Events by Month

November 2020

November 7, 2020

Members Only! Octagon House

12:00pm to 1:30pm

In the late 1850s, a friendly neighbor rivalry in Macomb County developed into a contest to see who could build the most unusual house. Although Loren Andrus was nearly bankrupt by the time his eight-sided house was completed in 1860, his house was hands-down the winner. The Octagon House is Italianate in style and surrounded on six sides by a Corinthian-columned porch. A dramatic spiral staircase winds from the first floor to the third-story cupola.

November 10, 2020

Virtual Event: 21st Annual Lost Mariners Remembrance

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Out of concern for the health and safety of our community, this year's Lost Mariners program will take place virtually. Tune in on facebook to watch the event live from the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

November 12, 2020

St. Anne de Detroit Tour #1

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

Come along as we uncover the beauty one of Detroit’s most amazing historic sites, Ste. Anne’s church. Founded on July 26, 1701, only 2 days after the founding of Detroit, Ste. Anne’s is the second oldest continuously running parish in the United States. In our tour of this beautiful neo-gothic wonder, we will learn the past, present, and future of the church that has become a bedrock of the city.

November 12, 2020

Industry Open House

2:00pm to 5:55pm
2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit
Industry Open House

Detroit Historical Museum, Community Gallery

Please join us as we welcome photographers featured in the exhibit, music producers, exhibition curators and contributors as well as local and global media for this special event.

November 13, 2020

Detroit Paranormal Expeditions at the Detroit Historical Museum

7:00pm to 8:55pm

Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 with two staggered entry times!

Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) researches and investigates reportedly haunted locations to help explain the causes of the phenomena experienced there. DPX will be at Detroit Historical Museum, LIVE in the Allesee Gallery of Culture!

The in-person event will include a presentation by DPX on paranormal activity found at the museum, and small group tours through The Streets of Old Detroit. Food will be available for purchase.

Detroit Paranormal Expeditions at the Detroit Historical Museum

7:00pm to 8:55pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 with two staggered entry times!

Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) researches and investigates reportedly haunted locations to help explain the causes of the phenomena experienced there. DPX will be at Detroit Historical Museum, LIVE in the Allesee Gallery of Culture!

The in-person event will include a presentation by DPX on paranormal activity found at the museum, and small group tours through The Streets of Old Detroit. Food will be available for purchase.

November 14, 2020

Hellenic Museum of Michigan

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

Fall into a celebration of culture! Join us in the exploration of Michigan’s only museum dedicated to the Hellenic experience. Discover Greek narratives with an intimate tour of the historic home turned museum. From their ancient roots, to the incredibly brave journey of many Greek immigrants to the U.S., a story that is as universal as it is unique, discover Detroit’s Greek American community as you’ve never seen it before.  

Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event Station

10:00am to 3:30pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

To commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a small, socially-distanced group from LARC will operate Special Event Station W8F "live" from Dossin Great Lakes Museum Saturday Nov. 14, 10 AM-3:30PM EST. Also, from November 2, (0000 UTC) through November 16 (2359 UTC), LARC members may sign and operate as W8F from their home locations. Those working W8F from 11/2-16 may send SASE to K8TAS for a commemorative certificate.

Museum guests can watch the broadcast live.

November 18, 2020

Virtual Annual Meeting and Recognition Reception

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

Please join us for our Virtual Annual Membership Meeting and Volunteer Recognition, featuring a presentation on the state of the Society, samplings of new virtual programming and Members voting to elect new trustees during the business meeting.

 

The meeting will be followed by recognition of Society Volunteers and Members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.

Virtual Annual Meeting and Recognition Reception

6:00pm to 7:55pm

Please join us for our Virtual Annual Membership Meeting and Volunteer Recognition, featuring a presentation on the state of the Society, samplings of new virtual programming and Members voting to elect new trustees during the business meeting.

 

The meeting will be followed by recognition of Society Volunteers and Members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries.

November 19, 2020

St. Anne de Detroit Tour #2

10:00am to 11:30am

Limited tickets still available!

Come along as we uncover the beauty of one Detroit’s most amazing historic sites, Ste. Anne’s church. Founded on July 26, 1701, only 2 days after the founding of Detroit, Ste. Anne’s is the second oldest continuously running parish in the United States. In our tour of this beautiful neo-gothic wonder, we will learn the past, present, and future of the church that has become a bedrock of the city.

November 19, 2020

Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Kennikki Jones-Jones and Kathleen Weessies on Lovecraft Country

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

Join us for our November Third Thursday program as we discuss Lovecraft Country and the history behind the hit HBO show. Detroit-based filmmaker Kennikki Jones-Jones and Michigan State University Head Geoscience Librarian Kathleen Weessies will talk about Horror Noir, the Negro Motorist Greenbook and the show's Detroit connection.

Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Kennikki Jones-Jones and Kathleen Weessies on Lovecraft Country

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for our November Third Thursday program as we discuss Lovecraft Country and the history behind the hit HBO show. Detroit-based filmmaker Kennikki Jones-Jones and Michigan State University Head Geoscience Librarian Kathleen Weessies will talk about Horror Noir, the Negro Motorist Greenbook and the show's Detroit connection.

Whether you are a fan of the show or a history buff, you won’t want to miss this conversation! Warning: there may be spoilers for Lovecraft Country.

November 21, 2020

Postponed! - Two James Distillery Tour #1

5:00pm to 5:55pm

Due to the State of Michigan's November 18 epidemic order, this location is closed and this tour will be rescheduled.

Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. This tour will offer an exclusive look into the magic that is behind Two James’ extraordinary product and provide you a taste of what Detroit made is all about. There are two time slots available for your convenience. 

November 21, 2020

Postponed! - Two James Distillery Tour #2

7:00pm to 7:55pm

Due to the State of Michigan's November 18 epidemic order, this location is closed and this tour will be rescheduled.

Located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, Two James is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. This tour will offer an exclusive look into the magic that is behind Two James’ extraordinary product and provide you a taste of what Detroit made is all about. There are two time slots available for your convenience.