Spotlight of the Detroit Historical Museum
Detroit Historical Museum
Detroit, MI 48202
Tuesday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Mondays.
Admission to the Museum is free.
The Detroit Historical Museum is located on Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s Cultural Center. Admission is currently free so it is a great opportunity to tour the museum which has undergone extensive renovations. Please click on the featured slideshow for a preview of the renovations.
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“Signiture Exhitions: Pre-existing permanent exhibitions have received upgrades and improvements, including the beloved Streets of Old Detroit and Motor City exhibitions. These classic attractions now boast such respective additions as a Sander’s Confectionary and a re-branded America’s Motor City exhibit and Automotive Showplace. The popular Glancy Trains exhibit now features new controls and displays of artifacts.” – http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/exhibitions/exhibitions
New to the collection :“The New to the Collection exhibition currently showcases such artifacts as a filigree from “The World’s Largest Stove,” a chair from the original Fox Theatre and artifacts in tribute to former Detroit City Council President Erma Henderson, the first black woman elected to the Detroit City Council…” -Read More click on link below
“The 1928 Fox Theatre seat was donated by Mike and Marian Ilitch after having been re-upholstered during the theatre’s 1988 renovation…” Read More click on link below
“Also on display are many souvenirs, artifacts and memoribilia celebrating Detroit products and pastimes, including a 1911 engine revolution counter from steamer City of Detroit III, and 1900s penants from city landmarks.” – Read More click on link below
The Detroit Historical Museum owned by The Detroit Historical Society and their “Mission” is to educates and inspires the community and visitors by preserving and portraying the region’s shared history through dynamic exhibits and experiences.
“As a non-profit organization, the Detroit Historical Society depends upon financial support from the community in order to achieve our mission.” –