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Attend our conferences across Michigan to learn more about state and local history.

Our State. Our Stories. Three Premiere Events.

Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference Booklet Cover

Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference

Held annually in the spring in the Metro Detroit area, this conference is open to anyone interested in state or regional history. It is HSM's largest annual conference and includes several keynotes, content sessions, and more.

Upper Peninsula History Conference Booklet Cover

Upper Peninsula History Conference

Our summer conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes, hosted by a new locale each year. The annual Upper Peninsula History Awards provide the capstone event of the conference.

The 2022 Michigan History Conference Booklet Cover

Annual Meeting & Michigan History Conference

Our fall conference celebrates all aspects of Michigan’s history and offers a close-up look at the heritage of the host area. The event also contains the State History Awards and HSM's annual business meeting.

Have an idea for a conference session?

The Historical Society of Michigan welcomes submissions of sessions for consideration by the conference planning committee. If you are interested, please read the guidelines below and submit a session proposal.

Chuck Stokes presenting at a conference


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