Video Lectures

Unique Street Names: The Man on the Street and the Women, Too

Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society, will use everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s history, and the story of the people whose legacy is traversed by citizens every day. Setting Detroit apart are the recognizable names of streets like Woodward, Beaubien, Mount Elliot, and Selden. Behind each of these monikers is a man or woman who played a part in Detroit’s past.

America's Invasion At the "Underbelly" of Europe: In 1943 the United States and Allied military forces left Africa to invade Sicily as its first step towards its major objective of invading Europe’s...
Roadside Reflections: Respecting the Past and Preserving For the Future: Photographer Jackson Faulkner presents our past in a personal and narrative style to honor and show beauty and respect for...
Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story: Author of "Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story", Lou Del Bianco, will share the captivating story of his grandfather Luigi Del...
Suffragette Genius: This presentation will explore how Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Cady Stanton leveraged science and theology to advance the role of women in nineteenth-century America with...
101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge: Mackinac Bridge expert, Mike Fornes, shares a fast paced program about the Mackinac Bridge.
Terror in the City of Champions: In Terror in the City of Champions, author Tom Stanton tells for the first time the riveting, intersecting tales of the frightening rise and fall of the Black Legion...
Marshall Fredericks' Life and Legacy: Learn about Birmingham, MI Public Sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks’ life, career, metal casting process, and his notable public sculptures such as: Cleveland War...
Myths of the Auto Industry's Golden Age: Oakland University History Professor Daniel Clark talks about the mythology surrounding auto workers during the postwar years.