Centennial Picnic

Please Note: The Detroit Historical Museum is closed due to flooding.

June 26 2021 | 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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. 

Guests will be treated to a picnic basket full of delicacies, prohibition-era cocktails, old fashioned lawn games, a 1920s car show, and a presentation about the Dossin’s newest exhibition, a delightful 1920s-themed sister exhibit to the popular Boom Town exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum


Event Timeline: 

  • 1-2 p.m. VIP Reception: Sponsors and Benefactor ticket holders will join us for our centennial champagne toast and strolling through our newest exhibition.
  • 2-5 p.m. Picnic: All guests will enjoy a picnic on the Grand Lawn with prohibition cocktails, old fashioned lawn games, 1920s car show, and presentation. 

To join the Honorary Host Committee or for sponsorship information, please contact Sheena Law-Killinger at 313.833.1733 or sheenal@detroithistorical.org.  


Covid 19 Safety Measures 

To ensure social distancing and to manage capacity, tickets are required in advance and the Museum will be closed to the public on the day of the event. The event will take place outdoors with seating vignettes generously spaced around the Grand Lawn.  

The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority. Following the State of Michigan and CDC Guidelines, we will limit attendance with ticket sales and utilize outdoor spaces to maintain proper social distances. Guests will be encouraged to wear a face mask when they are not eating or drinking. 


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor 

Sidonie Dossin-Brown

Del and Dianne Dossin-Ruth

Diane and Douglas P. Dossin 

Marlena and Kevin Hanlon


VIP Reception Sponsor 



Picnic Basket Sponsor 



1920s Car Show Sponsor 

Mimi and Sandy McMillan


Lawn Games Sponsor 

Sarah and Charles G. McClure 


Libations and Signature Cocktail Sponsor

Tito's Handmade Vodka 


Ice Cream Cart Sponsor

Bobbi and Stephen Polk 


Valet Sponsor



Benefactor Level Ticket $500

Patron Level Ticket $250

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