State History Awards

State History Award Seal

Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents State History Awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. The awards are presented at the annual State History Conference and recognize the excellence of achievement by an individual or organization in the collection, preservation, and/or promotion of state and local history in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Volunteer Service (Individuals only)
  • Distinguished Professional Service (Individuals only)
  • Books: University & Commercial Press
  • Books: Private Printing
  • Books: Children & Youth
  • Businesses
  • Communications: Newsletters & Websites
  • Education: Educational Programs
  • Education: Educator
  • Institutions
  • Local Societies
  • Media
  • Restoration/Preservation
  • Special Programs/Events
  • Best Article in Michigan History magazine

To nominate an individual or organization for a State History Award, please complete and submit the 2014 State History Award Nomination Form Please read the nomination form submission requirements carefully.

Nominations for the 2014 State History Awards are due in the HSM offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014. Postmarks are not accepted.

Individuals currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Michigan are not eligible for this award.

The Historical Society of Michigan also gives a State History Award for the readers’ choice honor of “Best Article in Michigan History Magazine.” Check back in 2014 for more information.

Past State History Award Recipients

To learn more about past recipients of the State History Awards, select the links below:

2013 State History Awards
2012 State History Awards
2011 State History Awards
2010 State History Awards


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