A new Detroit Historical Museum exhibit relives the magic of a Hudson vacation in Woodward – CBS Detroit
(CBS Detroit)Located at 1206 Woodward Avenue until the doors closed in 1988 and the building was demolished 10 years later, the JL Hudson Building was more than just a department store, it was a place where generations of families created history.
This history is told at the Detroit Historical Museum in a new three-story gallery with 11 pop-up areas that tell the story of the iconic building.
“Really fun Hudson’s playland, kids can really enjoy it, they can run around back and see our Santa bear collection, but of course adult kids can also appreciate these because I’m sure we had Santa bears,” said Head of Exhibits and Enrichment at the Detroit Historical Museum Tracy Tracy. Irwin, “As Children”.
The lower level speaks of Hudson’s early days when it was first opened in the late 19th century by founder J.L. Hudson. There are also some special original artifacts.
‘Pieces from the actual building, pieces that were sold at the original store. And we have linen handkerchiefs and napkins that we were told, we could not close the truth on this, but we were told it was the first thing J.L. Hudson sold,’ said Irwin.
Going back in time and recreating some special memories, or even creating new ones by telling Hudson stories, is what we all need during this time, the museum says.
“We want you to come back in time and perhaps forget your hardships for a moment,” Erwin said. And throughout the month of December, the museum will present Sunday free holiday To view Hudson Holidays Exhibition. visit during museum working hours)1-5 p.m. on December 5, 12, 19 and 26) NS General free entry With holiday shopping programs and opportunities. For more details, visit detroihistorical.org.
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