One of Southeast Michigan’s most popular attractions is Detroit’s historic Motown Museum which annually hosts 40,000 visitors. It was founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, with a mission of preserving the legacy of Motown Record Corporation and educating the public with exhibitions and programs about the history of Motown. Esther Gordy Edwards, sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr., former Vice President of Motown Record Corporation and founder of Motown Museum, died surrounded by family and friends on August 24, 2011 at the age of 91.
The story begins with Berry Gordy, Jr. and a small house in Detroit that he christened, Hitsville USA (now home to Motown Historical Museum). The story continues as Motown evolves into a major entertainment enterprise that was among the most diverse and influential in the world.
‘The Gallery’ exhibit of artist pictures and memorabilia
Original recording studios
The museum is open Tues – Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
2648 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI, 48208
Parking is free and tours cost just $10.