Come celebrate the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the “MLK Day: Bring the Dream to Life” event on Monday, January 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. This FREE event is a great way for families of all ethnic backgrounds to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.
In this event, visitors can participate in various crafts and activities including sharing dreams on our community wall and testing their knowledge on Dr. King’s life.
Other scheduled activities include:
- Presentations from elementary, middle and high school students on the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
- An “open mic” poetry event with hosts Thomas Williams and One Single Rose from noon – 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
- Cupcakes and singing of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” at 2:30 p.m. in Wrigley Hall, followed by “We Shall Overcome.”
Admission is free for the Museum and these special programs. For more information, call 313.833.1805 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.
Support for this event has been provided by the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee.
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $6 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.