The Charles H. Wright Museum recognizes the significance of Detroit City of Design. As a trusted institution, we gladly connect our visitors to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. In 1965, Dr. Charles Wright, an obstetrician/gynecologist, founded this museum with the idea of using the power of African American culture to instill respect, wonder and sense of self.
Museum Stormwater Project – The Wright Museum and Michigan Science Center, which are neighboring museums, are working together to promote environmental sustainability and demonstrate green infrastructure both inside and outside of our buildings. Through a multi-year partnership and vision, we are collaborating to implement Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) to display, educate and raise awareness of our relationship to water while reducing our impact on the drainage system.