Each year, the Society hosts its major Fundraiser at the end of the year. This year the Detroit Historical Society Ball will be held at the Lexus Velodrome on December 8. We selected the Velodrome for it’s ties to the history of cycling in Detroit – echoed in a new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum – and for it’s link to Mobility and Transit, a theme that we are highlighting this year.
At the Ball in 2017, the Detroit Historical Society debuted a new award to recognize individuals who are helping move our community forward in transformational ways. A part of the Society’s award-winning project, Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward, these awards recognize inspirational and transformational leaders annually. Last year the award was given to Dr. Nikolai Vitti, of the Detroit Public School Community District, and Dr. Mark Schlissel of the University of Michigan.
I’m so pleased to say that you have been nominated as our 2018 Moving Forward Honoree!
The Moving Forward awards are an important part of the Society’s commitment to inspire the future through the award-winning Detroit 67 project. A key goal of the Detroit 67 project is to bring diverse voices and communities together around the effects of the historic crisis of 1967, to find our place in the present and inspire the future. The award highlights the efforts of Detroiters who are similarly inspiring communities. Your work has inspired thousands and thousands of people, literally moving our community forward. I could not imagine a more appropriate honoree in this year where we are focusing on community and cycling and mobility. I accept! #detroit#detroitlessgo#itsanhonor#bike#bicycle#eachoneteachone
Reasons to invite us:
1. We match the dress code with a unique spin.
2. We're not afraid to eat the food you serve.
3. We create GIFs with your fancy photo booth.
4. We interact with guests if they come up to us. Expect it to be about futbol or your greatness.
5. We will support you.