SPECIAL EVENT: "EXPERIENCE JACOBSON'S" Author Signing and Meet and Greet with Bruce Kopytek
Saturday, June 15, 1:00-2:30, Birmingham Museum

Header graphicJoin us for light refreshments and meet department store historian and author, Bruce Kopytek, who will be signing his book, Jacobson's: I Miss It So!  as part of our "Experience Jacobson's" display for our new "Birmingham: Before and After" exhibit.  Visitors will be able to  take a trip back in time to Birmingham's Jacobson's store, try on hats, and have a chance to share their fondest memories of our one-of-a-kind department store extraordinaire.  Regular Museum Admission applies.


"Throwback Thursdays" Summer Adult Lecture Series, Thursday Evenings at 7:00 PM at the Baldwin Public Library

This summer, the museum will be expanding its popular lecture series with a special lighthearted look at Birmingham's history featuring special topics selected by museum staff.  

U_Jacobsons_StaircaseThursday, June 13 7:00 PM: Fash Bash at Jacobson's-Sixties Style!  

Museum staff Donna Casaceli will share the unique role played by Jacobson's as a high point of fashion in Birmingham, bringing renowned fashion designers to town such as Calvin Klein, and featuring avant-garde fashion photographed in Birmingham locations. Casaceli will feature professional fashion photos of the period, recently donated to the museum by department store historian, Bruce Kopytek.  

Watkins-Pony Farm Birmingham 1908Thursday, July 18, 7:00 PM: Birmingham: America's Shetland Pony Capital?

The museum's own Caitlin Donnelly will take audiences on a magic carpet ride to the late 19th and early 20th century, when Birmingham was the center of gravity for the breeding of the relatively rare and desirable shetland ponies. How and why, and the connection of Birmingham to public amusements in Detroit such as Bob-Lo and Palmer Park will be explored, as well as the many other ways four-hooved friends enriched the lives of the community.

Bruce CampbellThursday, August 8, 7:00 PM: Birmingham at the Movies

Birmingham has a surprising connection to Hollywood. Museum staff Kyle Phillips will discuss the actors, directors, and writers who have called Birmingham their home, or have featured Birmingham in ltelevision and the movies, such as actor Bruce Campbell, director Sam Raimi, author Elmore Leonard, and more.

Children's Storytime Series-Second Thursday of the Month at the Historic Hunter

Crop IMG_0115Join Baldwin Public Library's children's librarian  for songs, movement and stories about a different topic every month in the cozy setting of the Hunter House! Especially for young children and their families, Storytimes are co-sponsored by the library and the Birmingham Museum on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. These programs are free and open to the public, but please register online at the Baldwin Library website: www.baldwinlib.org/storytime Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  For more information, contact Caitlin Donnelly at the Birmingham Museum at 248-530-1685, or cdonnelly@bhamgov.org.