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:

Panel Discussion: 1619-2019: Beyond Woke
November 21 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featuring: Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network History & Tours, Tawana Petty Director of the DATA Justice ProgramDetroit...

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Fall Film Series: River Channels
December 14 2019 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This short documentary produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicles the ancient river bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac...

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Fall Film Series: Shield Screening & Panel
December 14 2019 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Detroit's very own Danielle Eliska will join us to screen her critically acclaimed dramatic short Shield that chronicles the life...

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Fall Film Series: River Channels
December 15 2019 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This short documentary produced by the Noble Odyssey Foundation chronicles the ancient river bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac...

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Fall Film Series: Shield
December 15 2019 | 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Shield takes us into the world of Zoe (played by Sienna Elisa Rivers), a young girl who was thrust into foster care after the...

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