Events by Month

May 2022

May 1, 2022

Gradually, Then Suddenly Film Screening

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Join us in the Detroit Historical Museum's auditorium for a special screening of Gradually, then Suddenly, winner of the 2021 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film.

May 7, 2022

Centennial Ship Masters Ball - Sold Out

5:30pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, May 7, 2022

5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

Dossin Great Lakes Museum  

Attire: Black Tie (more information available here!)

Complimentary Valet

May 14, 2022

Palmer Park Walking Tour

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Limited tickets still available!

May 15, 2022

Architecture on the Page: Recent Books from Wayne State University Press

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Our latest Community Gallery exhibition, on display from April through June, celebrates the work of Albert Kahn. Join us for a panel discussion about the legendary architect's impact in the city of Detroit and some of the significant buildings he created. Tours of the Albert Kahn exhibit will take place after the program.

The event will take place in the museum's auditorium. 

Panelists include: 


May 19, 2022

Third Thursday Speaker Series: WSU Student Researchers

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

*Please note, this event has been moved to a virtual format!

At Wayne State, the next generation of historians work to chronicle Detroit’s rich history and expand our understanding of the city. Come support these burgeoning historians and learn something new about Detroit as students present their research from the Spring 2022 semester. This program will be moderated by our Field Curator, Billy Wall-Winkel.

This event is free with registration.

May 21, 2022

Members only! Collections Resource Center

10:00am to 11:30am


Join us for a special members-only tour of our Collections Resource Center at Historic Fort Wayne. This tour will allow visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the Historical Society's special treasures including our resource room, handcrafted furniture, costume collection and the mysterious bubble cars.

May 21, 2022

R.J. King Book Talk & Signing

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Detroit Historical Museum

Join us for a Book Talk and Signing with local author R.J. King.

May 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.

May 30, 2022

Special Summer Holiday Hours

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

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, May 30, Monday, July 4 and Monday, September 5. Even better - admission will be free on these dates!

Walk-in visitors are welcome, no pre-registration is necessary.