Thursday, October 9, 2008

Doin' It in Detroit: Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Society, established in 1921, is the "umbrella" organization for The Detroit Historical Museum and The Dossin Great Lakes Museum. As the weather turns cooler, it's a great time for "Doin' It in Detroit" at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Located in the heart of the Detroit Cultural Center near Wayne State University, the Detroit Historical Museum is one of the oldest and largest metropolitan history museums. It was established in 1928. Over 300 years of Detroit history, including the very popular "Streets of Old Detroit" and "The Motor City", an authentic auto assembly line, are housed in over 8,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Current exhibitions include:


  • Hero or Villain? Metro Detroit's Legacy of Leadership

  • What makes a leader? Are there certain qualities or characteristics that define leadership? Are leaders a product of their time or would they have risen to such status regardless of when they lived? Moreover, why do some think of a particular leader as a “hero” and others as a “villain”?

  • 100 Years Ago

  • Did you ever wonder how large the City of Detroit was 100 years ago? Do you know what song made its debut a century ago and is still sung by millions of people each year?

  • 1920s: Detroit's Building Boom

  • The 1920s is often called Detroit's Golden Age - find out why in this exciting temporary exhibit, which features a look at the skyscrapers, infrastructure and architects who made this decade great.

  • Detroit's Official Symbols

  • Learn about the City of Detroit's flag and official seal in this great exhibit!

  • Doorway to Freedom - Detroit and the Underground Railroad

  • Learn about Detroit's important role in the Underground Railroad in this exhibit.

  • Fabulous 5: Detroit's Entertainment Venues

  • Visitors will learn about five of the region's greatest entertainment venues in this temporary exhibit.

  • Frontiers to Factories

  • Come see what Detroit was like before the advent of the automobile!

    Regular Museum Hours:

    Wednesday through Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.

    Admission Prices and Parking:

    Adults: $6
    Seniors (ages 60 and above): $4
    Youth (ages 5-17): $4
    Students (with valid ID): $4
    Children under age 4: FREE
    Detroit Historical Society members: FREE

    Parking is $4.00 per car in the lot adjacent to the Museum.

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