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: WSU Student Researchers
May 19 2022 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm

*Please note, this event has been moved to a virtual format! At Wayne State, the next generation of historians work to chronicle...

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R.J. King Book Talk & Signing
May 21 2022 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a Book Talk and Signing with local author R.J. King. King has generated award-winning coverage as editor and co-...

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