Local Historical Organizations

Historical organizations that are HSM Members are listed below with direct connections to their website or organizational information.

For information about non-member organizations,  please refer to the Michigan History Directory, which lists more than 750 local historical organizations (both HSM members and non-members). Contact information on local societies that are not a member of HSM can also be obtained by contacting us.  If you represent a historical organization and would like to provide information to HSM or update current information please use the Historical Organization Information Form.

Please note: Organizations are listed by the cities in their physical addresses.  Organizations without a physical location will be listed under the city in their mailing address.

Visit our membership page for more information on joining HSM.

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Acme

Music House Museum

Ada

Ada Historical Society

Adrian

Adrian Dominican Sisters
Lenawee County Historical Museum

Ahmeek

Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn

Albion

Albion Historical Society
Albion District Library
Palmer House Inn Bend & Breakfast

Alger

Alger County Historical Society

Algonac

Algonac-Clay Historical Society

Allegan

Allegan County Historical Society

Allendale

Allendale Historical Society

Alma

Alma Public Library

Almont

Almont District Library

Alpena

Alpena County Library
Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan

Alto

Bowne Township Historical Commission
Farmall Acres Farm Museum

Ann Arbor

Bentley Historical Library
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Kempf House Museum
Michigan Theater Foundation
Pittsfield Township Historical Society
Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry
Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast Inn & Event Center
University of Michigan Bicentennial Office
University of Michigan Library
William L. Clements Library

Augusta

Fort Custer Historical Society

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Belleville

Belleville Area Museum & Archives
Yankee Air Museum

Bellevue

Bellevue Area Historical Society

Belmont

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Benton Harbor

Mary’s City of David

Benzonia

Benzie Area Historical Society

Berkley

Berkley Historical Committee

Berrien Springs

Berrien County Historical Association

Bessemer

Bessemer Area Historical Society

Big Bay

Thunder Bay Inn & Restaurant

Big Rapids

Big Rapids Historic Preservation Commission
Mecosta County Historical Society

Birmingham

Birmingham Historical Museum & Park

Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Township Public Library
Cranbrook Archives

Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Historical Society

Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale Area Historical Association

Breckenridge

Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society

Bridgeport

Historical Society of Bridgeport

Brighton

Brighton Area Historical Society
Brighton District Library
City of Brighton Arts, Culture, & History Center

Brimley

Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society

Bruce

Historic Memorials Society in Detroit

Byron Center

Byron Center Historical Society

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Caledonia

Caledonia Historical Society

Calumet

Copper Country Firefighters Memorial Museum
Houghton-Keweenaw County Genealogical Society
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society

Cannonsburg

Cannon Township Historical Society & Museum

Canton

Canton Historical Society

Capac

Capac Community Historical Society

Caro

Watrousville-Caro Area Historical Society

Caseville

Historical Society of Caseville

Caspian

Iron County Historical Museum & Society

Cassopolis

Cass County Pioneer Log Cabin Museum
Edward Lowe Foundation

Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs Historical Society & Museum

Cedarville

Les Cheneaux Historical Association
Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum

Central Lake

Central Lake Area Historical Society

Centreville

St. Joseph County Historical Society

Charlevoix

Castle Farms
Charlevoix Historical Society

Charlotte

Eaton County Historical Commission

Chassell

Chassell Historical Organization

Cheboygan

Aloha Historical Society
History Center of Cheboygan County

Chelsea

Chelsea Area Historical Society

Chesaning

Chesaning Area Historical Society

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Historical Society
Stahl’s Automotive Foundation

Clare

Clare County Historical Society

Clarkston

Clarkston Community Historical Society

Clawson

Clawson Historical Museum

Clinton

Historical Society of Clinton
Southern Michigan Railroad Society

Coldwater

Branch County Historical Society
Branch District Library

Coloma

Coloma Public Library
North Berrien Historical Society & Museum

Colon

Community Historical Society

Columbiaville

Columbiaville Historical Society
Historic Fort Wayne Coalition

Comstock Park

Alpine Township Historical Commission & Museum

Constantine

Abiel Fellows Chapter: Daughters of the American Revolution

Coopersville

Coopersville Area Historical Society

Copemish

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Covington

Covington Township Historical Museum

Crystal

Crystal Township Historical Society

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls Museum Society

Curtis

Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn

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Davison

Davison Area Historical Society

Dearborn

Arab American National Museum
Dearborn Historical Museum
The Henry Ford
Henry Ford Heritage Association

Dearborn Heights

Caroline Kennedy Library

Delta Township

Delta Township District Library

DeTour

DeTour Passage Historical Museum

Detroit

Burton Historical Collection
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc.
Detroit Study Club
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Montford Point Detachment #158 Marine Corp League
MotorCities National Heritage Area
Motown Historical Museum
University of Detroit Mercy Library

Dexter

Dexter Area Historical Society
Webster Township Historical Society

Dorr

Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Potawatomi Indians

Douglas

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum
Heddon Museum

Drummond Island

DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society

Dryden

Dryden Historical Society

Dundee

Historical Preservation Society of Dundee

Durand

Durand Union Station, Inc.

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Farmington

Farmington Historical Commission/Governor Warner Mansion

Farmington Hills

Farmington Community Library
Farmington Hills Historic District Commission
Farmington Historical Society
Holocaust Memorial Center

Farwell

Farwell Area Historical Society & Museum

Ferndale

Ferndale Historical Society

Fife Lake

Fife Lake Historical Society

Flat Rock

Flat Rock Historical Society

Flint

Alfred P. Sloan Museum
Applewood Estate
Flint Genealogical Society
Genesee County Historical Society
Stockton Center at Spring Grove
Whaley Historical House Museum

Flushing

Flushing Area Historical Society

Fowlerville

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth Historical Association
Michigan’s Military & Space Museum

Frankfort

Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse
Hotel Frankfort, LLC

Fraser

Fraser Historical Society

Fremont

Fremont Area District Library
Terry Wantz Historical Research Center

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Gagetown

Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn

Galesburg

Galesburg Historical Museum

Garden

Garden Peninsula Historical Society & Museum

Garden City

Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum

Gladwin

Gladwin County Historical Society

Goodells

St. Clair County Farm Museum
Wales Historical Society

Gould City

Newton Township Historical Society

Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc Heritage Association

Grand Haven

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society

Grand Marais

Gitche Gumee Agate & History Museum
Grand Marais Historical Society

Grand Rapids

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council
Heritage Hill Association
Michigan Masonic Museum & Library
Temple Emanuel of Grand Rapids Archives
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Grandville

Grandville Historical Commission & Museum

Grass Lake

Grass Lake Area Historical Society

Grayling

Crawford County Historical Society & Museum Complex
Lovells Township Historical Society

Wellington Farm Park, Inc.

Greenbush

Greenbush Historical Society

Greenville

Fighting Falcon Military Museum
Flat River Historical Society & Museum
Oakfield Museum

Grosse Ile

Grosse Ile Historical Society

Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Historical Society

Grosse Pointe Shores

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Gulliver

Gulliver Historical Society

Gwinn

Forsyth Township Historical Society Museum

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Hadley

Hadley Township Historical Society

Hale

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Hamburg

Hamburg Township Historical Museum

Hamtramck

Hamtramck Historical Commission

Hancock

Quincy Mine Hoist Association

Hanover

Hanover-Horton Hist Soc/Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum

Harbor Beach

Grice House Heritage Association & Museum

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

Harrison Township

Fashion and the Automobile

Harrisville

Alcona Historical Society

Harsens Island

Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society

Hart

Hart Historic District Commission
Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Hartford

Van Buren County Historical Society

Hastings

Barry County Historical Society
Charlton Park Village, Museum & Recreation Area

Hermansville

IXL Historical Museum

Hickory Corners

Gilmore Car Museum
Midwest Miniatures Museum

Hillman

Brush Creek Mill
Montmorency County Historical Society

Hillsdale

Hillsdale County Historical Society

Holland

A.C. Van Raalte Institute
Bonnie’s Parsonage 1908 Bed & Breakfast

Herrick District Library
Historic Ottawa Beach Society

Holland Historical Trust
Holland Area Historical Society
Joint Archives of Holland
Windmill Island Gardens

Holly

Holly Historical Society

Homer

Homer Historical Society

Houghton

Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw

Howell

Howell Area Historical Society

Hubbardston

Hubbardston Area Historical Society
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Complex

Hudson

William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens

Hulbert

Tahquamenon Hotel

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Lake Ann

Almira Historical Society

Lake Linden

Houghton County Historical Museum & Society

Lake Odessa

Ionia County Genealogical Society

Lake Orion

Orion Township Public Library

Lakeview

Lakeview Area Museum

Lansing

Delta Township Historical Society
Gunnisonville Historical Community Preservation

Historical Society of Greater Lansing
Historical Society of Michigan
Library of Michigan
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Michigan Historical Center
Michigan Humanities Council
Michigan Oral History Association
Michigan State Capitol Building
Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum

Lapeer

Davis Brothers Farm Shop Museum
Lapeer County Historical Society

Leland

Fishtown Preservation Society
Leelanau Historical Society & Museum
Riverside Inn

Lewiston

Lewiston Area Historical Society

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum

Linden

City of Linden
Linden Historic District Commission

Livonia

Livonia Historical Society
Madonna University Archives

Lowell

Lowell Area Historical Museum

Ludington

Cartier Mansion
The Inn at Ludington
Lake Michigan Carferry Service

Mason County Historical Society
Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association

Luzerne

Steiner Logging & Pioneer Museum

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Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel
Mission Point Resort

Mackinaw City

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum
Mackinaw Area Historical Society
Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mancelona

Mancelona Historical Society

Manchester

Manchester Area Historical Society

Manistee

S.S. City of Milwaukee

Manistique

Schoolcraft County Historical Society

Manton

Manton Area Historical Society & Museum

Marine City

Community Pride & Heritage Museum
Historical Society of Marine City

Marlette

Marlette Historical Society

Marquette

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
Bishop Baraga Association
Marquette Regional History Center

Marshall

Capitol Hill School
Marshall Historical Society
National House Inn
Walter’s Gasoline & Interurban Railroad Museum

Marysville

Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society

Mason

Barnes Street Bed & Breakfast
Ingham County Historical Commission
Mason Area Historical Society
Victorian Society in America – Michigan Chapter

Menominee

Menominee County Historical Society
Spies Public Library

Michigamme

Michigamme Museum

Midland

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio/Archives
Chippewa Nature Center
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Heritage Park
Midland County Historical Society

Milan

Milan Area Historical Society
The Old Fire Barn

Milford

Mary Jackson’s Childhood Home
Milford Historical Society & Museum

Millersburg

Millersburg Area Historical Society

Millington

Millington-Arbela Historical Society & Museum

Monroe

Ellis Reference & Information Center
Genealogical Society of Monroe County

Monroe County Community College Library
Monroe County Library System
Monroe County Historical Museum
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
River Raisin Territorial Park
Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Museum

Montague

Montague Museum

Montrose

Montrose Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum

Mount Clemens

Macomb County Historical Society & Crocker House Museum
Michigan Transit Museum
Mount Clemens Public Library
Society of Automotive Historians – Henry M. Leland Chapter

Mount Pleasant

Clarke Historical Library
Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society
Museum of Cultural & Natural History
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways

Munising

Alger County Historical Society

Muskegon

Hackley Public Library
Lakeshore Museum Center
Muskegon Community College Library
Muskegon County Historical Society
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon Heritage Association
Port City Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum
USS Silversides Submarine Museum

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Painesdale

Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc.

Parma

Tompkins Center Historical Society

Paw Paw

Paw Paw District Library

Pentwater

Pentwater Historical Society

Peshawbestown

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

Petoskey

Bay View Association
Petoskey District Library
Stafford’s Bay View Inn
Stafford’s Perry Hotel

Pickford

Pickford Area Historical Society

Pigeon

Pigeon Historical Society

Plymouth

Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum

Pointe Aux Pins

Bois Blanc Island Historical Society

Pontiac

Oakland County Historical Commission
Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society

Port Austin

Port Austin Area Historical Society

Port Hope

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Society

Port Huron

Knowlton’s Ice Museum of North America
Port Huron Museum
St. Clair County Library System

Port Sanilac

Sanilac County Village & Museum

Portland

Portland Area Historical Society

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Remus

Remus Area Historical Society

Republic

Republic Area Historical Society

Richmond

Lois Wagner Memorial Library
Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society

Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms
Rochester Hills Public Library

Rockford

Algoma Township Historical Society
Rockford Area Historical Society

Rockland

Rockland Township Historical Museum

Rogers City

40 Mile Point Lighthouse
Presque Isle County Historical Museum

Romeo

Romeo District Library – Kezar Library
Romeo Historical Society

Roscommon

Roscommon Area Historical Society

Roseville

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society

Royal Oak

Michigan Railroad History Conference
Royal Oak Historical Society

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Saginaw

Catholic Heritage Museum
Historical Society of Saginaw County

Hoyt Library History & Genealogy Collection
Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society

Salem

Salem Area Historical Society

Saline

Saline Area Historical Society
Saline District Library

Sanford

Sanford Area Historical Society

Saranac

Boston-Saranac Historical Society

Sault Ste. Marie

Bayliss Public Library
Chippewa County Historical Society

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Sault Historic Sites
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Sugar Island Historical Preservation Society

Sebewaing

Old Sebewaing Township Hall
Sebewaing Area Historical Society

Shelby

Shelby Area District Library – Local History Room

Shelby Township

Packard Motor Car Foundation

Shepherd

Shepherd Area Historical Society

Sidney

Montcalm Heritage Village

Sodus

Log Cabin Society of Michigan

South Haven

Historical Association of South Haven
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
Michigan Maritime Museum

South Lyon

Green Oak Township Historical Society
Salem-South Lyon District Library

South Range

Copper Range Historical Society & Museum

Southfield

Southfield Historical Society & Museum

Spring Arbor

Michigan Archival Association

St. Charles

St. Charles Area Museum

St. Clair Shores

Historical Society of St. Clair Shores

St. Ignace

Michilimackinac Historical Society

St. Johns

Clinton County Historical Society

St. Joseph

The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Silver Beach Carousel Society

St. Louis

St. Louis Area Historical Society

Stanton

White Pine Library

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Historical Commission/Library

Stockbridge

Waterloo Area Historical Society

Sturgis

Sturgis Historical Society

Sunfield

Sunfield Historical Society

Suttons Bay

Hillside Homestead

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Vandalia

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County

Vicksburg

Vicksburg Historical Society

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