Detroit, MI 48201
UPDATE: Do your kids have a Snow Day? Bring them to the museum!
The newly renovated Detroit Historical Museum invites the WSU Community to enjoy a day full of events, presentations, tours, and trivia - all free of charge! This event is open to all WSU students, faculty, staff and alumni and their families. The day's events include:
All Day, Museum open for self-guided tours. Free admission all day to all events.
noon-2pm, Detroit-themed lunch. Two coney dogs or a vegetarian hummus wrap, chips and pop for $2.
12:30pm, WSU Insiders presentation. SOLD OUT
12:15-4pm, Detroit history and current events presentations by your favorite WSU Professors and WSU Press authors! Times to be posted. Speakers to include:
12:15 p.m. John Gallagher, WSU Press/Detroit Free Press - Reimagining Detroit
12:15 p.m. Barbara Krueger, WSU Press - The Architecture of Detroit's Historic Places of Worship
1:00 p.m. Tracy Neumann, Department of History - Teaching the History of Detroit
1:00 p.m. Charles Hyde, Department of History (retired) - The Hudson Motor Car Company, Detroit's Last Independent Automaker
2:00 p.m. Kami Pothukuchi, Department of Urban Studies & Planning - SEED Wayne and Detroit's urban food systems
2:00 p.m.: Thomas Killion, Department of Anthropology - Archaeology in Detroit's Roosevelt Park
2:00 p.m. Mike Smith, Walter P. Reuther Library - Detroit autoworker and UAW history
3:00 p.m. Mary Wallace, Walter P. Reuther Library - Detroit Lions and their historic championship seasons (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957)
3:00 p.m. Elizabeth Clemens, Walter P. Reuther Library - The WPA in Detroit: Treasures from the New Deal
5pm - Detroit Trivia Competition! Pizza and prizes, courtesy of the Detroit Historical Museum. RSVP required.
For more information on the Detroit Historical Museum and their new exhibits please visit their website.