Events by Month

December 2019

December 7, 2019

Yankee Air Museum

10:00am to 11:30am

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

Tour the Yankee Air Museum on the 79-year anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Discover aviation technology up close while exploring an amazing collection of aircraft. View the memorabilia of the women and men who experienced global conflicts from World War I to the present.

December 7, 2019

Noel Night

1:00pm to 6:55pm

General admission & program admission is free!

Holiday cheer is here with this annual Midtown tradition. Come swing with us in the Streets of Old Detroit with the Wayne State University Swing Dancers featuring Detroit Historical Society's own Kayla Chenault, or if storytime is more your speed, enjoy a reading of ABCDetroit, by author Kari Jo Wagner. In addition, meet Santa, enjoy treats, join a 3-D snowflake workshop and make other crafts.  

 

Noel Night

1:00pm to 6:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

General admission & activities are free!

Holiday cheer is here with this annual Midtown tradition. Come swing with us in the Streets of Old Detroit with the Wayne State University Swing Dancers featuring Detroit Historical Society's own Kayla Chenault, or if storytime is more your speed, enjoy a reading of ABCDetroit by author Kari Jo Wagner. In addition, meet Santa, enjoy treats, join a 3-D snowflake workshop and make other crafts!

Schedule of Events

December 13, 2019

6th Annual Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

5:00pm to 7:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Due to a power outage on 12/13/19 the museum will be CLOSED during the Belle Isle Holiday Stroll. We're sorry for the inconvenience!

December 14, 2019

Time Travel Storytelling Workshop

10:00am to 1:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Please note! Due to a power outage at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, this program will take place at the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown.

Time Travel Storytelling:

A Unique One-Day Experience Hosted by Aadizookaan & Detroit Historical Society

Join the Indigenous storytelling project MAWADISIDIWIG and the Detroit Historical Society for a special workshop led by Aadizookaan founder Sacramento Knoxx & Team where we will explore the question: 

December 14, 2019

Kirk in the Hills

12:45pm to 2:15pm

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

‘Tis the season! And Kirk in the Hills is the perfect tour to mark the holidays. The dream and vision of Detroit businessman Colonel Edwin S. George, the Kirk  was made possible by the gift of his home and estate (Cedarholm) in 1947. Patterned after Scotland’s Melrose Abbey, Kirk in the Hills is a majestic church, located on a 41-acre lakeside setting 20 miles north of Detroit. Experience the best in gothic architecture, including flying buttresses, lightness and lofty soaring spaces.

December 14, 2019

Fall Film Series: River Channels

2:00pm to 2:55pm

This short documentary produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicles the ancient river bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac, featuring fantastic underwater footage of the shipwrecks that lie along these ancient shores. The running time for this film is 20 minutes.

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

Fall Film Series: River Channels

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

This short documentary produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicles the ancient river bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac, featuring fantastic underwater footage of the shipwrecks that lie along these ancient shores. The running time for this film is 20 minutes.

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

December 14, 2019

Fall Film Series: Shield Screening & Panel

3:00pm to 4:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit's very own Danielle Eliska will join us to screen her critically acclaimed dramatic short Shield that chronicles the life a foster child. Join her and founder of Trinity National Film Festival, Marshalle Montgomery, as they speak to the power of representation in film and how media can inform communities and jumpstart important conversations.  

Fall Film Series: Shield Screening & Panel

3:00pm to 4:55pm

Detroit's very own Danielle Eliska will join us to screen her critically acclaimed dramatic short Shield that chronicles the life a foster child. Join her and founder of Trinity National Film Festival, Marshalle Montgomery, as they speak to the power of representation in film and how media can inform communities and jumpstart important conversations.  

December 15, 2019

Fall Film Series: River Channels

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

This short documentary produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicles the ancient river bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac, featuring fantastic underwater footage of the shipwrecks that lie along these ancient shores. The running time for this film is 20 minutes.

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

Fall Film Series: River Channels

2:00pm to 2:55pm

This short documentary produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicles the ancient river bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac, featuring fantastic underwater footage of the shipwrecks that lie along these ancient shores. The running time for this film is 20 minutes.

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

December 15, 2019

Fall Film Series: Shield

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

Shield takes us into the world of Zoe (played by Sienna Elisa Rivers), a young girl who was thrust into foster care after the death of her brother (who was her sole guardian).  She latches onto the only thing that reminds her of him - a blanket.  Trauma has alienated her from everyone and has made it difficult for Zoe to find a permanent home. She may have found one with Rachel (Gisela Adisa) who takes her in and tries to help Zoe overcome her anger issues from being bullied at school.

Fall Film Series: Shield

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Shield takes us into the world of Zoe (played by Sienna Elisa Rivers), a young girl who was thrust into foster care after the death of her brother (who was her sole guardian).  She latches onto the only thing that reminds her of him - a blanket.  Trauma has alienated her from everyone and has made it difficult for Zoe to find a permanent home. She may have found one with Rachel (Gisela Adisa) who takes her in and tries to help Zoe overcome her anger issues from being bullied at school.

December 19, 2019

Sanders Candy

12:00pm to 12:45pm

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

Thursday tour!

Make your holiday season sweeter. Tour the factory operation of a Detroit original, sample free chocolate treats and visit the Chocolate and Ice cream Shoppe. This tour is sure to be fun and is just in time for last minute gift purchases for the chocolate lover in your world. Book your tour early, this one is sure to be a treat!

December 19, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Faith in Action

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Join us for a rousing and inspiring conversation with Detroit-area religious leaders whose work engages and empowers their community and world. By combining the strength of their beliefs with the power of social justice, these leaders have affected change beyond the pulpit.

Panelists: Pastor Barry Randolph of Church of the Messiah, Imam Kafani Cissee of Muslim Center of Detroit, and Rabbi Nate DeGroot of Hazon Detroit.  Hear these spiritual leaders discuss how faith has guided their actions in Detroit and the wider community.

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Faith in Action

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

Join us for a rousing and inspiring conversation with Detroit-area religious leaders whose work engages and empowers their community and world. By combining the strength of their beliefs with the power of social justice, these leaders have affected change beyond the pulpit.

Panelists: Pastor Barry Randolph of Church of the Messiah, Imam Kafani Cissee of Muslim Center of Detroit, and Rabbi Nate DeGroot of Hazon Detroit.  Hear these spiritual leaders discuss how faith has guided their actions in Detroit and the wider community.

December 26, 2019

Holiday Weekend

12:00pm to 2:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Discover! Engage! Enjoy! Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum as we explore the rich traditions of the holiday season beyond the wonder of Christmas. Learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day from your neighbors who celebrate these traditions. Descriptions, discussions and discovery with crafts are sure to make fun filled afternoons for the entire family!

December 26 features Hanukkah

December 27, 2019

Holiday Weekend

12:00pm to 2:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Discover! Engage! Enjoy! Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum as we explore the rich traditions of the holiday season beyond the wonder of Christmas. Learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day from your neighbors who celebrate these traditions. Descriptions, discussions and discovery with crafts are sure to make fun filled afternoons for the entire family!

December 27 features Kwanzaa

December 28, 2019

Holiday Weekend

12:00pm to 2:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Discover! Engage! Enjoy! Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum as we explore the rich traditions of the holiday season beyond the wonder of Christmas. Learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day from your neighbors who celebrate these traditions. Descriptions, discussions and discovery with crafts are sure to make fun filled afternoons for the entire family!

December 28 features Three Kings Day

December 31, 2019

Noon Year's Eve

10:00am to 12:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Balloon drop is right at noon!

Happy You Year, youngsters! This is an event that is all about and for you and it is all happening at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Dance #inthestreets of old Detroit to the beats of one of our favorite DJ's, enjoy complimentary drink and cookies, while counting down to the Noon Balloon drop.

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