The Detroit History Club

The Detroit History Club is a place for lectures, events, and presentations celebrating over 300 years of stories in the great city of Detroit. As a members-only club we exist in the brightest of shadowy places - easy to join but bursting with membership pride.

Delray History Night: Witches, Bridges, Fairs, and Paprikash!

sold out

Delray History Night: Witches, Bridges, Fairs, and Paprikash!


Two Dates!

SOLD OUT-Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 and SOLD OUT- Thursday June 6th, 2019

(We are unable to transfers tickets from one date to another. Guests must hold a ticket for the night they attend.)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Carbon Athletic Club, 111 Gates St, Detroit, MI 48209

Forgotten, buried, mined, paved over, shut down, yet still resilient, Delray is one of Detroit's oldest established neighborhoods -- and one of the most abused. Founded in the 1850’s, by Eastern European immigrants, this proud slice of land where the Detroit River meets the Rogue River has been home to factories, cemeteries, and salt mines for a century and a half. It has suffered through the installation of a wastewater treatment plant, a peninsula carved into an island, an overhead freeway, a wrongly accused “witch”, and now, the landing of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Join The Detroit History Club as we celebrate its residents past and present, famous and infamous, with a Hungarian dinner hosted at the members only Carbon Athletic Club. During dinner Bailey Sisoy Isgro will regale guests with the stories of The Detroit International Exposition and Fair of 1889, which was hosted in Delray. , Following dinner, best selling author and brilliant lecturer Karen Dybis will present on Delray's storied history, its current home-swap program, the latest on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, and the “Witch of Delray" (The topic of her most recent book). A recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation Grant, she’ll share with us her current project to collect oral histories, objects and photographs of Delray history.

You won’t want to miss this chance to learn about one west side neighborhoods impact, and how a historic “witch” named Rose came to inspire an author named Karen to try preserve its history!

Buffet Menu:

House Salad

Chicken Paprikash with Homemade Dumplings

Pork Stuffed Cabbage

Cash Bar Available, please note the Carbon AC is a cash-only establishment.

Because The Detroit History Club operates as a members-only club, out of private homes, hidden spaces, and secret locations, you’ll need to join before being able to buy tickets to events. At checkout you’ll be asked if you are already a member; if not, select “New Member.” Purchase a membership by clicking HERE if you’re not already a member. Membership to The Detroit History Club is five dollars per calendar year. Each person attending an event must have a membership of their own. Membership cards will be mailed USPS within one week of joining, and need not be presented at events.

Detroit History Club events are for persons twenty-one years old and up. We drink, we swear, we talk about things, and we’d love for you to join us. Whether you come as a couple, a group, or a singleton, our events are designed to encourage you to make new friends, explore ideas, and learn- all while eating, drinking, dancing, and generally behaving in a way that makes us proud to call ourselves Detroiters.

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