Centennial Ship Masters Ball - Sold Out

May 7 2022 | 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

  • 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception 
  • 7 p.m. Seated Dinner and Program 
  • 9:00 p.m. Afterglow 

The Detroit Historical Society proudly presents our 2022 Centennial Ship Master's Ball at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Join us in honoring those who have charted our course over the past 100 years. Sponsors and Honorary Host Committee members will be celebrated at the VIP reception, set within our newest exhibition: Maritime Miniatures: The Art of the Ship Model.  

Not to be missed by Maritime enthusiasts, this exhibition features rarely seen ship models from the Detroit Historical Society’s expansive collection on display throughout the museum. Guests will enjoy a seated riverside dinner, program, and auction beneath a starlit canopy in The Aaron and Helen L. DeRoy Hall, followed by a strolling afterglow. 

For questions regarding tickets and sponsorship, please contact Sheena Law-Killinger at sheenal@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.1733. 


Benefactor Level Ticket: Benefactors will be listed in the event invitation and on signage at the event. Benefactors are also invited to attend th VIP Reception along with the event sponsors.

  • $1,921 per couple
  • $960 individual

Patron Level Ticket: Includes General Reception, Dinner and Strolling Afterglow

  • $1,000 per couple
  • $500 individual


This event is sold out. 


Thank You Sponsors! 

True North Presenting Sponsors

Mimi and Sandy McMillan

Bobbi and Stephen Polk


Captain's VIP Reception Sponsor


Smooth Sailing Afterglow Sponsor


Education Matching Sponsor

Del and Dianne Dossin Ruth 


Centennial Constellation Circle Sponsors


Janet and Gary Van Elslander




Centennial Bar Sponsorship




Honorary Host Committee

Mark J. Albrecht

Lisa Baruah and The Honorable Sandy K. Baruah

Catherine O. and Kevin P. Broderick

Joanne D. and Richard A. Brodie

Nancy and Lawrence N. Bluth

Mary Ann and Robert A. Bury

Joanne S. and John C. Carter

Jenny and William A. Chope

Madeline and Craig D’Agostini

Alexandra and John P. Decker

Cathy and James Deutchman

Donna and Richard L. DeVore

Diane P. and Douglas P. Dossin

Lena Epstein and Theodore Goodman

Shaina and F. Neal Gram III

Ann and Robert J. Greenstone

Frederick E. Hall

Shawnda Jackson and Gregory A. Nowak

Morgan and Daniel J. Kaufman

Jennifer and Michael S. Kosonog

Melissa B. and Dennis J. Levasseur

Erica and Chauncey C. Mayfield II, Esq.

Moira and Anthony R. McCree

Mary Ellen and Francis W. McMillan II

Stephanie J. and Timothy F. Nicholson

Kristin and David A. Nicholson

Bobbi and Stephen Polk

Leslye and Dr. Lewis A. Rosenbaum

Elana A. and Christopher L. Rugh

Dr. Mark B. Saffer

Kathleen Straus and Walter Shapero

Charlie and John Solecki

Alicia, Jessica, and Johnathan S. Taub

Janet and Gary A. Van Elslander

Mary Kramer and Professor William H. Volz

Gail L. Warden

Norma Jean and Jeffrey E. Zaleski