10 “MUST SEE” Things at the Newly Revamped Detroit Historical Museum

I loved the Detroit Historical Museum when I was young. My parents used to take my sister and myself there when we were little where we’d wander the old streets of Detroit, our favorite permanent museum exhibit.

I took my teens there, back when they were small. They loved the old streets of Detroit, too. Made this Mommy very happy that we shared the same excitement.

Well, after six months of renovations, the Detroit Historical Museum is ready to show off its new look, boasting the first major renovation since the 1960′s.

This Thanksgiving weekend, the museum is re-opened and admission is FREE!

70% of the exhibitions have been revamped. Amongst the latest and greatest are exhibits like the Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom (the Underground Railroad), Gallery of Innovation and more.

Where: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Detroit.

Experiences that mustn’t be missed and exciting interactive elements of the newly renovated Detroit Historical Museum:
• Visit the Innovation Station – Test your skills at mixing your own soda pop flavor in the Gallery of Innovation.
• Enjoy a “Rock” Concert – Take in the sights and sounds of Kid Rock’s 40th birthday concert at Ford Field in the Kid Rock Music Lab.
• Catch a Ball Game – Relive the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 World Championship Season in the Allesee Gallery of Culture.
• Hear the Call to Arms – Listen as President Franklin D. Roosevelt urges Detroit to become the “Arsenal of Democracy” in Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy.”
• Find Your Way to Freedom – Step across the Detroit River into Canada as you make your way along the Underground Railroad in the Doorway to Freedom – Detroit and the Underground Railroad.
• Enjoy a Taste of History – Step up to the counter at a replica of the first Sanders Confectionary store on Woodward Avenue during the 19th century in the Streets of Old Detroit.
• Go Hand to Hand with Gordie Howe – Match your handprints to that of more than 20 of Detroit’s cultural icons in the Legends Plaza.
• See the Motor City’s Finest – View a rotating display of some of our region’s most exceptional automobiles in our new Automotive Showplace in America’s Motor City.
• Become a Conductor – Control the model trains in the re-designed Glancy Trains exhibit.
• Re-Discover Your Family – Visit the new Family Discovery Room and experience family life in 19th century Detroit with hands-on activities in the Streets of Old Detroit.

For more information, please visit detroithistorical.org.

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Melissa Brodsky

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