Detroit Historical Museum celebrates grand re-opening

Published On: Nov 17 2012 11:58:08 PM EST

Detroit's past has a brighter future with the grand re-opening of the Detroit Historical Museum.

A grand re-opening gala was held Saturday night at the museum, in Detroit's cultural center.

Guests toured expanded and new exhibits, ranging from an expanded presentation of Detroit's vital role in the underground railroad to the Kid Rock music gallery, celebrating generations of music linked to Detroit.

 The long-time favorite exhibit of the streets of old Detroit remains and is enhanced with new items like the bright blue neon sign that stood atop the roof of old Tiger Stadium.

Many of the new exhibits are interactive.

  Museum executive director Bob Bury expressed pride in the $12 million overhaul.

"This night is really the culmination of ten years of planning and fundraising and finding the best way to tell Detroit's history, linking it to the future," Bury said.

Despite the expense of the renovations, admission to the Detroit Historical Museum will be free.

The museum reopens to the public the day after Thanksgiving.


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus