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
Adrian Public Library
Lenawee County Historical Museum
Lenawee County Historical Society

Albion

Albion Historical Society

Alger

Alger County  Historical Society

Algonac

Algonac-Clay Historical Society

Allegan

Allegan County Historical Society

Almont

Almont District Library

Alpena

Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan

Alto

Bowne Township Historical Society

Ann Arbor

African American Cultural and Historical Museum
Bentley Historical Library
El Museo del Norte
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Kempf House Museum
Michigan Theater Foundation
Pittsfield Township Historical Society
University of Michigan Press
Washtenaw County Historical Society
William L. Clements Library

Arcadia

Arcadia Area Historical Society

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Bad Axe

Bad Axe Historical Society
Huron County Historical Society

Baldwin

Shrine of the Pines

Bangor

Bangor Historical Society
Michigan Flywheelers Museum

Baraga

Baraga County Historical Society
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Battle Creek

Historic Adventist Village
Willard Public Library – Helen Warner Branch

Bay City

Bay County Historical Society

Belding

The Belding Museum Board
Grattan Township Historical Society

Bellaire

Bellaire Area Historical Society

Belleville

Belleville Area Museum & Historical Society
Yankee Air Museum

Bellevue

Bellevue Area Historical Society

Benton Harbor

Mary’s City of David

Berkley

Historical Society of Berkley

Berrien Springs

Berrien County Historical Association

Big Rapids

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University
Mecosta County Historical Society

Birmingham

Birmingham Historical Museum & Society

Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Historical Society
Cranbrook Archives

Boyne City

Charlevoix County History Preservation Society

Breckenridge

Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society

Brethren

Brethren Heritage Association

Bridgeport

Historical Society of Bridgeport

Brighton

Brighton Area Historical Society

Brimley

Bay Mills Indian Community
Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society

Bruce

Historic Memorials Society in Detroit

Byron Center

Byron Center Historical Society

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Cadillac

Wexford County Historical Society

Calumet

Coppertown U.S.A. Mining Museum
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society

Cannonsburg

Cannon Township Historical Society

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 and Society

Cassopolis

Edward Lowe Foundation

Cedarville

Les Cheneaux Historical Association

Centreville

St. Joseph County Historical Society

Charlevoix

Castle Farms
Charlevoix Historical Society
Norwood Area Historical Society

Charlotte

Courthouse Square Association

Chassell

Chassell Historical Organization

Cheboygan

Aloha Historical Society
Cheboygan County History Center

Chelsea

Chelsea Area Historical Society

Chesaning

Chesaning Area Historical Society

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Historical Society

Clare

Clare County Historical Society

Clarkston

Clarkston Community Historical Society

Clinton

Historical Society of Clinton

Clinton Township

Clinton Township Historical Commission

Coldwater

Branch County Historical Society

Coloma

North Berrien Historical Society & Museum

Colon

Community Historical Society

Columbiaville

Columbiaville Historical Society
Historic Fort Wayne Coalition

Comstock Park

Alpine Township Historical Commission and Museum

Coopersville

Coopersville Area Historical Society
Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center 

Copemish

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

Covington

Covington Township Historical Museum

Curtis

Curtis Historical Society

Crystal

Crystal Township Historical Society

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls Museum Society

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Davison

Davison Area Historical Society

Dearborn

Arab American National Museum
Dearborn Historical Museum
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

Delta Township

Delta Township Historical Society

DeTour

DeTour Passage Historical Museum

Detroit

Burton Historical Collection
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit Historical Society
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Hellenic Museum of Michigan
Historic Elmwood Cemetery
Michigan Archival Association
MotorCities National Heritage Area
Motown Historical Museum
Ukrainian American Archives & Museum
Walter P. Reuther Library

Dexter

Dexter Area Historical Society

Dorr

Then & Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County 

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

Governor Warner Mansion
Farmington Historic District Commission
Farmington Historical Society

Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills Historic District Commission
Holocaust Memorial Center

Farwell

Farwell Area Historical Society and Museum

Ferndale

Ferndale Historical Society

Fife Lake

Fife Lake Historical Society

Flat Rock

Flat Rock Historical Society

Flint

Alfred P. Sloan Museum
Applewood Estate
Genesee County Historical Society
Kettering Archives
Scharchburg Archives
Whaley Historical House Museum

Flushing

Flushing Area Historical Society

Fowlerville

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth Historical Association
Michigan’s Own Military & Space Museum

Frankfort

Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse

Fraser

Fraser Historical Commission
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

Gaylord

Otsego County Historical Society and Museum

Gladwin

Gladwin County Historical Society

Goodells

Wales Historical Society

Gould City

Newton Township Historical Society

Grand Blanc

Gospel Army Black History Group
Grand Blanc Heritage Association

Grand Haven

Loutit District Library
Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society

Grand Marais

Grand Marais Historical Society

Grand Rapids

Cascade Historical Society & History Room
Gerald R. Ford Presidental Museum
Grand Rapids Historical Society
Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council
Heritage Hill Association
Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial
Michigan Masonic Museum & Library
Public Museum of Grand Rapids
Temple Emanuel of Grand Rapids Archives
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Grandville

Grandville Historical Commission & Museum

Grass Lake

Waterloo Area Historical Society
Whistlestop Park Association

Grayling

Crawford County Historical Society/Museum
Hartwick Pines State Park
Lovells Township Historical Society
Wellington Farm Park, Inc.

Greenbush

Greenbush Historical Society

Greenville

Fighting Falcon Military 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

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Hadley

Hadley Township Historical Society

Hale

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Hamburg

Hamburg Historical Museum

Hamtramck

Friends of Historic Hamtramck

Hancock

Finnish American Heritage Center
Quincy Mine Hoist Association

Hanover

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

Harbor Beach

White Rock School Museum

Harbor Springs

Andrew J. Blackbird Museum
Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

Harrison

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Harrisville

Alcona Historical Society

Hart

Hart Historic District Commission
Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Hartford

Van Buren County Historical Society

Hartland

Hartland Area Historical Society/Florence B. Dearing Museum

Hastings

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

Hermansville

IXL Historical Museum

Hickory Corners

Gilmore Car Museum

Highland

Highland Township Historical Society

Hillman

Brush Creek Mill
Hillman Historical Society
Montmorency County Historical Society

Hillsdale

Hillsdale County Historical Society

Holland

Center of African American Art and History
The Felt Estate
Historic Ottawa Beach Society
Holland Area Historical Society
Holland Museum
Joint Archives of Holland
Windmill Island Gardens

Holly

Abraham Lincoln Civil War Round Table
Holly Historical Society

Homer

Homer Historical Society

Houghton

Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw
Houghton County Historical Society

Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Area Historical Society

Howell

Howell Area Historical Society

Hubbardston

Hubbardston Area Historical Society

Hudson

Bean Creak Valley Historical Society
William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens

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L’Anse

Ford Center and Sawmill Museum

Lake Ann

Almira Historical Society

Lake Linden

Houghton County Historical Museum & Society

Lake Odessa

Ionia County Genealogical Society

Lansing

Archives of Michigan
Delta Township Historical Society
Gunnisonville Historical Community Preservation
Historical Society of Greater Lansing
Historical Society of Michigan
Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society
Library of Michigan
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Humanities Council
Michigan Oral History Association
Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum

Lapeer

Lapeer County Historical Society

Leland

Fishtown Preservation Society
Leelanau Historical Society & Museum

Lewiston

Lewiston Area Historical Society

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Historical Museum

Livonia

Livonia Historical Society

Lowell

Lowell Area Historical Museum

Ludington

Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association

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Mackinaw City

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

Mancelona

Mancelona Historical Society

Manchester

Manchester Area Historical Society

Manistique

Schoolcraft County Historical Society

Marine City

Historical Society of Marine CityMarine City Community Pride & Heritage Museum

Marquette

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
Marquette Regional History Center

Marshall

Marshall Historical Society
Walter’s Gasoline Museum

Mason

Mason Area Historical Society
Ingham County Historical Commission

Mears

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Menominee

Bailey Property Preservation Association
Menominee County Historical Society

Michigamme

Michigamme Museum

Midland

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio/Archives
Chippewa Nature Center
Midland County Historical Society

Milan

Milan Area Historical Society

Milford

Milford Historical Society and Museum

Millersburg

Glawe School Museum
Millersburg Area Historical Society

Millington

Millington-Arbela Historical Society & Museum

Monroe

Genealogical Society of Monroe County
Monroe Historic District Commission
Monroe County Historical Museum
River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Montrose

Montrose Historical Telephone Pioneer Museum

Mount Clemens

Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum
Michigan Transit Museum

Mount Pleasant

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

Munising

Alger County Historical Society

Muskegon

Hackley Public Library
Lakeshore Museum Center
Muskegon County Historical Society
Muskegon Heritage Association
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum
USS Silversides Submarine Museum

Muskegon Heights

James Jackson Museum of African American History

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Reed City

Old Rugged Cross Historical Society

Remus

Remus Historical Society

Republic

Republic Area Historical Society

Richmond

Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society

Rives Junction

Tompkins Center Historical Society

Rochester

Rochester-Avon Historical Society

Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Rockford

Algoma Township Historical Society
Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society
Rockford Area Historical Society

Rockland

Rockland Township Historical Museum

Rogers City

40 Mile Point Lighthouse
Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum
Presque Isle County Historical Museum

Romeo

Romeo Historical Society

Roscommon

Roscommon Area Historical Society

Roseville

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society

Royal Oak

Michigan Railroad History Conference
Royal Oak Historical Society

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Saginaw

Historical Society of Saginaw County
Hoyt Library – History & Genealogy Collection
Saginaw Valley Railway Historical Society
Theodore Roethke Home Museum

Salem

Salem Area Historical Society

Saline

Saline Area Historical Society
Saline District Library

Sanford

Sanford Area Historical Society

Saugatuck

The Felt Estate

Sault Ste. Marie

Chippewa County Historical Society
Le Sault de Ste Marie Historical Sites Inc.
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Sebewaing

Sebewaing Area Historical Society

Shelby

Shelby Area District Library – Local History Room

Shelby Township

Packard Motor Car Foundation

Shepherd

Shepherd Area Historical Society

South Haven

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

South Lyon

Green Oak Township Historical Society

South Range

Copper Range Historical Society

Southfield

Southfield Historical Society

St. Clair

St. Clair Historical Museum

St. Clair Shores

Historical Society of St. Clair Shores
Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum
St. Clair Shores Public Library

St. Ignace

Fort de Buade Museum
Michilimackinac Historical Society
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

St. Johns

Clinton County Historical Society

St. Joseph

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

St. Louis

St. Louis Area Historical Society

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Historical Commission/Library

Stockbridge

Waterloo Area Historical Society

Sturgis

Sturgis Historical Society

Sunfield

Sunfield Historical Society

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Vandalia

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County

Vicksburg

Vicksburg Historical Society

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