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


DHM Ghost Walk led by the Great Lakes Apparition Seekers

GLAS Flyer

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/

Beer Tasting, Event

Dearborn Historical Museum Beer Tasting

The Dearborn Historical Museum Beer Tasting Party is returning with its largest selection of craft beer yet. For $20 [$25 at the door], event goers will be provided 8 tickets for sampling beers from a number of Metro Detroit breweries. Wine and gluten free hard cider, as well as root beer will also be available as beverages. In addition, highlights of the evening will include food trucks, a live band, and a silent auction.

Free parking will available at Dearborn’s Ford Field.

For more information, call the museum at (313) 565-3000.



Beer Tasting



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.

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