The Hamtramck Historical Commission (HHC) was formed by city ordinance in 1998 with the mission
of collecting material about Hamtramck's rich history, preserving that material, chronicling Hamtramck
of today for future generations and presenting information about the history of the city. The Friends
of Historical Hamtramck, a 501 (c)(3) non- profit corporation, functions as the HHC’s fund-raising
The principal project of the HHC currently is the establishment of the Hamtramck Historical Museum.
The historical museum will serve as:
- An educational resource center. Hamtramckans have made significant contributions nationally and
even internationally in the fields of labor, industry, education, science, sports and entertainment.
The museum will be a showcase of these accomplishments.
- A community resource. Through displays, it will instill and reinforce a sense of community by
highlighting Hamtramck’s rich history and the valuable contributions Hamtramckans have made to
- A community center. The museum will provide programs, such as lectures, craft and dance
demonstrations, book signings, slide shows, and cultural displays and activities. It will work in
conjunction with the Hamtramck Public Schools to hold classes and be a destination for student
- An economic contributor. The museum will bring in visitors not only from Michigan, but nationally
- A tour anchor. The museum building is in an ideal location, just two blocks from the city's main
street and central shopping district. That makes it an excellent starting/ending point for walking and
bus tours as well as for casual visitors who walk in.
- A source of pride for the community.
Please join us in this exciting project!