Museum’s First Ever Trivia Night – March 28th

For you folks that love Jeopardy and trivia games, now is your time to test your knowledge of the area that you live in. Let’s start with a few sample questions to get the juices flowing:

1) While Native Americans had roamed the area for hundreds of years, the first European settlers came in the 18th Century and were from _________.
2) Dearborn is named for ________.
3) Who was born on June 30, 1863 on a farm in Greenfield Township, an area that today is part of Dearborn?

This is just a sampling of some of the questions that might be thrown out this Saturday, March 28th. The Dearborn Historical Museum’s first trivia night will begin at 7 p.m. Bring your own team of 4 or come by yourself and we will put you on a team. It is only $10 to participate and all money raised will be used for the educational programming of the Museum. We want to make this a fun evening for all involved and you may learn some facts that you never knew before. Please consider supporting the heritage of your area. Below is more information on what we are sure will be a great evening. Please call the Museum today to purchase your tickets. Thank you for supporting local history programming.


Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment

The possibility that the Dearborn Historical Museum will be self-sufficient one day just took a huge leap forward. The Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment has been established and is now accepting donations. The seed money of $50,000 came from funds that were transferred to the Guild from the now defunct Dearborn Historical Foundation.  The fund has already had its first donation, $2,000 from the General Henry Dearborn Quilting Society. The Endowment’s ultimate goal is to make the Museum financially self-sufficient. This move was critical now that the entire operating budget of the Museum has been eliminated.

Now, we need donations in all forms. Gifts can be made in cash, checks, bonds and other assets, and by will.If you would like to make a donation to the Endowment online, please click on the link below or on the Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment menu item to the left. All donations are tax-deductable. Thank you for supporting local history.

Adult Ghost Walk October 25

The Dearborn Historical Museum and Motor City Ghost Hunters invite you to an adult ghost walk on Saturday October 25, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. You will be given a guided tour of our three historic structures. In addition, you will learn how to use detection equipment and be part of the investigation. If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Otherwise, you will be able to use the detection devices of the MCGH. Check-in starts at 7:00 p.m. at the McFadden-Ross House, 915 Brady Street.

Cost to be a ghost hunter is $45 and there is a limit of 40 participants. We ask that you prepay for your reservation by credit/debit card. Find out more and purchase your tickets at or by clicking on the link to the left.


Dearborn Historical Society Fall Bus Trip

Dearborn Historical Society Fall Bus Trip is coming up. On September 20, enjoy guided tours of Assumption Grotto Church on Gratiot, Historic Meadowbrook Hall, and the historic Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township. Lunch will be at Meadowbrook.

Departs from King Boring Field at 8:45 a.m. Return around 5 p.m.

Cost: $65 members $70 non-members

To reserve your spot please call the Museum office at 313-565-3000

Antique Appraisal Clinic Coming October 4th

The Museum Guild of Dearborn is once again sponsoring its Annual Antique Appraisal Clinic on Saturday, October 4th at the McFadden-Ross House at 915 Brady Street from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Expert Appraisers Sue Lynch and a team from Du Mouchelle Art Galleries will be on hand to appraise up to 5 of your treasures – no musical instruments, furniture, or weapons please. The charge is $10 per item and you can register and pay online starting from this page. If you do not register here, you will still be able to walk in and take the next available time slot, but please do so no later than 3:30. All proceeds will be used to support the Dearborn Historical Museum.

Reserve your spot now by clicking here or clicking on Antique Appraisal Clinic on the menu to the left.

Get Party at the Museum Tickets Online

The Party at the Museum is right around the corner, Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5 pm until 11 pm. Purchase your tickets online and bypass waiting in line to purchase tickets at the door. If you prepay online, your packet will be ready to go with all of your materials and you can head right into the party. Just bring in a printed receipt of your purchase and streamline your experience that night. We are expecting a huge crowd so buy your tickets now at the following link.

Party Tickets

Learn more about the party by watching a short video below.