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Local Historical Organizations

Explore our member historical organizations throughout the state. 

Local history in Michigan's communities

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Our member historical organizations are listed below with direct connections to their website or organizational information.

For information about nonmember organizations,  please refer to the Michigan History Directory, which lists more than 750 local historical organizations (both HSM members and nonmembers). Contact information on local societies that are not a member of HSM can also be obtained by contacting us.  If you represent a historical organization and would like to provide information to HSM or update current information please contact us.

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Visit our membership page for more information on joining HSM.

Where do I find the Michigan History Directory?

Non member organizations can be found in the Michigan History Directory, which lists more than 750 local historical organizations (both HSM members and non-members).

Contact information on local societies that are not a member of HSM can also be obtained by contacting us

HSM's Member Historical Organizations:

Please note: Organizations are listed by the cities in their physical addresses.  Organizations without a physical location will be listed under the city in their mailing address.

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Acme

Music House Museum

Ada

Ada Historical Society
Fallasburg Historical Society

Adrian

Adrian District Library
Lenawee County Historical Museum

Albion

Albion College
Albion District Library
Albion Historical Society

Alden

Helena Township Historical Society

Algonac

Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society

Allegan

Allegan County Historical Society

Allendale

Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University

Alpena

Alpena County Library
Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan

Alpha

Alpha Historical Museum

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor District Library
Bentley Historical Library
Kempf House Museum
Pittsfield Township Historical Society
Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry
Washtenaw County Historical Society
William Clements Library

Arcadia

Camp Arcadia Archives

Athens

Athens Area Historical Society

Au Gres

Arenac County Historical Society & Museum

Auburn

Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum

 

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Bellaire

Bellaire Area Historical Society

Belleville

Belleville Area Museum & Archives
Yankee Air Museum

Bellevue

Bellevue Area Historical Society

Belmont

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Benton Harbor

Morton House Museum

Benzonia

Benzie Area Historical Society

Berrien Springs

Berrien County Historical Association
James White Library

Bessemer

Bessemer Area Historical Society

Big Rapids

Ferris State University Library

Birmingham

Birmingham Historical Museum & Park

Bitely

Woodland Park Historical Society

Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Historical Society

Brethren

Brethren Heritage Association

Bridgeport

Historical Society of Bridgeport

Brighton

Brighton Area Historical Society

Brimley

Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society

Buchanan

Buchanan Preservation Society

Byron Center

Byron Center Historical Society

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Calumet

Copper Country Firefighters Memorial Museum
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society

Cannonsburg

Cannon Township Historical Society & Museum

Canton

Canton Historical Society
Canton Township Historic District Commission

Caro

Watrousville-Caro Area Historical Society

Caseville

Historical Society of Caseville

Caspian

Iron County Historical Museum & Society

Cassopolis

Cass District Library
Cass County Historical Society

Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs Historical Society & Museum

Cedarville

Les Cheneaux Historical Museum

Charlevoix

Castle Farms
Charlevoix Historical Society
Norwood Area Historical Society

Charlotte

Courthouse Square Organization

Chassell

Chassell Historical Organization

Chelsea

Chelsea Area Historical Society

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Historical Society
Stahls Automotive Foundation

Clare

Clare County Historical Society

Clarkston

Independence District Library

Coldwater

Branch County Historical Society

Coloma

Civil War Roundtable of Southwest Michigan
North Berrien Historical Society & Museum

Colon

Community Historical Society of Colon

Columbiaville

Columbiaville Historical Society

Commerce Township

Commerce Township Community Library

Comstock Park

Alpine Township Historical Commission & Museum

Constantine

Abiel Fellows Chapter: Daughters of the American Revolution

Coopersville

Coopersville Area District Library
Coopersville Area Historical Society

Crystal

Crystal Township Historical Society

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls Museum Society

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Davison

Davison Area Historical Society

Dearborn

Dearborn Historical Museum
Great Lakes Maritime Institute
Henry Ford Estate
The Henry Ford
Henry Ford Heritage Association

Dearborn Heights

Caroline Kennedy Library

Delton

Bernard Historical Society & Museum

DeTour Village

DeTour Passage Historical Museum

Detroit

Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation
Burton Historical Collection
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit Historical Society
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Historic Fort Wayne Coalition
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
Motown Historical Museum
University of Detroit Mercy Library

Dexter

Dexter Area Historical Society
Webster Township Historical Society

Dorr

Then & Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County

Douglas

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum
Heddon Museum

Drummond Island

DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society

Dundee

Historical Preservation Society of Dundee

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Farmington

Farmington Historical Commission/Governor Warner Mansion

Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills Historic District Commission
Holocaust Memorial Center

Farwell

Farwell Area Historical Society & Museum

Fenton

Fenton Historical Society

Ferndale

Ferndale Historical Society

Fife Lake

Fife Lake Historical Society

Flint

Flint Genealogical Society
Genesee County Historical Society
Sloan*Longway

Flushing

Flushing Area Historical Society

Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth Historical Museum
The Michigan Heroes Museum

Frankfort

Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse

Fraser

Fraser Historical Society

Fremont

Fremont Area District Library Local History Room

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Garden City

Straight Farm House

Gibraltar

Friends of Potter Cemetery Association

Gladwin

Gladwin County Historical Society

Gould City

Newton Township Historical Society

Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc Heritage Association

Grand Haven

Tri-Cities Historical Museum
Midwest Miniatures Museum

Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society

Grand Marais

Grand Marais Historical Society
Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum

Grand Rapids

Cascade Historical Society
Covenant Living of the Great Lakes
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grace Hauenstein Library
Grand Rapids Historical Society
Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley University
Heritage Hill Association
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Grandville

Grandville Historical Commission

Grass Lake

Lost Railway Museum

Grayling

Camp Grayling Officers Club
Wellington Farm Park, Inc.

Greenville

Fighting Falcon Military Museum
Flat River Historical Society & Museum
Oakfield Museum

Grosse Ile

Grosse Ile Historical Society

Grosse Pointe Farms

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Louisa St. Clair Chapter

Grosse Pointe Shores

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Gwinn

Forsyth Township Historical Society Museum

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Hadley

Hadley Township Historical Society

Hamburg

Hamburg Township Historical Museum

Hamtramck

Hamtramck Historical Commission

Hancock

Quincy Mine Hoist Association

Harbor Beach

Grice House Hoist Association, Inc.

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

Harrison Township

Fashion and the Automobile

Harrisville

Alcona Historical Society

Harsens Island

Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society
The Old Club

Hart

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Hartford

Van Buren County Historical Society and Museum

Hartland

Cromaine District Library

Hastings

Barry County Historical Society
Hastings Public Library
Historic Charlton Park Village & Museum

Hessel

Hessel School House

Hickory Corners

Gilmore Car Museum
 

Hillman

Brush Creek Mill

Hillsdale

Hillsdale College
Hillsdale County Historical Society
Friends of Mitchell Research Center

Holland

A.C. Van Raalte Institute
Historic Ottawa Beach Society
Holland Area Historical Society
Holland Historical Trust
Joint Archives of Holland
Olive Township Historical Society

Holly

Hadley Cemetery
Holly Historical Society

Homer

Homer Historical Society

Houghton

Michigan Tech Archives

Hudson

Bean Creek Valley Historical Society
William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens

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Interlochen

Interlochen Arts Academy

Ionia

Ionia County Historical Society

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Menominee Range Historical Foundation Museum

Iron River

Beechwood Historical Society

Ironwood

Erwin Township Historical Society

Ishpeming

Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum
Ishpeming Area Historical Society

Ithaca

Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society

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Lake Ann

Almira Historical Society

Lake Linden

Houghton County Historical Museum & Society

Lake Odessa

Ionia County Genealogical Society

Lake Orion

Orion Historical Society
Orion Township Public Library

Lakeview

Lakeview Area Museum

Lansing

Greater Lansing Historical Society
Gunnisonville Historical Community Preservation
Historical Society of Michigan
Library of Michigan
Michigan State Capitol Commission
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Michigan History Center
Michigan Railroad History Conference
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum

Lapeer

Lapeer County Historical Society/Davis Brothers Farm Shop Museum
Lapeer District Library

Leland

Fishtown Preservation Society
Leelanau Historical Society & Museum
Leelanau Community Cultural Center

Leslie

Leslie Area Historical Society & Museum

Lewiston

Lewiston Area Historical Society

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum

Linden

Linden Historic District Commission

Livonia

Livonia Civic Center Library
Livonia Historical Commission

Lowell

Lowell Area Historical Museum

Ludington

Mason County Historical Society
Mason County District Library
Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association

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Madison, WI

Wisconsin State Historical Society

Mancelona

Mecosta

The Russell Kirk Center of Cultural Renewal

Montrose

Montrose Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum

Morley

Morley Community Center

Mount Clemens

Macomb County Historical Society
Michigan Transit Museum
Mount Clemens Public Library

Mount Pleasant

Central Michigan University
Michigan Barn Preservation Network

Munising

Alger County Historical Society

Muskegon

Hackley Public Library
Lakeshore Museum Center
Muskegon Heritage Association
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon County Historical Society
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum
S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation, Inc.
USS Silversides Submarine Museum

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Oakland

Oakland Township Historical Society

Okemos

Friends of Historic Meridian
Michigan Humanities Council

Old Mission

Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society

Omena

Omena Historical Society

Orchard Lake

Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society

Ortonville

Ortonville Community Historical Society

Oscoda

Wurtsmith Air Museum

Oshtemo

Oshtemo Historical Society

Otisville

Otisville Area Historical Association

Otsego

Otsego Area Historical Society

Ovid

Ovid Historical Society

Owosso

Shiawassee Arts Center
Shiawassee County Historical Society
Shiawassee District Library

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Quincy

Quincy Historical Society

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Ray Township

Friends of Ray Township Library & Historical Society

Redford

Redford Township Historical Commission

Remus

Remus Area Historical Society

Republic

Republic Area Historical Society

Richmond

Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society

Rives Junction

Tompkins Center Historical Society

Rochester

Oakland University
Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester-Avon Historical Society

Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms

Rockford

Algoma Township Historical Society
Rockford Area Historical Society

Rockland

Rockland Township Historical Museum

Rogers City

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum
Friends of the Ocqueoc Outdoor Center
Presque Isle County Historical Museum
 

Romeo

Romeo Historical Society

Roscommon 

Roscommon Area Historical Society

Rose City

Rose City Area Historical Society

Roseville

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society
Roseville Public Library

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Historical Society

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Saginaw

Historical Society of Saginaw County
Hoyt Public Library History & Genealogy Collection

Salem

Salem Area Historical Society

Saline

Saline Area Historical Society

Sanford

Sanford Area Historical Society
Sanford Centennial Museum

Saranac

Boston-Saranac Historical Society

Saugatuck

All Saints Episcopal Church

Sault Ste. Marie

Bayliss Public Library
Chippewa County Historical Society
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Sugar Island Historical Preservation Society

Schoolcraft

Pure Schoolcraft

Scottville

Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center

Sebewaing

Sebewaing Area Historical Society

Selfridge Air National Guard Base

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Shelby

Shelby Area District Library Local History Room

Shelby Township

Packard Proving Grounds

Sidney

Montcalm Heritage Village

Skanee

Arvon Township Historical Society

Sodus

Log Cabin Society of Michigan

South Haven

Liberty Hyde Bailey
Museum
Michigan Maritime Museum

South Lyon

Green Oak Township Historical Society
Lyon Township Public Library
Salem-South Lyon District Library
South Lyon Area Historical Society

South Range

Copper Range Historical Society & Museum

Southfield

Southfield Historical Society & Museum

Sparta

Sparta Township Historical Commission

St. Clair

St. Clair Historical Commission

St. Clair Shores

National Society of Colonial Dames in Michigan

St. Ignace

Michilimackinac Historical Society

St. Johns

Clinton County Historical Society

St. Louis

St. Louis Area Historical Society

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Historical Commission/Library

Stockbridge

Waterloo Area Historical Society

Sturgis

Sturgis Historical Society

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Vandalia

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County

Vicksburg

Vicksburg Historical Society

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Wakefield

Wakefield Historical Society

Warren

Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center Warren Historical & Genealogical Society
Warren Historical Commission

Washington

Friends of the Loren Andrus Octagon House
Historic Memorials Society Detroit
Romeo District Library

Waterford

Waterford Township Historical Society

Wayne

Wayne Historical Society

West Bloomfield

Chaldean Cultural Center
Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Community Awards

West Branch

Ogemaw Historical Society and Museum

Westphalia

Westphalia Historical Society

Wheeler

Breckenridge/Wheeler Area Historical Society

White Cloud

White Cloud Community Library

White Lake

White Lake Community Library
White Lake Township Historical Society

Williamston

Michigan One-Room Schoolhouse Association
Williamston Depot Museum

Wixom

Wixom Historical Society & Museum

Worcester

American Antiquarian Society

Wyandotte

Wyandotte Historical Society & Museum

Wyoming

Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary

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