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Promoting Our State, Our Stories Since 1828

The Historical Society of Michigan connects Michigan's stories to students, educators, historical organizations, and the public.

Promoting Our State, Our Stories Since 1828

The Historical Society of Michigan connects Michigan's stories to students, educators, historical organizations, and the public.

Attend Our Next Conference

The 73rd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 24-25, 2022

Join us to learn more about the history of the Upper Peninsula with:

  • Keynotes covering a variety of popular topics
  • Breakout sessions on local and statewide histories
  • A video library of pre-recorded bonus content
  • A virtual exhibit hall
  • And more!
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New to our updated website?

In April 2022, we launched a brand-new website—welcome! With this major change comes new features, pages, and options. It's a lot to take in, and if you're a Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) member, the change is even more dramatic—for the first time ever, we can offer exclusive member benefits with your new account options. Read Michigan History and Chronicle magazine online with all-new digital access, watch History Hounds® on your own time with our recorded library of lectures, see your registered events, manage your memberships and donations, and more.

Learn more about how you can get started and successfully login today to start accessing all of your member benefits on the new account dashboard.

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All Aboard the Bus!

Michiganders on the Road®, our popular traveling tour program, is back! Join us as we travel to Illinois this August 18-21 to explore Abraham Lincoln's past with "The Life of Lincoln Tour." Seats are filling up fast, so join us today! 

Read All About It

Read more about Michigan's unique past with our HSM Publications with the popular Michigan History magazine; our quarterly membership magazine, Chronicle; and our academic journal, The Michigan Historical Review.

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Supporting the Historical Society of Michigan

The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit with a unique Michigan history education mission, and is not part of Michigan’s state government. Although the state Legislature has designated HSM the state’s official historical society, that role does not come with annual appropriations in the state budget. We rely on friends, members, and donors to support an ever-increasing amount of Michigan history programming.

Become An HSM Member

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Get the most out of Michigan's history

With a Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) membership, you can access all that we have to offer as a nonprofit organization. Join our community today and receive:

  • Both Michigan History and Chronicle magazines - including print and online versions
  • Weekly access to live History Hounds® lectures and previous recorded content
  • Discounts on our conferences, workshops, and other programs
  • And more!

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