Detroit Drunken Historical Society

May 6, 2012

A new group of history lovers has been meeting to talk about Detroit’s history. The Detroit Drunken Historical Society started three months ago and the group meets at a different Detroit bar each month.

At the group's meetings, a speaker usually gives an informal presentation. Recent topics included Native American Chief Pontiac and Detroit Catholic priest and politician Gabriel Richard

Amy Elliott Bragg is the group’s co-founder and she wrote a book called “Hidden History of Detroit.” She says in general, people have a decent grasp on the city’s history from the 20thcentury onward. But she hopes to broaden the conversation and look at the last 300 years of Detroit’s history. 

Elliott Bragg says it’s especially important for people to understand Detroit’s past, as we focus on the city’s future.