Once a great jazz venue, the Graystone Ballroom, hosted popular artists like Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
The program is designed to spur development in economically challenged cities.
Although not open to tourists, places near and dear to the hearts of Detroit founders are shrines to ingenuity.
Thursday, in the soaring 15-story atrium of the multi-million-dollar tech palace Compuware’s success built, Peter Karmanos Jr. told several hundred Detroit Economic Club members what’s wrong with Detroit today that wasn’t wrong with it when he got his education in the Detroit Public Schools of the 1950s.
70 years ago, World War II was already playing havoc with the Detroit Tigers’ lineup when the team began its last Florida spring workouts until the return of peacetime.
All of this historical influence makes Detroit a great place to celebrate Black History Month. Check out some of the best events happening this month.
How well do you know your Detroit history? If you think you’re pretty good at it, there’s a new game in town called 313 Trivia that you just might like.
The Detroit Historical Society continues its popular film series every weekend this summer from Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, September 4 with popular films from the past covering a range of Detroit history.
The Detroit Historical Society continues its “Behind the Scenes” tour series in June with guided tours of some of Metro Detroit’s most interesting sites.
The man who invented the rear view mirror built a popular car at his factory on Michigan Avenue until the economic crash following World War I.