Student Projects: A Tour of Boblo

Boblo Island Documentary by Caroline Bree Digging Detroit is proud to share a look at former amusement park, Boblo Island, produced by Caroline Bree of Grosse Pointe South High School.  The project received an Excellence Award at the 48th Michigan Student Festival at the DIA on April 23, 2016–produced by the non-profit Digital Arts Film […]

New Podcast: Detroit Blues Society

Join Digging Detroit host Pete Kalinski from Royal Oak’s Boo’s Music Bistro inside Mr. B’s Restaurant as he welcomes two of the city’s foremost fans and promoters of Detroit’s legendary blues legacy–President of the Detroit Blues Society, Steve Soviak and Vice President Tom McNab. It’s first meeting in 1985 began a multi-decade of transformations to increase public interest in […]

New Episode! Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum

Some Arab Americans in metro Detroit trace their family back five generations, to the 1880s–while some have only just arrived.  To honor metro-Detroit’s extensive role in offering haven and opportunity to one of the most influential waves of immigrants to the United States, Dearborn was selected as the site for the ten-year old Arab American National Museum. […]

New Podcast! Archivist Roundup 2 – Detroit’s Jewish History

Tune in to our latest podcast, another Archivist’s Roundup as we visit with four archivists and historians about Detroit’s rich and varied Jewish history. The archivists share how they collect and preserve the stories of Detroit’s Jewish community and also how they help connect today’s generation with their heritage. Host:  Pete Kalinski Guests:  Aimee Ergas -Collections Archivist […]

New! Episode 17: Birthplace of the Model T – The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

In 1904, Henry Ford purchased three acres beside a railroad line off Woodward and moved his new car company from Mack to Piquette Avenue. Join Digging Detroit with special guest Tom Genova and come explore the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, rescued from demolition and transformed into an amazing collection of priceless cars and fascinating […]

New Episode 16: Slavery in Detroit

Detroit has historically been seen as the last station on the Underground Railroad yet some of its most noted residents including merchants, priests and illustrious names like Brush and Macomb belonged to slaveowners.  Digging Detroit meets Prof. Tiya Miles of the University of Michigan and her team of  students uncover a history of the colonial city that few remember […]

January 30th Trivia Night! Last Call for Free T-Shirts, Fun Detroit Trivia at Detroit’s Historic Two Way Inn

It was so much fun we are doing it again.!  Join Digging Detroit and Detroit History Tours for a night of live Detroit themed bar trivia. This time we are heading to the East side and holding the Soiree at The Two Way Inn—featured in Episode 2. Don’t worry if you’re not an historian–there are […]