State History Conference


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141st Annual Meeting and State History Conference

September 25-27, 2015

Saginaw, Michigan

Download a PDF of the conference flyer.

With a diverse lineup of breakout sessions, compelling keynotes, and some never-before-offered sessions, this year’s State History Conference is definitely a must-attend event!

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The 141st Annual Meeting and State History Conference will be held in Saginaw on September 25-27, 2015. The main sessions of the conference will take place at Saginaw Valley State University, and several other events will be held at exciting historical venues throughout the city.

The State History Awards will also be 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.

Here’s a preview of this year’s content…

  • 4 keynotes, including “An Evening with the Honorable Frank J. Kelley”
  • 12 breakout sessions and 4 workshops with topics such as “The Ships That Bay City Built,” “The Roaring Twenties’ Influence on African-American Migration,” “Forced to Fit In: The Assimilation Era and Federal Indian Policy,” and “The Flying Melzoras”
  • 4 tours, including “A Private Showing of the Goodridge Brothers’ Photographs” and “A Walking Tour of Saginaw’s Historic South Jefferson Avenue”
  • The President’s Reception, the State History Awards Banquet, the Celebration Banquet, and networking opportunities with other attendees and exhibitors

2015 SHC sponsors

Future Conferences

142nd Annual Meeting and State History Conference
September 23-25, 2016
Alpena, Michigan

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


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

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