Detroit Historical Museum

In 1921, Clarence M. Burton brought together 19 local historians tasked with preserving Detroit’s history. They opened the one-room Detroit Historical Museum in 1928 but quickly outgrew their space: after accumulating more tahn 15,000collected 15,000 items by 1946, and turned the group opened a modest museum in a one-room suite on the 23rd floor of what is now Cadillac Tower, dubbing it “the highest museum in the world”. By 1945 the museum had accumulated 15,000 items and $250,000, outgrowing its