Explore America’s comeback city through photos and personal stories shared by residents. From the influence of the auto industry to labor unions to the Motown sound, Detroit’s multilayered story is revealed via family narratives and memories.
Join Chef Marcus Samuelsson to explore the culture and flavor of Detroit’s Middle Eastern community. Marcus shares a meal with a Syrian refugee family, eats falafel, learns how to make Iraqi bread, and attends an amazing 700-person Lebanese wedding.
Discover Detroit-area treasures as they are appraised at the historic estate of Matilda Dodge Wilson. Meadow Brook Hall finds include a Keith Haring archive, Harry Bertoia brooches and an 1835 “City of Detroit” map.
Trekker Megan McCormick takes to the road to explore the industrial heartland of America, through some of America’s most underrated regions and beautiful countrysides. Megan takes us through the cities of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Michigan, along the famous Highway 61 before we skirt the shores of the Great Lakes.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a Charles Schulz signed letter and drawing of his “Peanuts” character Linus; letters from Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud discussing Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky; and two etchings, one by Edward Hopper and one by John Sloan.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport, found inside an album purchased for 50 cents at an estate sale; a Petrus van Schendel oil painting, ca. 1860; and a signed photo album of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet and Senate.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a 1970 Andy Warhol poster signed by Warhol himself; an early 20th-century collection of locally crafted Pewabic pottery; and a working script of The Wizard of Oz, used on set by Bert Lahr, who portrayed the “Cowardly Lion.