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Detroit Champions' Day

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In 1936, the Governor of Michigan declared April 18th Detroit Champions' Day. "It is my earnest wish that citizens of the state will observe the day by a display of flags, banners and pictures of our champions when possible." Yes, Detroit has its own holiday dedicated to celebrating the city and the accomplishments of the people in it.

Be a part of the 83-year old Detroit tradition at the Detroit Historical Museum. From 6pm-7pm there will be a presentation about how Detroit became the City Champions including the stories behind the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings winning their first championships alongside the rise of Joe Louis. More details to come.

Throughout the presentation and the rest of the evening, we will have exclusive, after hours access to enjoy the entire Historical Museum, with drinks donated by Eastern Market Brewing Co, featuring their specialty made Champions' Day IPA. The celebration will take place in the Historical Museums re-creation of the Lindell AC, Detroit's original sports bar.

While Joe Louis won't be the guest of honor like the original Champion's Day celebration, there is a guarantee to experience Detroit history, drinks, and the entire museum for free!

The plan is to have drinks available all night. But in the case of a large turnout, you can RSVP above to reserve yourself a glass as long as you claim it before 6:30pm. Must be 21 years of age or older and have the identification to prove it!

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