Detroit museums offer extended hours & special programs during the holiday season

Celebrate the holidays at the Detroit Historical Museum in Midtown and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle with extended hours and special programs.
Starting Thursday,December 26 through Sunday, January 5, 2014, both Museums will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m . , except for New Year's Day. As always, admission to the Museums is free for all, all the time.
The Detroit Historical Museum will feature screenings of the popular film "The Story of Hudson's"each day during the holiday promotion at 1 p.m. The long history and memorable traditions of Hudson's downtown department store, which was a longtime Detroit destination, are highlighted throughout the 30-minute film. The holidays are also the final chance to see popular attractions at the Museum like the Riding the Rails exhibit and the 1963 Ford Mustang II concept car in our Automotive Showplace .
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum , fresh off a $2 million renovation in 2013 and open on weekdays for the first time in many years, will also feature a first time event to "ring in"2014 on Tuesday, December 31. Observe "Noon Year's Eve" with a special event for families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. , including snacks, crafts and the ringing of the ship bell from the City of Detroit III in the Gothic Room at noon.
Both Museum Stores will also be offering holiday clearance specials, featuring markdowns on seasonal items, including calendars, ornaments and winter apparel!
The Museums will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, January 7 for the Detroit Historical Museum and on Saturday, January 11 for the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.
The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum's lot is $5 at all times. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or visit .
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle. For more information, call 313.833.5538 or visit
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