Recall Detroit’s nostalgic past this season, with a trip back in time to the JL Hudson Company.
The Detroit Historical Museum opens its latest exhibit, Hudson’s Holidays, on Thursday.
Founded in 1881, JL Hudson’s has been a city staple for decades. After a decline in activity in the mid-1900s, the store closed in 1983, according to the Detroit Historical Society website. Until 1961, the 25-story building was the tallest department store in the world.
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This season, residents of Detroit will be able to see elements of Hudson in pop-up exhibits throughout the museum, including the store’s holiday-themed toys and decor, fashion, and downtown building artifacts. .
Until December, the museum will offer free entry on Sundays to showcase the Hudson’s vacation from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition will be open until January 30.
The Detroit Historical Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Day.
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