Join us each month—in person or online—for staff-led history talks on a variety of topics.

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.

Member: $8
Non-member: $9

Upcoming topics:

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)


Detroit Baseball, 1920-1935

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

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)


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