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Discover how Detroit rose to the challenge of World War II and contributed immensely to the war effort at this special exhibition. During World War II, Detroit became a military industrial center due to the great sacrifices made by the entire community. Learn how victory gardens, rationing and other wartime changes drastically altered the life of every Detroiter. Visit the website for additional details.
Doorway To Freedom - Detroit And The Underground Railroad
Detroit Historical MuseumDecember 17, 2014
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
The Detroit Historical Museum honors Detroit's place on the Underground Railroad with this special exhibition. With easy access to Canada right across the Detroit River, Detroit became an important "station" along the Underground Railroad. The exhibit gives you the opportunity to walk along the same path escaped slaves would have taken to the Detroit River with a recreated trail and to learn about the families who stayed behind in Detroit. Visit the event website for more details about the exhibit.
The signature exhibit of the Detroit Historical Museum gives museum-goers a taste of what life was like in Detroit during the 19th century. Take a stroll back in time and explore the shops and cobblestone streets of 19th century Detroit with this impressive life-size recreation of the past. The exhibit also features many different interactive activities. Visit the event website for more information.
Detroit, hometown of music icon Kid Rock, is now home to the Kid Rock Music Lab. The interactive exhibit allows you to discover Detroit's rich musical history including genres such as jazz, techno, hip-hop and gospel. The gallery also features the stories of Detroit musical legends like Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper and Stevie Wonder. The museum hopes that sharing the city's musical legacy will inspire a future generation of musicians and artists. Visit the event website for more information.
Detroit has been home to all kinds of innovations that changed manufacturing and products as we know it. This exhibition presents the stories of some of Detroit's innovators and their journeys, including failures as well as successes. One highlight of the exhibition is the Innovation Station where visitors can learn from Detroit innovators and try out different concepts and processes themselves! Visit the event website for additional information.
View Alfred R. Glancy Jr.'s impressive train collection at this popular exhibit. The collection features one-of-a kind trains and models of rare trains. What makes the exhibit so popular is the interactive buttons which allow you to control some of the train movements! Train enthusiasts, children and children at heart will enjoy having the opportunity to be a conductor for the day. Visit the event website for additional details.