Space is limited to ensure proper physical distancing. Masks are required for onsite programs. Note that in-person programs may be switched to virtual format depending on State and/or CDC guidelines.
Sign up to join us on any of the dates listed below or contact us to schedule a private Group Gather history talk for your group of 5-19 people.
Advance registration is required. Scroll down to register and pay online or call 248-524-3570 to register and pay over the phone.
Golden Age of Radio
Travel back in time with us to the “golden age” of radio from the 1920s to 1950s. Learn about the invention of the radio and how it grew to be our main source of news and entertainment.
We’ll give extra attention to our own Detroit radio stations. Walk down memory lane with us as we remember the sitcoms, mysteries, westerns, commercials, World War II news reports, President Roosevelt’s “fireside chats,” and more!
Thursday, February 11 at 10am (Virtual only)
Thursday, February 18 at 3pm (In-Person)
History of Men’s Fashion
Frock coat? Sack coat? Morning coat? Tail coat? Cravat? Kerchief? Necktie? The choices are endless. Men’s fashion has endured and enjoyed its share of change over the centuries. Enjoy a crash course that covers three centuries of men’s fashions, fads, and flops!
Thursday, March 11 at 2pm (Virtual only)
Thursday, March 18 at 2pm (In-Person)
You would hardly recognize baseball as it was played from 1900 to 1920; during that period, the sport was notable for its low scores, enormous playing fields, stolen bases, and unraveling balls. Learn how the historical shifts of the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression coincided with major changes in the sport of baseball and Detroit’s line-up of star players.
Thursday, April 15 at 2pm (Virtual only)
Thursday, April 22 at 2pm (In-Person)
Michigan women have rocked the boat—and the cradle!—for centuries. This talk features the incredible stories of nine very different women who called Michigan home. Learn about fur trader Magdelaine LaFramboise, suffragist Anna Howard Shaw, scientist Loney Clinton Gordon, artist Gwen Frostic, and more.
Thursday, May 20 at 2pm (In-Person)
Thursday, May 27 at 2pm (Virtual only)