The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the state’s oldest cultural organization, helps to connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations and the public through education programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations.
Established in 1828, the Historical Society of Michigan is a member supported educational 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. It receives no support for operations from any level of government.
HSM is not collection based and does not operate the state museum or archives housed at the Michigan Historical Center in downtown Lansing. The Center is a part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.