Boom Town Ball 2021

January 23 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Boom Town Ball 2021

A Virtually Perfect Centennial Soiree!

January 23, 2021, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.




The Detroit Historical Society was founded in 1921 and we are beginning our centennial celebrations by bringing Detroits history into your living room! Let us transport you back to Detroit in the 1920s with a sneak peek of Boom Townour new 1920s exhibition and broadcasts from the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the rarely seen Collections Resource Center. Experience 1920s history and culture as we take you behind the scenes to see flapper fashion, 20s automobiles and architecture, Detroitprohibition-era speakeasies and more! The evening will also include a chance to support our education programsthe first toast to our centennial, and an online auction. 




Watch Party | $5,000/$7,500 | If you usually support us by bringing a table of friends to the Ball, this ticket is for you!  The Watch Party includes event access with food and wine for 8 delivered to your home. Choose charcuterie for the group at $5,000; or a chef-prepared meal for your table of 8 at $7,500. Watch Party Hosts will be included as founding members of our new 1921 Society. 


Centennial Benefactor Couple | $1,921 | Event Access as well as a chef prepared dinner and wine for two delivered to your home*. Included as founding members of our new 1921 Society. 


Patron | $500 | Event Access as well as a  pre-prepared Happy Hour Basket and wine for two delivered to your home*. 


Member Tune In| $30 | Love our Behind the Scenes tours?  This ticket was designed for you! You'll get event access and help us kick-off our centennial celebrations! 


*Going away for the winter?  No problem!  A Deluxe Detroit Snack Basket will be shipped to Benefactors & Patrons located outside of a 60 mile delivery radius. 


Available Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor | $25,000

Education Matching Gift Sponsor | $15,000

Libations Sponsor | $5,000

Fashion Flapper Sponsor | $5,000

Ship to Shore Sponsor | $5,000

Medical Historian Sponsor | $5,000

Production Sponsor | $3,500

Find more details in our sponsorship package here!


Questions? Contact Sheena Law-Killinger at 313-833-1733 or 



Purchase sponsorship and event tickets here! 


 Thank You Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor 



Education Matching Gift 

Sandy and Mimi McMillan 


Roaring 20s Automotive Showplace



 Program Segement Sponsors

Charles and Sarah McClure


Production Sponsors


Media Sponsor


Honorary Host Committee

Geaneen M. Arends, Esq. 

Dr. Akosua M. Barthwell Evans 

Lisa Baruah and The Honorable Sandy Baruah 

Nancy and Lawrence N. Bluth  

Catherine O. and Kevin P. Broderick 

Joanne D. and Richard A. Brodie 

Lindsey and Thomas C. Buhl  

Mary Ann and Robert A. Bury 

Joanne S. and John C. Carter 

Jenny and William A. Chope 

Mrs. Lois Pincus Cohn The Honorable Avern Cohn 

Madeline and Craig DAgostini  

Alexandra and John P. Decker  

Cathy and James Deutchman 

Donna and Richard L. DeVore 

Diane P. and Douglas P. Dossin 

Ann and Robert J. Greenstone 

Morgan and Daniel Kaufman 

Jennifer and Michael S. Kosonog 

Debbie and Jeffrey F. Lambrecht 

Melissa B. and Dennis J. Levasseur 

Erica and Chauncey C. Mayfield II, Esq. 

Sarah H. and Charles G. McClure 

Moira and Anthony R. McCree 

Gioconda and James T. McMillan II 

Mary Ellen and Francis W. McMillan II 

Ann and James B. Nicholson 

Stephanie and Timothy F. Nicholson 

Indira and Chris Onwuzurike 

Bobbi and Stephen Polk 

Sandy and Robert  G. Riney 

Leslye and Dr. Lewis A. Rosenbaum 

Elana A. and Christopher L. Rugh 

Dr. Mark B. Saffer 

Kathleen Strauss and Walter N. Shapero 

Barbara C. Van Dusen 

Janet and Gary A. Van Elsander 

Mary Kramer and Professor William H. Volz 

Norma Jean and Jeffrey E. Zaleski