Events by Month

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

April 2020

April 2, 2020

Postponed - Detroit's Brewing Heritage Happy Hour Preview

5:00pm to 6:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

April 6, 2020

Cancelled - Historic Houses of Worship Tour

10:00am to 3:55pm

Unfortunately, due to the situation around COVID-19, this tour has been cancelled for the time being. Please look for it in future seasons.

April 11, 2020

Cancelled - WGPR-TV

10:00am to 11:30am

Unfortunately, due to the situation around COVID-19, this tour has been cancelled. Please look for it in future tour seasons.

WGPR was the first African American-owned and operated television station in the United States. Explore the museum that tells the story of William V. Banks, the incredible broadcasting pioneer behind WGPR, and tour the station’s former home.

April 11, 2020

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Soupy Sales Show

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Soupy Sales was not Detroit television’s first star, but he was surely the biggest during the decades following World War II. His lunchtime show – “12 ‘O Clock Comics” - that debuted on Channel 7 in 1953 and began broadcasting nationwide in 1959 was required viewing for youngstersIn alignment with National Humor Month, enjoy slapstick comedic fun and a look back at the Soupy Sales Show with excerpts from the original series. 

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Free with general admission.

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Soupy Sales Show

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

Soupy Sales was not Detroit television’s first star, but he was surely the biggest during the decades following World War II. His lunchtime show – “12 ‘O Clock Comics” - that debuted on Channel 7 in 1953 and began broadcasting nationwide in 1959 was required viewing for youngstersIn alignment with National Humor Month, enjoy slapstick comedic fun and a look back at the Soupy Sales Show with excerpts from the original series. 

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Free with general admission.

April 16, 2020

Postponed - Third Thursday Speaker Series: WSU Student Researchers

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

Graduate and undergraduate students from Wayne State University's History Department will take the stage to present their research from the Winter 2020 semester. Each student will showcase their Detroit-centric work followed by opportunties for Q&A. Brief presentations, moderated by Detroit HIstorical Society assistant curator William Wall Winkel will range from Cadillac (the man not the car) to student protest in the 1960's. This is a wonderful opportunity for the history lover in you to support the next generation as they expand Detroit’s historical record.                 

Postponed - Third Thursday Speaker Series: WSU Student Researchers

6:00pm to 7:55pm

Graduate and undergraduate students from Wayne State University's History Department will take the stage to present their research from the Winter 2020 semester. Each student will showcase their Detroit-centric work followed by opportunties for Q&A. Brief presentations, moderated by Detroit HIstorical Society assistant curator William Wall Winkel will range from Cadillac (the man not the car) to student protest in the 1960's. This is a wonderful opportunity for the history lover in you to support the next generation as they expand Detroit’s historical record.                 

April 18, 2020

Siren Hotel

10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT! Please call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

Built in 1926, the former world headquarters of the Wurlitzer Co. is now the world-class Siren Hotel. Though fully remodeled, the building has retained its Art Deco charm. This includes Karl’s, a lovely diner framed in time, which is situated inside the hotel. Come and see what Vogue Magazine and Bon Appetit have been talking about -- the best of Detroit’s past and present!

April 18, 2020

Postponed - City of Champions Day

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

It was the date and year that will live with us forever - April 18, 1936. The Governor of Michigan declared April 18th "Detroit Champions' Day" and declared, "it is my earnest wish that citizens of the state will observe the day by a display of flags, banners and pictures of our champions when possible."

April 18, 2020

Postponed - Spring Film Series: From Rust To Resilience

3:30pm to 4:55pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

In honor of Earth Day, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum presents “From Rust to Resilience: Great Lakes Cities, Climate Change and Detroit’s Community Action”

Following the half-hour program, Great Lakes Now's Sandra Svoboda will moderate a panel featuring experts and activists focused on climate work in Detroit.

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

Postponed - Spring Film Series: From Rust To Resilience

3:30pm to 4:55pm

In honor of Earth Day, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum presents “From Rust to Resilience: Great Lakes Cities, Climate Change and Detroit’s Community Action”

Following the half-hour program, Great Lakes Now's Sandra Svoboda will moderate a panel featuring experts and activists focused on climate work in Detroit.

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

April 20, 2020

Online Program! Pockets of Joy

7:00pm to 6:55pm

April is National Poetry Month and in lieu of the amazing in-person Detroit poetry program we had planned, we're offering 8 doses of Detroit Love on IGTV hosted by and in partnership with Joel Fluent Greene.

Tune in @detroithistorical on Instagram, weekdays at 7 pm from Monday, April 20th - Wednesday, April 29th. A Q&A opportunity will follow each performance.

 

Full schedule:

Online Program! Pockets of Joy

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

April is National Poetry Month and in lieu of the amazing in-person Detroit poetry program we had planned, we're offering 8 doses of Detroit Love on IGTV hosted by and in partnership with Joel Fluent Greene.

Tune in @detroithistorical on Instagram, weekdays at 7 pm from Monday, April 20th - Wednesday, April 29th. A Q&A opportunity will follow each performance.

 

Full schedule:

April 23, 2020

Postponed - New Members' Reception

5:00pm to 7:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

New to the Detroit Historical Society in the last few months? Welcome! 

You and a guest are invited to join us for a casual reception to meet new members while enjoying music, refreshments and docent-led gallery tours. This invitation includes complimentary parking during the event.

Open to all membership levels. Advance registration is required. Guests names must be listed at time of registration.

April 25, 2020

Redford Theatre

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

Explore the restored elegance of the Redford Theatre. Constructed in 1928, the theatre has been in continual use ever since. View the magnificent Barton Theatre Pipe Organ – one of only two original theatre organs in the Detroit area. From the three-story foyer to original Japanese motifs, the Redford Theatre is a true one-of-a-kind experience.