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:

Spring Film Series: Soupy Sales Show
April 11 2020 | 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Soupy Sales was not Detroit television’s first star, but he was surely the biggest during the decades following World War II. His...

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Third Thursday Speaker Series: WSU Student Researchers
April 16 2020 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Graduate and undergraduate students from Wayne State University's History Department will take the stage to present their...

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Spring Film Series: From Rust To Resilience
April 18 2020 | 3:30pm to 5:00pm

In honor of Earth Day, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum presents “From Rust to Resilience: Great Lakes Cities, Climate Change and...

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Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served
May 9 2020 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy...

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Spring Film Series: Proudly We Served
May 10 2020 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the thrilling story of the U.S.S. Mason (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. navy...

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Spring Film Series: Detroit: Our Greatest Generation
May 10 2020 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Keith Famie, “Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” tells the real-life stories of many Detroit-...

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