Events by Month

June 2021

June 11, 2021

Collections Resource Center Tour #2

11:00am to 12:30pm

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

The Collections Resource Center (CRC) of the Detroit Historical Society houses a collection of more than 250,000 artifacts, from futuristic prototypes to original city maps.

June 12, 2021

Free Admission! COVID-19 Memorial Garden

10:00am to 5:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Join us on Saturday, June 12 for free admission at the Detroit Historical Museum all day when you bring a stone to add to our Covid-19 Memorial Garden! 

You can also share your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic as part of, “Detroit Responds: Stories from the Time of Covid-19" oral history project. Our curators will be onsite to collect your story! No registration is necessary.

June 17, 2021

Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Black Pride and Techno in Detroit

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

For our next Third Thursday Speaker Series event, we'll be diving into the intersections of race, sexuality and music as we explore how the gay pride movement and the techno revolution intersected in the 1980s and 1990s in Detroit.

Featuring Professor Marlon Bailey, author of Butch Queen up in Pumps, and legendary techno DJ John Collins. Be a part of this virtual conversation about music, culture and pride.


Participation is free with registration!

June 19, 2021

Bee's Knees and Beaux Arts: 1920s Architectural Tour

11:00am to 12:30pm

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

From the fantastic facade of the Fox Theater to the grandeur of the Guardian Building, Detroit is full of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and 1920s architectural splendor. Tour downtown Detroit and discover the stories behind some of Detroit’s most famous buildings

June 22, 2021

Virtual Event! Centennial Press Conference

11:00am to 12:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Detroit Historical Society! In 1921, several prominent Detroiters founded the Detroit Historical Society, meant to preserve the history of their booming industrial town. For 100 years, the Society has encouraged historical scholarship, preservation and education. Today, the Society manages the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and Detroit Historical Museum while caring for a collection of more than 250,000 historical artifacts.

June 26, 2021

Centennial Picnic

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Saturday, June 26, 2021 (July 10th rain date) 

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

 Dossin Great Lakes Museum 

100 The Strand, Detroit, MI 48207


1920s- Style Elegant Picnic Attire

Complimentary Valet  

Each year we gather at the Dossin to mark the return of summer to Belle Isle. This year’s Centennial Picnic will be held outdoors on the Grand Lawn, a spectacular new space completed as a part of the Dossin Outdoor Enhancement Project.