Suggested $5 donation the night of the event (all proceeds to support the Detroit Historical Society)
BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE
A partnership was bound to happen sooner or later! And we can’t think of a better topic for our group…
The Detroit (Non-Drunken) Historical Society will be our gracious host the evening of April 10 at the museum for a presentation and tour of their appetizing new exhibit, "Out on the Town: Drinking and Dining in Detroit since 1920."
At 7pm, we’ll meetup in the auditorium where we’ll hear from senior curator Joel Stone who will discuss the important role Detroit’s drinking and dining establishments have played in the development of our city’s culture over the last century. From prohibition-era speakeasies, working man’s watering holes of the 1930s/40s, jazz clubs of the 1940s/50s, nightclubs of the 1950s/60s and businessmen’s restaurants of the 1970s, this exhibit highlights many unique venues that were, and -- in some cases -- continue to be, the places where relationships formed, deals were made and life happened.
Then, we'll retreat to the Booth-Wilkinson Gallery where we'll tour the exhibit, drink and socialize.
Among the establishments featured in the exhibition include the following:
• From the Prohibition era, the Woodbridge Tavern and Cliff Bell's
• Watering holes like Abick's, Ivanhoe Cafe, Cadieux Cafe, and the Anchor Bar
• Jazz clubs like the Bluebird Inn, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, the Flame Show Bar and the Gotham Hotel
• Nightclubs like the Roostertail, Elmwood Club, Playboy Club, and 20 Grand Club
• Restaurants like the London Chop House, Joe Muer's Oyster House Seafood, Schweizer's and Pontchartrain Wine Cellars
Joel Stone (Speaker) is senior curator for the Detroit Historical Society, which oversees the Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin [daw-sin] Great Lakes Museum, and a quarter million artifacts in the City of Detroit’s collection. Raised in the Detroit area, he has studied journalism, history, archaeology, and archival management at the University of Detroit, Wayne State University, and the University College Cork, Ireland. He supports a number of regional history organizations and is a board member of the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History.
Visitor information: http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/plan-your-visit/general-information