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12/10/14

See "A History of Hudson's" Sunday, December 14 at the Detroit Historical Museum

 

SEE "A HISTORY OF HUDSON'S" AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

 

The Detroit Historical Society continues its free monthly Film Series with "A History of Hudson's" at the Detroit Historical Museum on Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m.

 

"A History of Hudson's" runs 60 minutes, and tells the story of Detroit's historic Hudson's department store. Opening his downtown store to the public in 1881, James Lowthian Hudson's success enabled him to quickly pay back his creditors with interest. This indication of Mr. Hudson's honesty and integrity saved him later in times of trouble. The long history and memorable traditions of this store, which soon became a Detroit destination, are highlighted throughout the film.

 

The Film Series will continue at the Detroit Historical Museum in 2015 with the following films:

·         "Nothing Will Be Alright," a look at Detroit in the 1960s, on January 11;

·         "The Freedom Train," which chronicles Detroit's role in the civil rights movement, on February 8;

·         and "Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road," which highlights the road's unique history, on March 8.

 

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. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum's lot is $6 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. 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," the Gallery of Innovation, 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