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The Historical Society of Michigan's staff, Board of Trustees, and more.

Our organization's leadership and staff

Bill Anderson receiving the History Hero Award at the 2019 Michigan History Conference.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees oversees the work of the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) and focuses on larger and broader decisions that affect the organization. These areas include HSM's overall mission and direction, future planning, fiduciary responsibilities, and oversight of the Society's executive leadership.

The Historical Society of Michigan Staff

HSM Staff

The Historical Society of Michigan is staffed by an incredible team of motivated history advocates with a passion for telling Michigan's stories. They handle a complex list of duties including managing our events, supporting our state's educational programs, producing award winning publications, communicating with you through social media and our website, fulfilling subscriptions and memberships, honoring our state's history through awards and recognition programs, and so much more.

Stokes speaking at a conference

Diversity and Inclusion

The Historical Society of Michigan demonstrates our commitment to diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways, including an ongoing commitment to a diverse Board of Trustees; equitable hiring practices for HSM staff; sharing the stories of historically marginalized peoples; and a commitment to diversity in the content of our publications, conferences, and other programming.

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History Job Board

Are you looking for a job? Browse HSM's open positions and other history-related open positions within the Michigan historical community and apply today on our History Job Board.

We noticed there is someone missing from this page... YOU!

It's not just our wonderful staff and Board of Trustees that keep our organization happy and thriving from year to year—our team shares that honor with you, our members and Michigan community. HSM relies on donations, memberships, subscriptions to our publications, and more to continue our growth and promotion of Michigan's history. We thank you for your support!

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