Events by Month

January 2022

January 17, 2022

MLK, Jr. Day: Give Us the Ballot

10:00am to 2:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with our annual “MLK, Jr. Day: Give Us the Ballot” event on Monday, January 17 at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Visitors can participate in a voter registration project for kids as well as listen to an expert on the importance of registering to vote. Kids will make their own ‘mock’ voter registration cards and receive MLK worksheets and coloring pages.

January 20, 2022

Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Deconstructing Nostalgia

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

Explore the intersection of personal and historical nostalgia and the role that cultural institutions play in demystifying and concretizing these idealistic perceptions of our collective past in our January Third Thursday Speaker Series.

Join Dr. Victoria Wolcott, Professor of History at the University of Buffalo, and Malika Pryor, Senior Director of Education, Programs, and Outreach at the Detroit Historical Society, in this rich and robust virtual conversation.

January 27, 2022

Members-Only Reception & Tour

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

You and a guest are invited to join us at the Detroit Historical Museum for a casual reception where you can mix and mingle with other members while enjoying music, refreshments, docent-led gallery tours and giveaways.

January 29, 2022

Reinterpreting Space

10:30am to 12:00pm

Limited tickets still available!

One of the Detroit Historical Society’s strategic pillars is diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, but what does that mean? As part of this commitment, we continually re-engage our collection and exhibitions to ensure that we are offering the most accurate and multivoiced interpretation possible. Tour the Detroit Historical Museum to ‘see’ some of our objects and exhibits through this lens and be inspired to consider and reconsider our space.