On Saturday, August 3, 2019, guests gathered on Legends Plaza at the Detroit Historical Museum to see the finished Four Freedoms Quilt, that combined squares collected from the community that speak to the question "what does freedom mean in Detroit?" The event was part of...

In 2017, we partnered with the Family Pictures USA team as part of the citywide 50th anniversary commemoration of July 1967. Detroiters shared the history behind their family photos, and some of them will be featured on the new PBS series! On Friday, July 26, the Detroit Historical...

As the Henry Ford presents the internationally touring exhibition “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” through January 13, 2019, we are offering a partnership activity to explore how its themes resonate in Detroit. "Enduring Ideals" looks at the power of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings...

We're thrilled to announce that the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected the Detroit Historical Society for a 2018 Award of Merit for Detroit ’67: Looking Back to Move Forward. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards is the nation’s most prestigious...

Exciting news! Out of 29 finalists, the Detroit Historical Society has been selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service for Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward. The IMLS National Medal recognizes libraries and museums that...

From April 2 to April 7, 2018, 11 talented Detroit-area high school students joined us at the Detroit Historical Museum for an intensive Spring Break immersion program, Detroit Design 2067. Working with four Detroit-serving community groups - Karasi Development Group, Detroit Police Department, Belle Isle Conservancy and...

Today we join organizations and individuals across the country in recognizing the National Day of Racial Healing. Part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort, NDORH is opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together...