Discover the unique history of the Upper Peninsula
The Upper Peninsula History Conference
From Iron Mountain to Sault Ste Marie, the Upper Peninsula is a beautiful region of Michigan filled with unique history and stories to share. Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan hosts a conference tailored only to U.P.-based history. It's a fun, casual event atmosphere with keynotes, content sessions, tours, delicious food, and more. Come see what all the excitement is about! For 2022, our conference is virtual and will focus on the entire Upper Peninsula as opposed to a particular region. Learn more about the conference below!
The 73rd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
Join us virtually this June 24-25 for a one-of-a-kind conference featuring all regions of the Upper Peninsula. The event includes...
- Fact and Fiction: Gangsters in the U.P.
- Call of the Isle: Wolf Restoration on Isle Royale
- Still Missing: The Loss of the Inkermann and Cerisoles
- Toward the Light: Death and Lighthouses
- Beads, Rings, and Datable Things: Goose Lake Archaeology
- Sessions, Workshops, and the Upper Peninsula History Awards
- Virtual Exhibit Hall
- On-Demand Videos
- Before, During, and After the Conference
- Video Library of U.P. History Topics
- And Much More!
74th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 23–25, 2023
Iron Mountain, MI – Kingsford High School
72nd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 25–26, 2021
Bay Mills/Brimley, MI – Virtual
71st Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 19-21, 2020
Bay Mills/Brimley, MI – Cancelled
70th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 28-30, 2019
Escanaba, MI – Bay College
Get the most out of Michigan's history
If you're considering attending one of our conferences, or are already an attendee, we encourage you to check out our HSM membership program. With significant discounts to all of our conferences and events, the membership is a great way to save and enjoy all of our additional history content. All HSM members receive conference discounts, free access to weekly History Hounds® live lectures and previously recorded lectures, both Michigan History and Chronicle magazines, and more.