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:

Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Deconstructing Nostalgia
January 20 2022 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Explore the intersection of personal and historical nostalgia and the role that cultural institutions play in demystifying and...

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Virtual Third Thursday Speaker Series: Health as Wealth in Detroit's Black Community
February 17 2022 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join the Detroit Historical Society for a conversation on community health and care. Malik Yakini, Executive Director, Detroit ...

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Virtual Third Thursday Speakers Series: Healing and Hope
March 17 2022 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a virtual conversation exploring how women have created community through advocacy, healing and hope throughout...

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