We’re a National Medal Winner!

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 provide unique programming and service to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities. It is the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation. We will accept the medal at a celebration at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on May 24.

Detroit 67, and the recognition that it has received, would not have been possible without the contributions of our nearly 100 project partners and the 500+ individuals who shared their 1967 experiences in our oral history archive. (It’s not too late to share a story or become a partner! Our work continues into 2019.) It is also our pleasure to acknowledge the expertise of our individual advisors and the invaluable support of our project sponsors.

If you have not already, please visit the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum. Museum admission is always free, and this weekend (May 5 and 6), we will offer free Detroit 67 facilitated experience tours to the public. Visit detroithistorical.org for details. Detroit 67: Perspectives will be on display through 2019.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for an exciting year of programming to come. Learn more about the IMLS National Medals on the IMLS website.