Detroit Historical Museum

Photo of 1935 Stout Scarab at Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head Maine. (credit: Citroënist/Wikimedia Commons)

Detroit Historical Museum Putting Rare 1935 Stout Scarab Car On Display

The brainchild of inventor William Bushnell Stout, the car has aerodynamic styling and a spacious interior with a card table, repositionable seats, push button doors and a wicker-basket ceiling.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2015

A policeman stands guard in a Detroit street on July 25, 1967 as buildings are burning during riots that erupted in Detroit following a police operation.(Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit 1967 Project: Historical Society Wants To Hear Your Story About Riots, Unrest In City

Do you have a story to tell about where you were and what you were doing 48 years ago during the unrest that started on July 23, 1967?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2015

Henry Ford Health System celebrates the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford Hospital with an exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum. Featured in the photo are Dr. John Popovich Jr., MD, President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital, left, Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, center, and Henry Ford III, right. (By Edward Cardenas)

Henry Ford Hospital Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Detroit Historical Museum Exhibit (Video)

A new multi-media exhibit celebrating the 100 year history of Henry Ford Hospital has opened in the Detroit Historical Museum.



Five Must-See Museums In Detroit

Detroit has some of the world’s best museums, making it a true cultural paradise!


Ruth Fruehauf, Author of "Singing Wheels:  August Fruehauf and the Fruehauf Trailer Company," and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: Ken Bryant, Jr. CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Of Semi-Trailers, Shoes And Elephants

August Fruehauf invented the semi-trailer 100 years ago which helped shape the 20th century.


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You’re Invited: ‘Straight Talk’ With Local Journalists This Saturday

Join in a lively discussion with Detroit’s radio, TV and newspaper journalists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

Erin Thomas with mother Melanie Young and SVSF Children's Director Eva Essex (Photo: St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center)

Two-Story Banner Of Detroit Student Will Greet Those Visiting New Museum Exhibit

The banner calls attention to the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center exhibit of nursery rhyme-themed stained glass windows at the museum.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2014


Historical Society Marks Detroit’s 313th Birthday

The events taking place at the Detroit Historical Museum are part of “313th of the 313,” a reference to the city’s 313 area code.

CBS Detroit–07/21/2014

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Detroit Historical Museum Exhibit Honors WGPR, First Black-Owned TV Station

Detroit Historical Society has installed an exhibit at the Community Gallery of the Detroit Historical Museum telling the story of WGPR-TV.



Best Places In Detroit To Give Back This Holiday Season

There are many organizations in the Detroit area that are not only volunteer run, but are fun places to hang out and improve your quality of life in many ways. Here are five great places to volunteer this holiday season and beyond.