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Michigan Students Honored at 2016 National History Day
The 67th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held June 24-26, 2016, in Munising. Read more...
Michigan students were among the thousands of participants from across the United States and several territories competing in the 2016 National History Day contest, which took place June 12-16, 2016, Read more...
Welcome to the Historical Society of Michigan
The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft. The Society helps to connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations and the public through educational programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations. HSM is not collection based and has no museum or archives.
HSM is an educational non-profit organization and relies on membership, donations, grants, and earned income for its revenue to operate. The Society receives no funding from any level of state government. While not a part of government, HSM is the official state historical society by law.
Larry J. Wagenaar