2015 Society Ball

December 5 2015 | 6:00pm to December 6 2015 | 11:55pm

The Detroit Historical Society is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Ball will take place at the historic Packard Plant, Building 22. The Society will be the FIRST to hold a major black tie event in this newly renovated space!

Saturday, December 5
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Black Tie
Complimentary Valet Provided

Built in 1939, this 260,000 square foot warehouse was designed by H. E. Beyster Corp., for the Packard Motor Car Company. Building 22 was used for construction of the one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce Merlin aircraft engine. Exclusively made in Detroit, the engine was used for P-51 Mustang fighter planes during World War II and was one of the most reliable and powerful engines ever made. The Packard Plant Building 22 once teemed with hundreds of factory workers and today is being repurposed in a new, creative way as Display Group’s Rick Portwood sets up shop.

Schedule of events:

6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Benefactor ticket $750  SOLD OUT!
Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres
Seated dinner
Live and Silent Auction
Entertainment by Nicole New

Benefactor ticket holders are also invited to our exclusive Benefactor Party at the beautiful home of Sarah and Chip McClure in Bloomfield Hills on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Separate RSVP is required for this space is limited.

6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Patron ticket $450    SOLD OUT!
Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres
Seated dinner
Live and Silent Auction
Entertainment by Nicole New

9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Afterglow ticket $75 (or 2 tickets for $100)
Late night snacks
Dancing Afterglow reception with entertainment by Nicole New

(Afterglow tickets for 2 purchased online will be reserved under the name of the purchaser.)

For information about Society Ball sponsorship opportunities or to purchase Ball tickets, please contact Jennifer DeWall at Jenniferd@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.4143.

Evening Co-Chairs

Lisa Baruah

Lena Epstein

Alicia Nicholson

The Detroit Historical Society would like to thank our event sponsors:

Presenting: Mimi & Sandy McMillan

Educational Initiatives Sponsorship: JP Morgan

Platinum: Ford Motor Company | Quicken Loans

American House Senior Living Communities
Lear Corporation
Manoogian Foundation
Alicia and John Nicholson
Penske Corporation
Bobbi & Stephen Polk
PVS Chemicals

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Alandt
Citizens Bank
Crest Automotive
Ruth & Al Glancy
Harvey Rice Foundation
Jaffe Raitt Heuer Weiss
PNC Bank
Republic Tavern
Lloyd & Maurcine Reuss
St. John Providence
The Jayne Group
Paul & Cheryl Van Tol
Vesco Oil
Whelan Family Foundation
Wolverine Packing Co.

Ticket Prices
2015 Society Ball Afterglow Ticket
2015 Society Ball Afterglow - 2 Tickets