The Detroit Historical Society continues its Scholar Series with Metro Times columnist John Carlisle, who will discuss untold stories of Detroit on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Since 2007, John Carlisle has fascinated readers his "Detroitblogger John" column for the Metro Times. His words and photographs shed light on the overlooked and forgotten, while bringing life to neglected, far-flung neighborhoods. The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named Carlisle their 2011 Journalist of the Year for his work in the city. The collection in his book 313: Life in the Motor City features dozens of his previously unpublished photographs and 42 of his most unforgettable stories, including a man who has a strip club in his living room, a bar in a ghost town, a coffee shop for the city's homeless, an art gallery in a mattress store and an old-fashioned debutante ball in the unlikeliest of places.
You may reserve your spot for this event online at www.detroithistorical.org or call (313) 833-1801.
The Scholar Series is free for Detroit Historical Society members and $10 for guests.
The Film and Scholar Series are supported by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking in the Museum's lot is $5 at all times. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The "Arsenal of Democracy," Frontiers to Factories, America's Motor City, and The Glancy Trains.
For more information, call the Museum at (313) 833-1805 or check out our website at www.detroithistorical.org