Events by Month

May 2021

May 1, 2021

Indigenous History of Belle Isle Walking Tour

1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

Join us on an important journey through Swan island, known to many as Belle Isle, as we discuss the Native history of Detroit and the surrounding region.

May 6, 2021

Games for Change - Youth Coding Program

(All day)

The Arab American National Museum, the Detroit Historical Society, and Michigan Science Center are excited to announce an exciting new program in partnership with Games for Change called Game Plan!

May 8, 2021

Virtual Tour! Historic Houses of Worship

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Since 1972, our Historic Houses of Worship bus tours have acquainted Metro Detroiters with the contributions that religious institutions have made to the development of our community. Join us as we debut our second virtual tour in this popular series.

 

 

 

 

Featuring:

Ahavas Achim Synagogue
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
St Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s
Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, and more!

Virtual Tour! Historic Houses of Worship

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Since 1972, our Historic Houses of Worship bus tours have acquainted Metro Detroiters with the contributions that religious institutions have made to the development of our community. Join us as we debut our second virtual tour in this popular series.

 

 

 

 

Featuring:

Ahavas Achim Synagogue
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
St Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s
Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, and more!

May 8, 2021

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes - Youth Program

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Calling all underwater explorers!

Join maritime archaeologist Sophie Stuart from the Wisconsin Historical Society to explore shipwrecks through an interactive online experience. . Discover shipwrecks in Lake Michigan via six different activities, learn, the stories behind how they sank, and the ways they are studied today.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes - Youth Program

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Calling all underwater explorers!

Join maritime archaeologist Sophie Stuart from the Wisconsin Historical Society to explore shipwrecks through an interactive online experience. . Discover shipwrecks in Lake Michigan via six different activities, learn, the stories behind how they sank, and the ways they are studied today.

May 15, 2021

Detroit's Legendary Ladies Tour #1

11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

Two tour times! Explore the Detroit Historical Museum through the eyes of the women who shaped the city and nation, from Marie-Theresa Guyon to Martha Jean the Queen.

Detroit's Legendary Ladies Tour #1

11:00am to 12:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

Two tour times! Explore the Detroit Historical Museum through the eyes of the women who shaped the city and nation, from Marie-Theresa Guyon to Martha Jean the Queen.

May 15, 2021

Virtual event! Sarah E. Ray: The Rosa Parks of Bob-lo Island

12:00pm to 1:30pm

She’s remained largely unknown, but the courage of Detroiter Sarah Elizabeth Ray continues to affect us today. Known as the “Rosa Parks of the Bob-lo Boat,” Ray was removed from the S.S. Columbia in 1945 because of her race. Through the NAACP, she filed a criminal complaint against the company that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The ruling - in her favor - paved the way for the later Brown v. Board of Education case, which would overturn the longstanding "separate but equal" doctrine.

Virtual event! Sarah E. Ray: The Rosa Parks of Bob-lo Island

12:00pm to 1:30pm

She’s remained largely unknown, but the courage of Detroiter Sarah Elizabeth Ray continues to affect us today. Known as the “Rosa Parks of the Bob-lo Boat,” Ray was removed from the S.S. Columbia in 1945 because of her race. Through the NAACP, she filed a criminal complaint against the company that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The ruling - in her favor - paved the way for the later Brown v. Board of Education case, which would overturn the longstanding "separate but equal" doctrine.

May 15, 2021

Detroit's Legendary Ladies Tour #2

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Two tour times! Explore the Detroit Historical Museum through the eyes of the women who shaped the city and nation, from Marie-Theresa Guyon to Martha Jean the Queen.

Detroit's Legendary Ladies Tour #2

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

Two tour times! Explore the Detroit Historical Museum through the eyes of the women who shaped the city and nation, from Marie-Theresa Guyon to Martha Jean the Queen.

May 22, 2021

Black Historic Sites Committee Virtual Bus Tour

10:30am to 12:00pm

The Black Historic Sites bus tour returns virtually!

Featuring historian Jamon Jordan and using historical markers that commemorate the contributions of African Americans, we will rediscover significant American history right here in Detroit.

Register to join us on Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 AM for this virtual experience.

Black Historic Sites Committee Virtual Bus Tour

10:30am to 12:00pm

The Black Historic Sites bus tour returns virtually!

Featuring historian Jamon Jordan and using historical markers that commemorate the contributions of African Americans, we will rediscover significant American history right here in Detroit.

Register to join us on Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 AM for this virtual experience.

May 22, 2021

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes - Youth Program (Part 2)

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Calling all underwater explorers!

Join maritime archaeologist Sophie Stuart from the Wisconsin Historical Society to explore shipwrecks through an interactive online experience. . Discover shipwrecks in Lake Michigan via six different activities, learn, the stories behind how they sank, and the ways they are studied today.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes - Youth Program (Part 2)

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Calling all underwater explorers!

Join maritime archaeologist Sophie Stuart from the Wisconsin Historical Society to explore shipwrecks through an interactive online experience. . Discover shipwrecks in Lake Michigan via six different activities, learn, the stories behind how they sank, and the ways they are studied today.

May 30, 2021