The Dearborn Historical Museum welcomes you back!

The Dearborn Historical Museum is back in action, and we can’t wait to see you all again. When you come to visit us, and I know that you can’t wait till then, just keep in mind that masks are encouraged to be worn when inside the buildings. We want everyone to remain healthy and safe, while also getting to enjoy all that the Dearborn Historical Museum has to offer!

While the museum is open once again, don’t fret, the online resources will still be available for those of you who want to learn more about the Dearborn Historical Museum but don’t feel comfortable just yet with returning. We have many new and exciting things in the works for your return and we can’t wait for you to join us in the experience.

Come on out and see us at the McFadden Ross House Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5 pm, and the Commandant’s Quarters Wednesday through Saturday between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. We are really excited to see you all again and for you to see everything in the works for the museum’s future!

Listed below are some of our digital programs and resources. We will keep this page regularly updated with new information about the museum and the online resources, so please visit us regularly at to see what’s new!

The Dearborn Historian

In September, we were honored to receive a prestigious State History Award for the Museum’s quarterly publication, The Dearborn Historian, which has chronicled stories from Dearborn’s past since 1961.

While The Dearborn Historian is usually reserved for members of the Dearborn Historical Museum, we will be making the Museum’s archive of online Historian issues free during the present Museum closure. The archive of more than 100 issues spanning 59 years of Dearborn history can be found at and while we have not yet digitized every issue of The Historian in existence, we are always adding more. If you like reading The Historian and would like to subscribe to new issues, contact about registering for a Museum membership.

Even though the museum is once again open to the public, we want to make sure that you can still access the DHM remotely. We want our resources to be accessible to everyone who wants to learn about what the DHM has to offer to the community.

Listed below are some of our digital programs and resources that we have created to benefit you at home!

Activities for Kids

We have a variety of activities available for children who are interested in learning about Dearborn history, as well as much more in the works. Visit our Resources for Kids page to learn more!

Learn Dearborn History on our Website! is full of information for people curious about Dearborn’s history. Here are a few of the topics available:
The Detroit Arsenal in Dearborn
Dearborn Timeline
Virtual Exhibits
Dearborn in 1965
Additional Dearborn History Resources


Mason Christensen’s brand new video on the history of railroad stations in Dearborn
Mason’s lecture on the original landscape of Dearborn

The Dearborn Historical Museum’s YouTube channel can be found at

On our YouTube page, you will find a variety of stories from Dearborn’s history as well as some of the Museum’s past lectures. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for more historical stories from Dearborn and looks inside the Museum as we continually keep it updated!

Social Media

Stay connected to us on social media for all of the latest news on the Dearborn Historical Museum as well as regular posts on local history!


Dearborn Tours

Looking to go for a walk or get some exercise outside of the house? Check out our self-guided Dearborn tour, made in conjunction with MotorCities National Heritage Area and the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce!

We Want to Hear from You!

We recognize that all Dearborn residents have their own stories and memories, whether they relate to your family, a school, a business, or anything else. Anything that you want to share with us about Dearborn and the history you have lived through here, we want the honor of seeing. Feel free to email us your stories and/or scanned photos at to share them with the Museum!