Experience the Museum from Home

Due to recent pandemic events, the Dearborn Historical Museum’s buildings will remain closed to visitors, group events, and volunteers until further notice. Although the Museum’s buildings are closed, new online content is being added on a regular basis, which can be accessed using the link below.

During this time, we encourage you to visit our new and revamped online offerings.


March’s Free Lecture – Haunting Metro

From the notorious hauntings of remote lighthouses to the hauntings of Eloise; and from the haunted destroyed, USS Edson, docked at Bay City to the ghost of Minnie Quay, who still wanders Northern Michigan shorelines. Those are just a few of Michigan’s most haunted places explored by co-authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen. Join the pair as they take us on a road trip to “the other side” exploring countless hauntings, ghost towns, and bizarre tales of murder and mayhem, drawing on more than 300 years of Michigan’s modern history.
Join Gail and Jon at the notoriously haunted McFadden-Ross House, where they will discuss many of the more baffling and noteworthy haunted legends–including the strange phenomenon of the Paulding Lights wear Watersmeet–a mystery that Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” once offered $100,000 to anyone able to solve–and even paranormal activity at Detroit’s historic Fort Wayne. In addition, the pair will explore Michigan’s “most haunted” graveyard and stop in for a bite of mystery at haunted eateries like Detroit’s The Whitney and Novi’s Shiro restaurant.
Through the course of the evening, they’ll explore haunted theaters, antiques stores, and even roads all across Michigan’s dark peninsulas. Be prepared to add your own accounts and tales, as well. A spooky and fascinating evening!