Lectures & Films


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.

Third Thursday Speaker Series & Panel Discussions

The Detroit Historical Society hosts monthly evening presentations on Detroit history topics in our popular Third Thursday Speaker Series. We also host speakers and discussions related to exhibitions and current events on an occasional basis.

Current Film Events and Lectures:

That They Lived: In Conversation with Rochelle Riley
February 25 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Detroit Historical Society's Black Historic Sites Committee presents an evening with Detroit's very own Rochelle Riley. The...

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Virtual Event: Amy Sacka on "Last Ice"
March 11 2021 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Photographer Amy Sacka will join Sandra Svboda of Detroit Public Television's Great Lakes Now for a one-on-one conversation in...

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Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks
March 18 2021 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us to explore the untold story of a legendary figure in history, Rosa Parks. The Detroit Historical Society's Youth Advisory...

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