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:

Third Thursday Speaker Series: A House Divided
August 16 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A House Divided: The Ossian Sweet Case, and the Battle for Fair Housing in Detroit by Jamon Jordan This year marks the 50th...

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Summer Film Series & Panel Discussion: Meet Me at the Lindell
September 8 2018 | 1:30pm to 3:00pm

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris,...

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Summer Film Series: More Bob-lo Memories
September 8 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Take a trip down memory lane of the time families would travel on the Bob-lo Boat down the Detroit River to Bob-lo Island. Home...

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Summer Film Series: More Bob-lo Memories
September 9 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Take a trip down memory lane of the time families would travel on the Bob-lo Boat down the Detroit River to Bob-lo Island. Home...

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Summer Film Series: Meet Me at the Lindell
September 9 2018 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris,...

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Third Thursday Speaker Series: Northern High School Walkout
September 20 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Detroit’s Northern High School 1966 Walkout by Ivory D. Williams Prior to the events of 1967, there was Detroit’s Northern High...

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Stranded at the Corner Film Screening
September 29 2018 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Kirk Gibson and several other legends as well as fond memories were made at “The Corner.”...

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