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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.

All Aboard the Bus!

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The Michiganders Are Coming! The American Revolution Tour 2
October 15-23, 2022

Seats are filling fast! Rediscover the amazing story of the United States’ war for independence on this 9-day, 8-night tour to our nation's founding region with Michiganders on the Road. We'll explore the Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Valley Forge, Independence Hall, the Hagley Museum, the Museum of the American Revolution, and more! And don't worry—we'll be eating good food at local and historic restaurants throughout the journey.

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Missed our recent Upper Peninsula History Conference?

You still have time to view the content! Watch almost all of the sessions, keynotes, workshops, and more for six weeks following the event with a post-conference virtual registration. History is at your fingertips!

Our new 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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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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