For museum lovers everywhere come experience a rare time at the Detroit Historical Museum, and since its founding in 1921, it hasn’t disappointed. The Detroit Historical Society which is responsible for the museum has dedicated years to ensuring that the history of the region is preserved, that current and future generations will never forget what the city of Detroit has accomplished for the world and what Detroit’s own citizens have accomplished, and so that current and future generations can better understand Detroiters, places, and events that have shaped Detroit.
Through priceless collections and conservation artifacts the Detroit Historical Society has kept the Detroit Historical Museum at the top, and in 1945 they made a bold move by transferring ownership of the museum and all its collections to the City of Detroit. This changed the way fundraising and marketing was done, and made an even bigger mark. This later made way for Detroit’s Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Oh, that’s located on The Strand on Belle Isle Park along the Detroit River- and specializes on Detroit’s role on national and regional maritime history, for those who just live in the city without knowing what it’s all about. The next five decades was dedicated to raising funds and recruiting volunteers to ensure a better future for the newer project. Next, the international Fort Wayne, opened as a city-owned and historical operating historical attraction in the 1970s, and remained a vital strong presence in Detroit.
Museums nowadays aren’t just about wonderful art collections, but they host amazing jazz nights, exciting exercise classes, interesting lectures, and great films. The Detroit Historical Society has an amazing film series which screens documentaries that cover Detroit historical topics. These films are shown on select Saturdays and Sundays, and the benefit is it’s free with museum admission. Past documentaries have included, “The Hudson’s Building,” Keith Famie’s “Our Story Of” series, and “Detroit Mob Confidential.” Whatever subject that interests you this museum will have- so just have a drink or two before you go and sit back and enjoy the movie.
Some good film series coming out soon are: “Spring Film Series: Detroit: Remember When, Made In The Motor City” coming out on June 12, 2016 at 3p.m., and “Preserving Your Family Photos” coming out on August 16, 2016 at 7p.m.
Detroit is an international port so of course Detroit’s River will have to be showcased whenever Detroit is discussed historically. In August the often called crowning jewel of Detroit’s riverfront, Belle Isle, will have its time to be featured in a movie called, “Our Island Jewel: Detroit’s Belle Isle Park” on August 23, 2016 at 7p.m.
This summer, include great movies into your plan, while exploring the Detroit Historical Museum.