly terrestrial.

November 15, 2019

Echoes of History: A Lecture by David Maraniss

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

FREE with registration!

Join us for a special presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss on his new book A Good American Family. At its heart is the story of Maraniss’s father, Elliott Maraniss, a World War II veteran who was blacklisted and fired from his newspaper job after being called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Detroit in 1952. A compelling drama that takes a larger look at what it means to be American, this new book connects an important historical era with echoes in America today.

November 15, 2019

NOAA National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac Office

5:45pm to 7:55pm

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

On this tour, you will receive a one-of-a-kind look at the science of weather forecasting, then visit the observation area and experience the weather balloon launch. Climate statistics from Detroit’s airport are still received and archived at the NWS White Lake office, maintaining weather data for Detroit that dates back to the late 19th century.

November 20, 2019

Annual Meeting

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and Recognition Reception. The meeting will feature a presentation on the state of the society, a preview of upcoming exhibitions and programs and an introduction of newly appointed trustees and staff.  

The meeting will be followed by a reception to honor Society members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.

Beer, wine and hors d'ouevres are complimentary. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Annual Meeting

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and Recognition Reception. The meeting will feature a presentation on the state of the society, a preview of upcoming exhibitions and programs and an introduction of newly appointed trustees and staff.  

The meeting will be followed by a reception to honor Society members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.

Beer, wine and hors d'ouevres are complimentary. The meeting is free and open to the public.

November 21, 2019

Panel Discussion: 1619-2019: Beyond Woke

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

Featuring: Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network History & Tours, Tawana Petty Director of the DATA Justice Program

Panel Discussion: 1619-2019: Beyond Woke

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Featuring: Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network History & ToursTawana Petty Director of the DATA Justice Program
Detroit Community Technology ProjectDr. Anita Moncrease of Moncrease and Associates, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and Wayne State University School of Medicine and Dr. Kefentse Chike of Wayne State University.

November 28, 2019

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® at the Detroit Historical Museum

8:00am to 11:55am
Detroit Historical Museum

SOLD OUT! Contact Kayla at 313.833.4143 for more information.

Join the Detroit Historical Society at the Detroit Historical Museum on Thursday, November 28 to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade® — an annual tradition in Detroit!

The Parade begins right in front of the museum, at Woodward and Kirby, with several options for enjoying the day.

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® at the Detroit Historical Museum

8:00am to 11:55am

SOLD OUT! Contact Kayla at 313.833.4143 for more information.

 Join the Detroit Historical Society at the Detroit Historical Museum on Thursday, November 28 to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade® — an annual tradition in Detroit!

The Parade begins right in front of the museum, at Woodward and Kirby, with several options for enjoying the day.