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It is here. This publication will be an exciting addition to your library. Throughout its existence, Dearborn has been a pioneer settlement, a multicultural hub, a college town, a major tourism center and a world-renowned industrial city. Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors, significant structures have been lost to time. Almost all of the eleven U.S. Arsenal complex buildings have disappeared since the arsenal was closed in 1875. The hallways of the Edison School and Oxford School still live on in the hearts of their students but were razed long ago. Even beloved edifices such as the Ford Rotunda and the Ford Motor Company Administration building, built by Dearborn’s favorite son, Henry Ford, are now only a memory. Remember those special theaters that you could not wait to get to? What about that go to restaurant or bar? Now you can relive the amazing destinations that Dearborn became known for including some iconic retail. Author Craig E. Hutchison endeavors to immortalize the important foundational building blocks of an evolving city. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can visit our online store or come to the Museum.

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Lost Dearborn and Before Fair Lane Book Signing

Dearborn Historian Craig Hutchison will be at the Made Metro Collective store at 22275 Michigan Avenue on December 16th to sign copies of his newest book “Lost Dearborn.”

Hutchison’s “Lost Dearborn” shares 80 photos and extensive history about various former Dearborn landmarks and businesses.

Glenn O’Kray will also be at the Made Metro Collective to sign copies of his newest “Before Fair Lane” about early Dearborn homes.

Official description of Lost Dearborn:
“Throughout its existence, Dearborn has been a pioneer settlement, a multicultural hub, a college town, a major tourism center and a world-renowned industrial city. Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors, significant structures have been lost to time. Almost all of the eleven U.S. Arsenal complex buildings have disappeared since the arsenal was closed in 1875. The hallways of the Edison School and Oxford School still live on in the hearts of their students but were razed long ago. Even beloved edifices such as the Ford Rotunda and the Ford Motor Company Administration building, built by Dearborn’s favorite son, Henry Ford, are now only a memory. Author Craig E. Hutchison endeavors to immortalize the important foundational building blocks of an evolving city.”

Book Signing

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DHM Ghost Walk led by the Great Lakes Apparition Seekers

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The Dearborn Historical Museum and Great Lakes Apparition Seekers invite you to ghost walks on Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. You will be given a guided tour of the DHM’s three historic structures. In addition, you will learn how to use detection equipment and be part of a paranormal investigation.

Cost to be a ghost hunter is $40 and there is a limit of 40 participants per night. We ask that you prepay for your reservation at the museum or at this link: https://thedhm.com/paranormal-event/