Detroit’s Home to the Perfect Place to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Saying we're lucky in Michigan to have so many things to do and explore is a major understatement. From Grand Haven to the Thumb, Traverse City to Detroit, our state is loaded with incredible events and attractions.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day just around the bend, there's no better time to discover one of Michigan's most important and amazing gems. Detroit is home to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, considered the largest museum in the world dedicated to African American History.
Founded in 1965, the museum houses permanent and visiting exhibits throughout its 125,000 square feet. It houses a collection of more than 35,000 artifacts celebrating African American history and culture. The Wright is also home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, the Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, and the Sheffield Collection which is a repository of documents regarding the labor movement in Detroit.
King Tut Returns!
In addition to providing remarkable insights and reflection on the African American Culture, the Charles H. Wright Museum presents some of the world's most impressive exhibitions. Returning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17th is the KING TUTANKHAMUN: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb exhibition. Marking the 100th anniversary of the original discovery of the tomb of the boy Pharaoh and King, the exhibition will showcase items such as,
"The golden Canopic Shrine, the Pharaoh’s magnificent chariot, the iconic golden mummy case, his throne, child’s chair, embalming couch, bed, jewelry, spectacular funerary mask, and the bejeweled royal mummy."
Although the museum is usually closed on Mondays, they will be open to visitors, especially for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For ticket information and hours click here.