Detroit Historical Museum opens JL Hudson’s Holiday Exhibit on Thursday


Reminisce about Detroit’s nostalgic past this season, with a trip back in time at the JL Hudson Company.

The Detroit Historical Museum opens its latest exhibit, Hudson’s Holidays, on Thursday.

Founded in 1881, JL Hudson’s was a staple in town for decades. Following a downturn 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, Detroiters will be able to see elements of Hudson in contextual exhibits throughout the museum, including holiday-themed toys and decor, fashion and downtown building artifacts.

An elevator sign at the JL Hudson Company department store in 1950. The sign indicates the 7th floor and the various departments located upstairs, including millinery and trimmings;  Women's shoes;  shoemaking;  She Salon;  casual suits;  Coat and dresses;  BH Wragge Modes;  Town and country modes;  blouses, sweaters, skirts;  Dresses;  Accessory bar;  Dress Salon;  and fashion coats.

Through December, the museum will offer free admission on Sundays to showcase Hudson’s Vacation from 1 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 Eve and New Year’s Day.

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