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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

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


Memorial Scheduled for Dearborn Teacher

The Dearborn Historical Museum will host a memorial gathering for longtime teacher Dorothy V. Wolfe at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Museum’s McFadden-Ross House, 915 Brady.

Miss Wolfe died April 16, 2016, at an assisted-living facility in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She was 101.

A Dearborn resident for 65 years, she taught English at Dearborn High School from 1948 to 1981 She was a member of the Dearborn Historical Society and the Dearborn branch of the American Association of University Women, and she chaired Dearborn’s United Nations Day celebration for several years during the 1970s.

For information about the event, call the Museum at 313-565-3000.

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