Monday, November 19, 2012

Detroit Historical Museum Re-Opens To The Public Over Thanksgiving Weekend

All Photos are Jenna Belevender Photography

On the eve of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday the city of Detroit will celebrate another cultural milestone.  The Detroit Historical Museum will re-open it's doors to the public after a Six month long renovation.  

The re-opening festivities have been unfolding over the last several months and have included the outdoor "Legends Plaza Dedication Ceremony", a members and employee pre-view tour, and this past Saturday a Grand Re-Opening Gala.  Museum access is free to the public and will be open for 60 consecutive hours starting Friday November 23rd.  For more details see the DHS page link here.

I organized a photo shoot to capture the beauty, spirit and renewal of this historic institution with a vintage inspired theme.  Our model Jessica Brooke Williams is a young urban professional working in community arts for The Heidelberg project (Also included in The Gallery Of Culture Exhibition Space).  She definitely puts the MUSE in our MUSEum story.   All photos were taken by the vibrant and talented Jenna Belevender.   Our Make-up Artist is Rachel Monique Parker and the wardrobe styling is my work. 

I'm going to bet a good mix of people will visit the Detroit Historical Museum this upcoming holiday weekend and walk away proud of the many individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations that have worked together to make this happen.  I know I am, it's a great time to be living in Detroit.