State History Conference

The 142nd Annual Meeting and State History Conference will be held
September 23-25, 2016, in Alpena, Michigan.

The State History Conference moves to a different location in the Lower Peninsula each year. This conference celebrates all aspects of Michigan’s history and offers a close-up look at the heritage of the host area. The State History Awards are also presented during the conference. Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents a State History Award to those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. Learn more about the State History Awards.

SHC-current-coverState History Conference pre-registration is now closed. Walk-ins still welcome! No meal tickets are available for walk-ins.

Download the 2016 flyer here.

The State History Conference offers…

  • Four keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics, including sessions that explore the host area’s heritage
    • Shipwreck Alley: A Closer Look at the Shipwrecks of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
    • Maritime Triumphs and Tragedies in Northeast Michigan
    • The Murder of the King of Presque Isle County
    • A Shot from Alpena: The Assassin of President McKinley
  • 12 breakout sessions, 4 workshops, and 4 tours
  • President’s Reception, State History Awards Banquet, and Closing Banquet
  • Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit
  • Networking opportunities

Come see what all the excitement is about!

2016 SHC sponsors

Future Conferences

143rd Annual Meeting and State History Conference
September 22-24, 2017
Holland, Michigan

144th Annual State History Conference
September 28-30, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

145th Annual State History Conference
September 27-29, 2019
Ludington, Michigan


Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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