The All Detroit Scavenger Hunt
from 90.00

Saturday, November 17th, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Are you a super sleuth? Can you put together clues and track stories back through history? Are you ready to see Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck in a whole new way? Are you ready to be a scavenger hunt champion in the City of Champions? Join The Detroit History Club for a day you’ll never forget as we explore the Motor City by any means necessary. Teams will arrive to the Tangent Gallery Space by 2:00 pm, once assembled each team will be given their Scavenger Hunt Bag, and for four hours the city is yours to explore with delight, but also 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.

Smarts outweigh speed and strategy will be required. The hunt is designed to be impossible for a team to complete. The idea being that you’ll need to chose which way to go: do you grab dozens of easy two point questions or try to snag the massive twenty five point bonuses. Do you go on a collection spree gathering together the prize items from our friends around the city to win or do you think your team can get all the photo challenges done to claim victory?. 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 coney dog dinner of gluttonous proportions, a cash bar will also be available. The team with the most points is the winner. First, second, and third place winning teams will leave with great Detroit themed prizes, Detroit History Club swag, and of course bragging rights.

The Scavenger Hunt starts and ends at Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom, 715 East Milwaukee Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Do I have to be a member of The Detroit History Club to participate?

Yes, But its easy and cheap to join. 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.  

How much are tickets?

The cost is 45.00 dollars a person.

  • You will select the number of team members from the drop down tab and pay for the whole team at once. 1 ticket for a five person team covers all five players.

What’s included for my 45.00 bucks?

The scavenger hunt, Coney dogs and Bettermade chips, prizes galore, tons of history learning fun!

Do we have to register as a team?

Yes. When you check out it will ask for your team size. You must register and pay as a single team.

What time do I need to be to Tangent Gallery to start the race?

Doors open at 1:30 and the hunt starts at 2:00 pm. Late teams will be disqualified.

Do I need to have my own team?

YES. This scavenger hunt we will NOT form you into teams when you arrive. You MUST sign up and come as a team. Teams can be 2-6 players however we reminded you to consider the restraints of your vehicles and make your team choices accordingly. Select the size of your team in the drop down menu. All teams must pay and register as a team. At check out you’ll be prompted to complete information about each member.

  • If you have to change a member before the event just have your new member sign in with the old members name at event check in.

Adults only?

Yes. Everyone must be over 21 years old and bring a valid ID to participate.

Do we have to have a car?

No. You can use the Bird Scooters, bring bikes or grab a MOGO, ride the Q-Line, or walk the whole thing. Without a car or use of Uber you will not make it to as many of the challenges or the farther out locations (but that could be your strategy).

What's the legal end of this? Who’s responsible for me?

You are responsible for yourself. Every member of your team must sign a waiver and release form before the event starts. Late arrivals will not be able to participate.

What if my team is late getting back at the end of the race?

All guests who arrive back at Tangent Gallery after the official end time will be docked points in accordance with the rules of the game.

What if I want to drink booze at the end of this thing?

Absolutely, we’ve got you covered. There will be a cash bar at the end of the scavenger hunt for you to enjoy with your included meal.

What do we need to bring?

  • At least one member of your team will need to have a cell phone capable of taking, texting, and storing 20 photos. Selfie sticks are totally allowed but not required.

  • Good shoes. Sneakers are recommended.

  • A good attitude

  • Valid ID

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Interesting People Reading Interesting Things #19
14.00

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

10:30am-12:00pm

75 Farrand Park Highland Park 48203

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 story-time.

Interesting Things Read by Interesting People is a monthly event at The Detroit History Club, a private home in Highland Park. For IPRIT#13 we are honored to welcome Emmanuelle Perryman.

Emmanuelle Perryman works in Detroit and New York as a photographer, writer, and film historian. A native New Yorker, Emmanuelle moved to Detroit in 2012 and has worked for the last four years on her recently published book Finding Detroit: Faces and Places in the Motor City. Finding Detroit: Faces and Places in the Motor City is a celebratory book about Detroit. Emmanuelle photographed and interviewed each of the participants at a place of their choosing and spoke to them about their love, hope and, very often, defiant choice to remain in the city they call home.

A light breakfast along with coffee and mimosas will be served.

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 Power of the Printing Press, a history lecture and printing class
68.50

7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Signal Return is located at 1345 Division St #102, Detroit, MI 48207

When Father Gabriel Richard became the first person to bring a printing press to the Territory of Michigan, he understood its power. And the power of the press has grown only greater over the centuries. From religious texts to greeting cards, phone books to concert posters, and t-shirts to academic manuscripts the printing may have evolved, but the techniques remain incredible to witness. If you have ever wondered how a artist pulls their prints or what inks are used to make advertisement broadsides, newspapers, or a poster for a concert, we’ve got a night for you! Before computers, printers, and typewriters, printmaking was the mass form of communication world wide. Like most things that changed the world, Detroit was in the thick of it. Whether it was for the local newspapers, sings to rally activists to unionism, or for sheet music to be performed on one of our many stages, Detroit print-makers have served and still serve an incredible role in our history.

Join us for an evening history lesson on Detroit printmaking with our own, Bailey Sisoy Isgro along with a class with from the talented team of Detroit’s own Signal-Return. Wine and snacks will be served as you learn how to pull and ink your very own, custom designed, artist print on the 100-year-old machines of Signal-Returns presses.

Signal-Return opened its doors to the community in 2011 as a letterpress print studio and community arts center located in Detroit's historic Eastern Market neighborhood. Join Detroit History Tours at Signal-Return from 7:00 pm-9:30 pm on Thursday, December 6th as we learn about the history of printing, Signal-Return's role in its revitalization and have our own hands-on-printing experience.  Each guest will take home our custom, Detroit History Club art print, they’ll print themselves.

This intimate night will only allow for 25 guests to attend. 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

You will NOT receive a ticket. Simple show your confirmation email at the door to check in by name.

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The Suffragette’s Ball
175.00

March 9th, 2019

Six thirty in the evening to midnight

Dinner will be served at 7:15pm

The Detroit Yacht Club - 1 Riverbank Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan

Ladies and Gentlemen of Detroit,

It is with a full and open heart that we request the honor of your presence at The Suffragette’s Ball; a gala event celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of these United States of America. As we raise our glasses in celebration of the liberation of the American women, you’ll be transported back in time to the winter of 1919. Over a foot of snow laid on the ground in Detroit, and politically things were heating up fast. Michigan had just become the third state to ratify the 19th amendment. From socialites to shop girls, the city erupted into emotions ranging from celebration to anger, fear to excited anticipation, and of course, joy. After seven long decades of protest, activism, and lobbying, the previously disenfranchised half of America would be allowed, if not always welcome, at the polls. Throughout Michigan the gold, white, and purple flags of suffragism were flown, bunting was draped from windows, and women marched through the streets in victory. Within the year, the 19th amendment would be ratified as the law of the land. And today, one hundred years later, we welcome you to join us in a recreation celebration of that auspicious day.  

A party that hasn't been seen in 100 years...elegant rooms drenched in flowers, silk ball gowns, tailored tuxedos, and illegal prohibition era booze. Hallways full of brilliant women and men talking excitedly, plotting, planning, and creating a better future for all Detroiters. Excitement fueled by Federal agents, automotive tycoons, sultry dancing, wealthy heiresses, fierce politicians, and a red hot band. Balconies overflowing with with gold, purple, and white bunting and flowers, bars pouring out the newly illegal lifeblood of Detroit, and the revolution of the flapper. Grab a glass of ill gotten champagne, and join The Detroit History Club for The Suffragette’s Ball, a celebration of female liberation.

“We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers. “

-Emmeline Pankhurst

The sounds of a full jazz band will great you as you glide up the 1928 grand staircase to the two ballrooms of the Detroit Yacht Club. Enjoy a glass of champagne and hors d'oeuvres as you stroll the balconies of the 150 year old gem before sitting for a three course dinner menu including 1919 Waldorf Salad, Suffragette Chicken Wellingtons with Duexell sauce, and scrumptious decade desserts. As dinner is served our suffragettes, politicians, and activists take to the stage to recreate the speeches of nearly 100 years before. Following dinner in the grand ball room you’ll shimmy out onto the dance floor of the fountain room to the smoky melodies and forgotten songs of Detroit's famed jazz age as a twenty person band plays. Or you can take a break from dancing to learn the manufacturing jobs that brought women financial independence through the teens and twenties, when Detroit was known as “The best five cent cigar city in the world” and “Little Havana” by trying your hand at rolling cigars with our master makers. Have your fortune told or tea leaves read along the hallowed hall of Peacock Alley under ornate chandeliers donated by Matilda Dodge and among the trophies of a century and a half of yacht racing.

Imbibe at the inclusive prohibition themed bar. Or sneak off for a bit of vice at our premium open bars or hidden gaming tables. Before the night is over, you may even find yourself embroiled in a life or death race to pass information among activist spies disguised as party goers in order to aid the women of Britain as they continue to fight for equal rights.

The Suffragist, Vol. 1 No. 4, published on December 6, 1913, describes the symbolism of the colors worn by suffrage supporters. “Purple is the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause. White, the emblem of purity, symbolizes the quality of our purpose; and gold, the color of light and life, is as the torch that guides our purpose, pure and unswerving.”

This evening is designed to be a fully immersive experience, a ghost of a legendary night, the reincarnation of a singular memory; rich in fantasy, history, and Detroit. Guests are required to dress for the occasion in full 1919 glamour. Brave women of Detroit, drape yourself with family jewels, wrap yourself in the colors of our cause, and perhaps tuck a forget-me-not or lily into your hair. Fine gentleman, don your tuxedos or dark suits and loop a ribbon for women's rights into your button hole, a corsage at your breast, or a necktie in honor of the day. Let the thrift store, vintage shops, and grandparent’s closet raiding begin.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The League of Women Voters Education Foundation in their efforts to ensure all Americans the ability, honor, and dignity of a fair vote. For your support, we humbly thank you.

Menu

Cocktail hour to include champagne, premium bar service, and chilled hors d'oeuvres.

Dinner

Waldorf Salad - Baby greens, romaine, apples, celery, candied walnuts and house yogurt dressing.

Suffragette Chicken Wellington - Grilled chicken breast wrapped in house puff pastry and drizzled with duxelles sauce, served with roasted carrots and a seasonal potato mash.

A vegetarian option is available. We apologize for being unable to accommodate vegans.

Following dinner a 1919 dessert presentation table will be open for the remainder of the night. It will feature desserts that date back to a time before women could vote, including custom Fairy Floss (cotton candy) provided by our friends at Detroit Spun Sugar.

*This event is fully price inclusive

**All guests must be twenty one years old or older

***Early Bird pricing allows for the first 75 tickets purchased to be discounted 15 dollar per ticket. After the allotment of early bird tickets is sold the cost will remain 175 dollars per ticket.

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).

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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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