Detroit Historical Society Highlights Ilitch Artifacts in Memory of the Great Detroiter.
DETROIT – February 14, 2017 – The Detroit Historical Society joins the Ilitch family and the entire community in mourning the death of Mike Ilitch.
“He made history. His investments in Detroit and his commitment to giving back to the community he loved are an important part of our collective past that will continue to impact our future,” said Bob Bury, Society Executive Director.
The Detroit Historical Society is honored to tell the important Detroit stories that comprise so much of Mr. Ilitch’s legacy. Stories of Little Caesars, the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings and the Fox Theater are all fixtures in the Detroit Historical Museum’s Allesee Gallery of Culture. Mike and Marian Ilitch’s handprints are also included on the Museum’s Legend’s Plaza.
Mike Ilitch was indeed a true Detroiter whose presence will be missed. The Detroit Historical Museum will be open and free of charge on Wednesday for anyone who would like to visit the Allessee Gallery or Legends Plaza to view the many artifacts that recall his life. Photographs welcome.
The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, approximately 2 miles north of the Fox Theater, where Mr. Ilitch will lie in repose on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Public visitation for Mr. Ilitch is from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Detroit Historical Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
About the Detroit Historical Society. Detroit Historical Society’s mission is to tell Detroit’s stories and why they matter. Founded in 1921 the staff and volunteer leadership of the Detroit Historical Society have worked for 95 years to foster an appreciation of our region’s rich history. The Society manages the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, cares for more than 250,000 artifacts and presents hundreds of programs, workshops and lectures annually.
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