Interesting People Reading Interesting Things #8
12.00

Sunday, Febuary 11th, 2018

10:30am-12:00pm

75 Farrand Park, Highland Park

        stor·y time

noun: storytime
  1. a regular time at which a story is read aloud.
  2. a time when a story is told to a group of assembled people.
    1. Storytime precedes bedtime for some children.
    2. Many public libraries offer storytime on a regular schedule.

Storytime for adults is just that- It’s an hour and a half on a weekend morning to listen as an interesting person reads an interesting thing. After the reader finishes reading there’ll be a discussion and a bit of time for questions with the reader. The reader is announced but their choice of book, newspaper, poems, script, or anything else is kept secret until storytime.

A few lite snacks, mimosas and coffee will be served at no cost to guests.

Interesting Things Read by Interesting People is a monthly event at The Detroit History Club. For the eighth instalment we have a duo of readers: Detroit historians and film makers Pete Kalinski and Kevin Walsh.

Pete Kalinski

Pete is a proud Spartan (and Wayne State Warrior) whose profession is Archivist and History Instructor at a local community college where he’s been teaching Michigan History (along with US History and World History) for over 10 years. A self-described “history nerd,” Pete has dedicated his life to constantly remind people that history matters…so pay attention.

Kevin Walsh

Kevin is a media educator, photographer and freelance video producer.  His blog MyMediaDiary.com is featured regularly in Huffington Post and his podcast can be found on iTunes.  His 2006 secondary media production text, Video Direct, is used in over 40 states.

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.” 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 may be picked up at the first event you attend as a new member, and new cards are issued at the first event you attend each year.  Parking is on-street and at your own risk (we’ve never had an issue, but the lawyer insists we have the disclaimer).

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. We would like to remind you that this event is taking place in a private home; your respect is greatly appreciated

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The Detroit Historical Museum Scavenger Hunt
72.50

February, 23rd, 2018

7:00 - 11:30 pm

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Are you a super sleuth? Can you put together clues and track stories back through history? Are you ready to see a museum in a whole new way? Join The Detroit History Club for an evening you’ll never forget as we take over The Detroit Historical Museum after dark. You’ll arrive to the closed museum, which was dedicated July 24th, 1951, on the 250th anniversary of Detroit’s founding. Together with your team you’ll explore the fascinating history of the Detroit Historical Society which was founded with the donation of Attorney and historian Clarence M. Burton’s personal collection. You’ll learn why the original home of the museum was on the 23rd floor of what is now Cadillac Tower and was billed as the “highest museum in the world” when it opened in 1928. You’ll see the oldest pieces in the collection, the gallery staff say is haunted, and the donations of the city's elite. For three hours the museum is yours to explore without crowds, but with a mission. It will be up to your team to solve the riddles to locate the correct artifacts, hunt down the moving targets of historical figures, and complete challenges for bonus points. As the time ticks down, your team will make their way back to our starting location where you’ll turn in your answers, and enjoy a crazy dessert buffet of gluttonous proportions to make even Frederick Sanders Schmidt proud. The team with the most points is the winner. First, second, and third place winning teams will leave with great Detroit themed prizes, Detroit Historical Museum swag, and of course bragging rights.

If you’d like to make your own team just buy your tickets individually or as a group and let us know at the start of the night that you have a full team. Teams will be limited to between 4-6 people. If you don’t have a full team, or want to come alone we are very happy to assign you to a group and make sure you all have a blast. All teams will see full answer sheets before the end of the night. There are not physical tickets for this event- you'll check in by name at arrival. We recommend comfortable shoes for walking. Elevators will be available for teams that require them.

This event is being held at The Detroit Historical Museum but is NOT a museum event. Tickets, as well as memberships, are required from The Detroit History Club and this website only. 

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.” 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 may be picked up at the first event you attend as a new member, and new cards are issued at the first event you attend each year.  Parking is on-street and at your own risk (we’ve never had an issue, but the lawyer insists we have the disclaimer).

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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"What Had Happened Was"...a night of storytelling and illustration
42.00

March 17th, 2018 (How better to spend Saint Patty's Day?) 
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bank Suey, 10345 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212


Someone starts talking about a memory, a story, a person of inspiration. Beers get opened. An artist grabs a pen and flips open his sketch pad. People laugh, they cry, they learn. Poems are written, paintings are made, and our history comes alive for a moment. It becomes a tangible baton that is passed from person to person and in those moments Detroit shines. The Detroit History Club is proud to present "What Had Happened Was"...a night of storytelling and illustration. 


Join us at Hamtramck’s Bank Suey for a spectacular night of learning and entertainment. You'll be greeted with popcorn and Faygo pop. This is a BYOB event - You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages if you choose. Once the lights dim our epic lineup of Detroit noteables will take to the stage to deliver the stories that inspire, remind, and entertain them. As they speak Detroit illustrator, professor, and history buff David Chow will draw illustrations of their stories live. You'll see the stories come to life as the collaboration of visual and spoken history storytelling merge. We can promise laughs, learning, and a peek into what historians do when no one is looking. We hope you'll grab a cocktail and join us.


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.” 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 may be picked up at the first event you attend as a new member, and new cards are issued at the first event you attend each year.  

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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Tall Ship tour on The Detroit River
79.00

Before Detroit was a glimmer in the imagination of European explorers minds, the river flowed along banks rich in history. Later with its new name, the Detroit River witnessed the fierce battles of the Ottawa and the British. It saw Ransom Eli Olds’ factory burn in 1901, generations board four-story boats destined for Boblo Island, and the skyline of Detroit rise, fall, and rise again. It’s hosted dignitaries, visionaries, rockstars, military fleets, and millions of families over the centuries. Hosting everything from prohibition smuggling to the pleasure yachts of industrial titans, the Detroit River is an irreplaceable part of the city’s history. The Detroit History Club is honored to invite you to join us for a legendary evening on board the eighty five foot long tallship, The Appledore IV. With a seventy six foot mast and over 3,500 square feet of sails, The Appledore IV has majestically sailed the Great Lakes for nearly twenty years. On board you’ll be greeted by the Captain and crew of this beautiful sailing vessel, along with our guide Bailey Sisoy Isgro. We will depart from the Port of Detroit and sail up the river past the Ambassador Bridge as Bailey shares the stories of the city's skyscrapers, the wars for control of the river, and the secret hiding spots of mischief makers. Together with the crew you’ll raise the mainsail, cut through the waves, and learn the history of tall ships on Michigan waters. As the sun sets over Detroit we will glide past Belle Isle state park to see the shining beacon of the Livingstone Lighthouse. After a few turning maneuvers on Lake Saint Clair, you’ll sail back to port with a set of once in a lifetime memories.

We will provide a light sampling of Detroit snacks and soda on board the ship. The captain has extended an invitation for you to bring your own alcoholic drinks and snacks onboard, however, no glass bottles or glassware may be used.

The ship will depart from The Port of Detroit at 6:30 pm; boarding starts at 6:00 pm. The Port of Detroit is located in front of the RenCen at 130 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48226

The most convenient parking is at Miller Garage. Link here: http://www.millerparking.com/parking-locations/center-garage/#.WMLcqzvyvIU

The ship sails in all types of weather and we highly recommend a good pair of shoes and weather appropriate clothing, including a jacket or windbreaker.

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.” 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 may be picked up at the first event you attend as a new member, and new cards are issued at the first event you attend each year.  

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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More 2018 schedule coming soon!

Detroit History Tours is thrilled to announce the opening of The Detroit History Club.

Although the club now offers a full calendar of events to our members we are always rolling out our award winning tours. 

Please consider joining us on one or several very soon.

 

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