Lectures & Films

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Film Series

The Detroit Historical Society Film Series screens documentaries that cover a range of Detroit History subjects. Films are screened on select Saturdays and Sundays and are free with museum admission. Past documentaries have included “The Hudson’s Building,” Keith Famie’s “Our Story Of…” series, and “Detroit Mob Confidential.”

Please visit our event calendar to learn about upcoming presentations.

Scholar and Author Series

The Detroit Historical Society features monthly evening lectures on Detroit history topics by local and regional historians and authors. Topics have ranged from an exploration of Detroit neighborhoods to the area’s involvement in the War of 1812.

Current Film Events and Lectures:

Winter Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast
March 10 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The voyageurs in birch bark canoes, the schooners, steamers and freighters; the Soo Locks, Lake Superior’s original life-saving...

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Winter Film Series: American Revolutionary
March 10 2018 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Filmmaker Grace Lee’s award-winning film “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” focuses on well-known writer...

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Winter Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast
March 11 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The voyageurs in birch bark canoes, the schooners, steamers and freighters; the Soo Locks, Lake Superior’s original life-saving...

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Winter Film Series: American Revolutionary
March 11 2018 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Filmmaker Grace Lee’s award-winning film “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” focuses on well-known writer...

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Third Thursday Speaker Series: How to End White Supremacy in Detroit
March 15 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Our popular Third Thursday Speaker Series resumes this winter at the Detroit Historical Museum. Attendance is free, but pre-...

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