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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.

HSM Update Annual Report 2022

The 2022 HSM Update is Here!

The HSM Update, or annual report of the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), is a great way to explore our organization. The past year's edition is hot off the press—check out all of the programs, initiatives, and more that our organization has been up to for the past fiscal year!

Filled with highlights of our programs, publications, nonprofit endeavors, and history education, the HSM Update celebrates the work of our team and the honors the valuable contributions and participation of our members and friends. It also includes a list of our valued donors and supporters. An expanded list of donors will be available here in the coming weeks. 

Our website

Welcome! Our website is full of features, pages, and options. If you're new to our organization and/or our website, we encourage you to start with our Getting Started page. It's a lot to take in, and if you're a Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) member, there's even more to process—our site offers exclusive member benefits with member 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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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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