Free Admission at Detroit Historical Museum

By Kristin Pierce
By Peter Neumann

Free Admission at Detroit Historical Museum

February 23, 2013 Updated Feb 23, 2013 at 11:52 AM EDT

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- Looking for something to do with the kids during Winter Break? The Detroit Historical Museum has free admission for everyone and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday this week.

Whether you’re a fan of the Museum’s classics like the Streets of Old Detroit and The Glancy Trains or you haven’t seen new favorites like the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy” or the expanded Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad – this is the week for you to visit!

In addition, this week marks the final days of The Power of HOPE exhibit, which chronicles the past, present and future of Detroit-based nonprofit Focus: HOPE, in the Museum’s Community Gallery. Formed out of the vision of co-founders Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization established in 1968 after the Detroit riots.

Throughout the years, Focus: HOPE has worked to overcome racism, poverty and injustice through a food program, education and workforce development programs and community development initiatives.

Through Focus: HOPE, thousands of individuals – especially women and minorities – have achieved financial independence. The exhibit closes Sunday and is supported by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Finally, the Author Collective brings their SIGNATURES project to the Streets of Old Detroit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To date, they’ve collected more than 5,000 autographs from proud Detroit Public Schools alumni on t-shirts corresponding to the high schools they attended. Most recently, they’ve added new school shirts and encourage alumni from Renaissance, Commerce, Cody, Chadsey, Detroit School for the Arts, Miller High School, Wilbur Wright, Phillip Murray and Murray Wright to attend. Photo T-Shirts from all Detroit high school buildings are included and available for signing. Be part of Detroit Public School history this weekend. Signing is free, it’s fun and it brings back fond memories.

The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $5 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling (313) 833-1733. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at (313) 833-1805 or check out our website at www.detroithistorical.org.

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