The longtime connections between U-M and Detroit will be on display in a new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum opening in July. “200 Years Young: Detroit and the University of Michigan” opens July 15 and continues through Oct. 8.
Curated by the U-M Bicentennial Office, the exhibit examines the people and stories that have bound Detroit and the university since its 1817 founding in the city. Visitors will learn about Detroit mayors and community leaders with U-M ties; U-M-trained architects, lawyers, authors and entertainers who shaped the city; and Wolverine sports in Detroit through the decades.
It also will look to the future, highlighting U-M undergraduate and graduate students who call Detroit home, as well as the dozens of university initiatives under way in the city. Admission to the Detroit Historical Museum is free.