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.


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DHM Partnering with Arab American National Museum for Oral History Opportunity

On September 1st and October 1st, the Dearborn Historical Museum and Arab American National Museum will be partnering for two archives related events

The info and descriptions of the events can be found at http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/Dearborn-History

This is a great opportunity to fulfill our mission and preserve the rich history and stories of Dearborn,



Former Chief Curator Passes Away

We regretfully announce that Winfield Arneson, the museum’s former curator passed away last week. Arneson was born in Wisconsin in 1930 and eventually joined the Dearborn Historical Museum staff as Curator of Research in 1960. From 1963 until 2002, Win Arneson served as the museum’s Chief Curator. During his tenure, the Commandant’s Quarters was renovated and the museum underwent several expansions. Arneson was passionate about the telling of history and will be missed by the Dearborn community. For arrangements, please visit the following link: Howe Peterson