Events by Month

May 2020

May 2, 2020

New Baltimore Grand Pacific House Museum

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

Take a trip down memory lane to New Baltimore and visit the only remaining hotel of its kind in the area. Built in 1881, the Grand Pacific House was once a vacation destination for many Detroiters. Nearly 140 years later, discover the history of this late 19th century treasure, which is preserved as a museum by the New Baltimore Historical Society.

May 4, 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.

May 7, 2020

Packard Proving Grounds

10:00am to 11:55am

Limited tickets still available!

Opened in 1928 and designed by Albert Kahn, the Packard (Motor) Proving Grounds was a private location used to test new vehicles and future tech for the luxury car brand. From cars to B52s, this historic landmark will amaze and inform with nine decades of stories. Discover more of our Motor City heritage and enjoy a delicious lunch included with your experience.

May 8, 2020

Postponed - A Spring Fling - Gathering for Young Professionals

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us at the newly renovated Dossin Great Lakes Museum to connect with other young professionals and learn about opportuniies to give back in the city during the spring and summer months.

Admission is free

May 9, 2020

Collections Resource Center

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

The Collections Resource Center (CRC) of the Detroit Historical Society houses a collection of more than 250,000 artifacts: Detroit’s collection. From futuristic prototypes to original city maps, the CRC in Historic Fort Wayne is a treasure trove of stories that belong to the region we love!

Postponed - WWII 75: V-E Day Commemoration

10:00am to 3:55pm

Join us for the kick-off of Victory Summer as the Detroit Historical Society commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

This event will include the return of the Wayne State University Swing Dancers, musical performances by the Big Band Theory featuring the ABC Sisters, two special presentations of the award-winning film, Detroit: Our Greatest Generation, plus drop-in tours, crafts, and so much more. 

10:30 am and 12:30 pm Detroit: Our Greatest Generation screenings

May 9, 2020

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served

2:00pm to 2:55pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats and won. Narrated by actor Ossie Davis, the film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served

2:00pm to 2:55pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats and won. Narrated by actor Ossie Davis, the film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

May 9, 2020

Postponed - Eleven P.M. at the Senate Theater

8:00pm to 7:55pm

Please stay tuned for a new date!

Featuring Live Organ accompaniment and Post-Film Discussion

Tickets - $10.00 for Members & Non-Members. Cinetopia passes accepted. 

May 10, 2020

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served

2:00pm to 2:55pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats and won. Narrated by actor Ossie Davis, the film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served

2:00pm to 2:55pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats and won. Narrated by actor Ossie Davis, the film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy.

Running time 60 minutes. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission is free.

May 10, 2020

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Detroit: Our Greatest Generation

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Keith Famie, “Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” tells the real-life stories of many Detroit-area residents who are the true heroes of World War II. The film contains archival footage and live interviews with Detroiters sharing their stories from their generation.

Shown at the Detroit Historical Musuem. Running time: 90 minutes. Free with general admission.

Postponed - Spring Film Series: Detroit: Our Greatest Generation

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Keith Famie, “Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” tells the real-life stories of many Detroit-area residents who are the true heroes of World War II. The film contains archival footage and live interviews with Detroiters sharing their stories from their generation.

Shown at the Detroit Historical Musuem. Running time: 90 minutes. Free with general admission.

May 16, 2020

Art House

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

The Art House, itself an 1872 Gothic Revival, is also home to decor and artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years. Discover this center of art and architectural study in historic Brush Park. 

May 28, 2020

Postponed - New Members' Reception

5:30pm to 6:55pm

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.

May 30, 2020

Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designer Show House

9:15am to 10:30am

Limited tickets still available!

In partnership with the The Junior League of Detroit’s 23rd Designer Showhouse, we are elated to offer an exclusive look at the Bingley Fales house, the largest home in historic Indian Village. Completed in 1909 and with more 15,000 square feet to explore, expect to be surprised, amazed and to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

*Please note: handicap accessibility for this tour is very limited.