How Dearborn Viewed Detroit 67 Unrest

July 23rd is the 50th anniversary of when major civil disturbances began in Detroit. Over 10 days, 43 people died and thousands were injured before order was restored in the city.

So current Dearborn residents can better understand how their city reacted to events in Detroit, we have attached local newspaper coverage from late July and August 1967. These newspapers showcase what best could be described as a state of mild hysteria in the Dearborn area. Despite significant looting being miles away, shoppers stayed away from Dearborn stores and numerous Dearbornites armed themseve

Dearborn Guide 1967-07-27

Dearborn Press 1967-07-27

Dearborn Times Herald 1967-07-26

Dearborn Times Herald 1967-08-02


[Photos from the Dearborn Press]


Rosemary Jefferson Memorial

Dearborn lost one of its most giving and caring citizens with the passing of Rosemary Jefferson in early April.  A special commemoration will be held in her honor on Sunday, May 21st from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Dearborn Historical Museum’s McFadden-Ross House.  Guests, friends, and colleagues are invited to stop by to sign the guest book and share memories of Rosemary.  For those unable to attend, you can leave a guest comment below this post.

Rosemary Jefferson 3


Euchre Fundraiser

Get ready for some Euchre and a very good cause!

This event is for the benefit of the Dearborn Historical Museum.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: The Kelly Knights of Columbus Hall at 23663 Park Street  Dearborn, MI 48124

Cost: $20 per person

Details: Prizes for the top 5 highest point totals, 50/50, Pizza, Pop, Beer, Seats limited to first 120 registrants



Longtime DHM Staff Member Dies

It is with deep sadness that the staff at the Dearborn Historical Museum reports that former Curator Mary MacDonald has passed. Mary had an amazing career at the DHM and worked in various capacities throughout her 50 plus years with the Museum. She started working at the DHM almost from the very beginning of the institution and her last role was that of Chief Curator. The Museum would not be what it is today without her tireless efforts to create some of the best educational programming and we honor her for her dedication to the rich history of Dearborn.

Mary will lie in state and there will be visitation on Sunday, November 20th from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home at 22546 Michigan Avenue. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21 at the Chapel at 11 a.m. A private entombment will take place after the service. Flowers can be forwarded to her family via Howe-Peterson Funeral Home. All of us at the DHM express our sympathies and we send our prayers and thoughts to her family.