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Check out our upcoming workshops, History Hounds® lectures, conferences, member-submitted history events, and more all in one place.

In addition to all of our Historical Society of Michigan-hosted events, our online calendar is open for rolling submissions to all of our member local historical organizations and entities throughout Michigan. You must be logged in to our website in order to submit an event. For details or assistance in submitting an event for consideration to our online calendar, please email us at hsm@hsmichigan.org

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Fossils of the Michigan Basin

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Virtual

What is now Michigan was once the bottom of an ancient saltwater tropical sea. Millions of years’ worth of sediment covered much of the region until glaciers exposed the bottoms of the Devonian Seas. Join "PaleoJoe" as he takes you on a trip back in time to discover Michigan’s fossils.

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Exhibits on a Shoestring

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Virtual

This workshop will help you design top-notch, crowd-pleasing exhibits that will enable your museum to tell your community’s exciting stories.

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Night of the Wind: The Palm Sunday Tornado of April 1965

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Virtual

In April 1965, dozens of “Palm Sunday Tornadoes” tore through the Midwest, cutting a swath of destruction that stretched for hundreds of miles. Join us to hear about the tornado outbreak that killed 266 people—including 53 Michiganders—injured thousands more, and devastated towns in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

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The Clements Bookworm: “Classic Food and Restaurants of the Upper Peninsula” an Author Conversation with Russell M. Magnaghi

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Virtual

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is known for its regional delicacies and notable restaurants. In this episode of the Bookworm, author and award-winning historian Russell M. Magnaghi delves into the delectable food history of the Upper Peninsula as he takes us on an epicurean journey that will delight our tastebuds and transport us to the iconic foods and restaurants of the area.

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