In Wayne County Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn (313) 582-2266 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charge. The museum is the first in the country to celebrate the Arab-American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts. Call to confirm hours.
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores (313) 884-4222 • www.fordhouse.org Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of the Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.
2301 Woodward, Detroit (313) 471-3465 • www.313presents.com Located inside Hockeytown Cafe in the District Detroit. This 430 seat theater hosts concerts, plays, etc.
Greenmead Historical Park
20501 Newburgh Road, www.Livonia.gov • (248) 477-7375 This 95 acre parksite includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities.
Grosse Pointe Theatre
315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe, (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing five plays, “main stage” plays and smaller “black box” productions. Lon on for more info.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms (313) 881-7511 • www.warmemorial.org On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.
Hamtramck Historical Museum
In Oakland County
9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com Avon Players Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 future. Has a wide range of programs and services (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org including: slide/power point presentations, book Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic in the summer. Call or log on for performance and cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video ticket information. presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Mill Race Historical Village
(Downtown Northville) (248) 348-1845 This charming historical village was built on 12.5 acres of land preserving architectural styles found in the Northville community prior to 1900. The village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by. For additional information and calendar of events and activities log on to www.millracenorthville.org.
Motor City Youth Theatre
Grantland Street Playhouse, 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org This high quality group of children and adults puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Classes are offered for new actors ages 5-10.
Plymouth Historical Museum
155 S. Main Street, Plymouth (734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
10685 Warren Road, Plymouth (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com 16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal.
2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte • (734) 324-7284 Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian FordMac Nichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site.
Yankee Air Museum
(located at historic Willow Run Airport) 47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War The Henry Ford II. See documentary on how Ford Motor 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn Company built more than 8,500 B-24 (313) 982-6001 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft www.thehenryford.org and artifacts on display from World War 1 Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Mondaythrough the Vietnam era and beyond including Sunday.Admission charge. The complex jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight is America’s greatest history attracExperience rides on either a B-17 Flying tion. The past, present and future is Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional costs) are the ultimate represented in four distinct venues: ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. the Museum exhibits 300 years of This small museum offers big history, Greenfield Village (seamemories and promises sonal, log onto website for hours) plenty of smiles. includes Main Street, railroad junction and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.
1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.
Clarkston Village Players
4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org (248) 625-8811 Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.
Cranbrook Educational Community
39221 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions features a state of the art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. Cranbrook House and Garden – (248) 645-3147 Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. Open May thru October. Cranbrook Institute of Science (248) 645-3200. Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need to log on to science.cranbrook.edu Saarinen House – Built in 1930, it is considered an Art Deco masterwork. It was the home and studio of Eliel and Loja and their son Eero. Open May thru October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times. (248) 645-3307 Smith House – Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills, this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Museum (248) 645-3307 for more info.