The Historical Society of Michigan operates four major conferences and a variety of training workshops each year. Three of the conferences are for the general public and one is intended for educators.
- Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference is held each year in March in the metro Detroit area. It includes sessions on many aspects of southeast Michigan history, as well as genealogy, oral history, archival issues, and local historical societies.
- The Upper Peninsula History Conference is held each year in June in various regions of the U.P.
- The Annual Meeting and State History Conference is held each year in the fall (late September or early October) in the Lower Peninsula.
- Mulling Over Michigan is designed for educators, administrators, and historical organization educators who are involved in teaching Michigan history.
- History Skills Workshops on a wide variety of topics. Most stand-alone workshops are held at the HSM office in Lansing. The State History Conference and UP History Conference include pre-conference workshops. A training, mini-workshop track is also included in most of our conferences.