Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Built by industrialist and art collector Charles Lang Freer in 1892, the Freer House is a masterpiece of American shingle-style architecture and the birthplace of the Freer Gallery of Art (NMAA, Smithsonian) in Washington, D.C.
As an early champion of American, Asian, and Middle Eastern art, Freer’s legacy of multi-culturalism is celebrated in the house’s mission and programming today. These bonds to our nation’s capital and much of the world make the Freer House an ambassador of Detroit’s unique cultural heritage.
Freer House is the headquarters of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at 71 E. Ferry Street. With a donation today, you can help protect, restore, and maintain this historic landmark and public garden. You may also support the Freer House by becoming a member.
Please visit this page and begin a rewarding role in historic preservation today!
Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here. Consider a WSU legacy gift in your estate plan.
Charles Lang Freer traveling in Japan. Freer House Second Floor Hall. Photo by Alex Vertikoff.
Freer House Main Hall. Photo by Alex Vertikoff.
Freer House Courtyard Garden