"Sniff out" the past with History Hounds
Enjoy learning about Michigan history in a casual setting? Our lectures are for you!
Join us for our weekly History Hounds presentations and discover more of Michigan's history. From the Underground Railroad to shipwrecks, our diverse offering of lectures are a popular event for our members and community. You can find a schedule of upcoming topics and speakers below.
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A Benefit of Membership
Did you know that all of our History Hounds lectures are free with an HSM membership? With new lectures every week on unique topics each year, our program is a popular reason for many to choose membership over single lecture sign-ups. Register for any—or all!—for free and peruse our online library of older, pre-recorded lectures at any time on our website.
NOTE: Registration for each History Hounds event closes 3 hours prior to the event time—9 a.m. ET for Tuesday midday lectures and 4 p.m. ET for Wednesday evening lectures.
Registrations completed after those times will not be processed in time for live viewing of the event.
Looking for recordings of past lectures?
HSM members can access past lectures on demand! You must be logged in with an active membership to view past recordings of History Hounds and all your other benefits.
Programs alternate each week between Wednesday evenings (7 p.m. Eastern) and Tuesday afternoons (12 p.m. Eastern) and last for approximately one hour. All programs will be virtual until further notice. Browse upcoming lectures below, and sign up today!
- History Hounds is FREE for HSM members – both individuals and organizations
- Nonmembers can attend for $7 per event
- Instructions for joining the virtual program will be sent to registered attendees one day prior to the scheduled lecture
- Attendees who sign up the same day as the event can find the instructions for joining on the event listing after completing registration
Get the most out of Michigan's history
If you're considering attending one of our History Hounds lectures, or have participated in a previous one, we encourage you to check out our HSM membership program. ALL of our History Hounds lectures are free with an HSM membership—and you'll be able to re-watch or catch up on missed lectures at your leisure using your online account.
The membership is a great way to save and enjoy all of our additional history content. All HSM members receive event discounts, free access to weekly History Hounds® live lectures and previously recorded lectures, both Michigan History and Chronicle magazines, and more.
We'd love to help! Reach out to our HSM staff today at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at (517) 324-1828.