Begin your Black History Month celebration at African American History Day on Saturday, February 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. This annual event is an excellent FREE opportunity for families of all ethnic backgrounds to celebrate African American history and culture.
Entertainment throughout the day includes:
- Renowned storyteller Ivory D. Williams, who will appear at noon.
- A special Storyliving presentation on the Underground Railroad at 2:30 p.m. with Madelyn Porter, featuring drama, role-playing and creative problem-solving.
- Caricatures by Pete between noon and 3 p.m.
Throughout the day, kids can enjoy a variety of craft activities, including free spin-art in the All in One Art Craft Area and quilt readings, bingo and book giveaways with the Peace Baptist Church Quilters. Representatives from the West Siders, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Black Historic Sites Committee will be available throughout the day to share historical information with attendees.
In addition, families can enjoy a “history hunt” with prizes for the kids and a Vendor and Artists Market throughout the first floor and the Streets of Old Detroit. Refreshments will also be for sale throughout the event.
Admission is free all day for the Museum and the special programs. For more information, call 313.833.1805 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.
This event is sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation. Support 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 313.833.1733. 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,” the Gallery of Innovation, 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.