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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.

Gift our magazine, get a free ticket!

Give a Michigan History magazine subcription and get a free ticket to a premiere Michigan history destination!

For a very limited time, HSM is offering an exclusive gifting promotion to its members, subscribers, and friends. Gift a new 1-year subscription to Michigan History magazine today and receive a free admission ticket to one of four premier Michigan historical destinations!

Get your admission ticket for one of these exciting locations: 

  • Colonial Michilimackinac
  • Fort Mackinac
  • Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center
  • Detroit Historical Museum

This offer will not last long—we have a limited number of admission tickets for each location! To ensure you get the ticket of your choice, we encourage you to take advantage of this sale early while supplies last. Details, exclusions, and more are listed on the subscription sign-up form

Support HSM in your end-of-year giving

Did you know that your support can keep Michigan history programs and publications affordable and accessible? As you wrap up your year and consider end-of-year giving, consider donating to the Historical Society of Michigan. Your donation of any amount will ensure that the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) can continue to tell the stories of the Great Lakes State.

As our gift to you, you may choose a free book for your donation of $50 or more. A special additional gift is available for higher donations. Learn more about the gift options!

Respond now by making a gift online or calling (800) 692-1828.

Thank you in advance for helping HSM bring understanding of our state’s history to more and more people each year!

Support HSM in your end-of-year giving!

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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