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 celebration at the Detroit Historical Museum.

FREE after-hours access to the entire Historical Museum
FREE Food and Drinks! (RSVP in advance to be included in the headcount) including Eastern Market Brewing Company’s specially made Champions’ Day IPA. �
Detroit sports trivia with prizes!

Two presentations on Detroit Sports History
1. The Evolution of Tiger Stadium with Bill Dow, Frank Rashid, John Davids, and Mike Betzold, authors of the book “Tiger Stadium, Essays and Memories of Detroit’s Historic Ballpark”
2. The History of Champions’ Day with Charles Avison, author of several Detroit sports history books including “Detroit City of Champions” �

See artifacts and sports memorabilia not normally on display including:
The original 34-foot long 1935 Detroit Tigers World Champions Pennant
The Detroit City of Champions’ Plaque that is signed by every U.S. governor in 1936 as well as President Franklin D. Roosevelt

All of this will take place in the Historical Museum’s recreation of the Lindell AC – America’s first sports bar – featuring photos and memorabilia from the legendary bar that used to be at Michigan and Cass.

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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