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January 28, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free!
Audience: Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

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.

For more information about this event, please contact Kate Baker at 7-9778 or katebaker@wayne.edu.