The DHM is Online!

To help the Dearborn and SE Michigan community stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dearborn Historical Museum will remain closed until further notice.

While the Museum may be closed to the public in this challenging time, we are hard at work bringing our historical resources online and encourage you to browse our offerings for adults and children alike.

Listed below are some of our digital programs and resources. We will keep this page regularly updated with information on the closure as well as our updates, so please visit us regularly at to see what’s new!

The Dearborn Historian

In September, we were honored to receive a prestigious State History Award for the Museum’s quarterly publication, The Dearborn Historian, which has chronicled stories from Dearborn’s past since 1961.

While The Dearborn Historian is usually reserved for members of the Dearborn Historical Museum, we will be making the Museum’s archive of online Historian issues free during the present Museum closure. The archive of more than 100 issues spanning 59 years of Dearborn history can be found at and while we have not yet digitized every issue of The Historian in existence, we are always adding more. If you like reading The Historian and would like to subscribe to new issues, contact about registering for a Museum membership.

Activities for Kids

We have a variety of activities available for children who are interested in learning about Dearborn history, as well as much more in the works. Visit our Resources for Kids page to learn more!

Learn Dearborn History on our Website! is full of information for people curious about Dearborn’s history. Here are a few of the topics available:
The Detroit Arsenal in Dearborn
Dearborn Timeline
Virtual Exhibits
Dearborn in 1965
Additional Dearborn History Resources


Mason Christensen’s brand new video on the history of railroad stations in Dearborn
Mason’s lecture on the original landscape of Dearborn

The Dearborn Historical Museum’s YouTube channel can be found at

On our YouTube page, you will find a variety of stories from Dearborn’s history as well as some of the Museum’s past lectures. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for more historical stories from Dearborn and looks inside the Museum as we continually keep it updated!

Social Media

Stay connected to us on social media for all of the latest news on the Dearborn Historical Museum as well as regular posts on local history!


Dearborn Tours

Looking to go for a walk or get some exercise outside of the house? Check out our self-guided Dearborn tour, made in conjunction with MotorCities National Heritage Area and the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce!

We Want to Hear from You!

We recognize that all Dearborn residents have their own stories and memories, whether they relate to your family, a school, a business, or anything else. Feel free to email us your stories and/or scanned photos at to share them with the Museum!