Calling all Corktown residents, former residents, or extended residents! We are looking for artifacts to digitally scan relating to the history and lives of Corktown’s labor residents that aided in the industrial growth of Detroit. This can include photos, letters, physical artifacts, and oral history. On Sunday, May 6th, from 11am to 3pm, we will be holding an event at Preservation Detroit in conjunction with Wayne State University to scan and record these artifacts.
This is the initial event in a series showcasing the archaeological discoveries uncovered by the Wayne State Archaeology Department while gathering and highlighting the history of the Corktown neighborhood.
In addition to capturing artifacts, WSU’s Archaeology Department will also have some of the artifacts they unearthed in Roosevelt Park on display.
Preservation Detroit is the recipient of a MotorCities National Heritage Area Grant which aids in this programming to further preserve Detroit’s history.
Date: May 6th
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Preservation Detroit, Mackenzie House, 4735 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201