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:

Third Thursday Speaker Series: More Than a Place
October 17 2019 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a...

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Fall Film Series: The Fitzgerald Tragedy
November 9 2019 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

* Please note: this month's film series will only be shown on Saturday due to the Lost Mariners program. Twenty years of...

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Fall Film Series: Our Fires Still Burn
November 9 2019 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The stories shared in “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” reflect an American history fraught with the...

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Panel Discussion: 1619-2019: Beyond Woke
November 21 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring: Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network and Dr. Kefentse Chike of Wayne State University. Join us for a thought...

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