- Historic Sites
Detroit Historical Society & Museum
The Detroit Historical Museum, established in 1928, is one of America’s oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. The leaders of the Detroit Historical Society founded the Detroit Historical Museum and for the next 20 years the society operated the museum and preserved the region’s rich history through the collection and conservation of artifacts. In 1945, the society transferred ownership of the museum and the collections to the city of Detroit, and the society focused on fundraising and marketing activities for the Detroit Historical Museum and, later, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.