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:

The Detroitist Book Talk and Signing
January 30 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us to celebrate Detroit writer Marsha Music (aka Marsha Battle Philpot) and the launch of her long-awaited solo book...

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Winter Film Series: With Love From Idlewild Screening & Panel
February 8 2020 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This poignant story showcases filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone’s travels through Idlewild – a historically African American vacation...

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Winter Film Series: With Love From Idlewild
February 9 2020 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This poignant story showcases filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone’s travels through Idlewild – a historically African American vacation...

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Winter Film Series: One Sweet Night Screening & Panel Discussion
February 15 2020 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The theatrical short "One Sweet Night" examines the attack on the home of Dr. Ossian and Gladys Sweet, a prominent young black...

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Winter Film Series: One Sweet Night
February 16 2020 | 3:00pm to 3:45pm

The theatrical short "One Sweet Night" examines the attack on the home of Dr. Ossian and Gladys Sweet, a prominent young black...

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Third Thursday: Equity Panel Discussion
February 20 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A recent study revealed that the equity gap in the city of Detroit is greater than it has ever been. African American home...

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