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The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the state’s oldest cultural organization, helps to connect the stories of all Michigan’s peoples to students, educators, historical organizations and the public through education programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations.

HSM publishes Michigan History and Chronicle magazines, operates the Michigan History Day® (National History Day in Michigan) program statewide, runs history conferences for the public throughout the state, holds weekly History Hounds® lectures for members, certifies farms in it Centennial Farm Program, marks homes that are more than a century old with its Michigan Heritage Home™ program, provides training and networking for local historical organizations, and so much more.  HSM is not collection based and has no museum or archives.

HSM is an educational nonprofit organization and relies on membership, donations, grants, and earned income for its revenue to operate. While not a part of state government, HSM is the official state historical society by law.

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Larry J. Wagenaar
Executive Director and CEO







Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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