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History Skills Workshops®

Training opportunities for historical organizations and interested history advocates to advance their skills.

Hone your skills with our educational workshops

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Learn more about a particular topic or hone a skill from experts in different historical fields

Our History Skills Workshops® are training opportunities for historical organizations and interested history advocates to gain skills that can be applied in museums, organizations, and personal collections. Check out our list of upcoming workshops below and learn more about our program. We hope to see you there!

Or call (800) 692-1828

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A Benefit of Membership

Did you know that HSM members receive discounts on all of our programs, including History Skills Workshops? Get the most out of your learning experience and save with one of our popular membership plans. And it's not just discounts—in addition to savings on all of our workshops, members also receive our two magazines and other benefits and perks. 


  • Workshops are $49 for members and $89 for nonmembers (price includes a one-year HSM membership)
  • Doubleheaders offer a pair of morning and afternoon workshops for a discounted price, or you can register for the individual workshops
  • Workshops will be virtual until further notice
  • Registration closes the day prior to the workshop. "Walk-ins" are welcome to register by calling (800) 692-1828
  • Instructions for joining the virtual meeting (and any handouts) will be sent to registered attendees one day prior to the scheduled workshop
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Upcoming Workshops

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Exhibits on a Shoestring



This workshop will help you design top-notch, crowd-pleasing exhibits that will enable your museum to tell your community’s exciting stories.

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Picture This: Digitizing Photographs



Join us to learn about scanners, digitizing photographs to TIFF and JPEG formats, and editing using software such as Adobe Photoshop.

*PLEASE NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for Friday, July 22. 

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Respectful Rehabilitation of Your Historic House



An experienced preservation historian will teach you how to renovate your own historic home

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If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your Historic House



Learn how to uncover house histories, including who built them and when, their architectural styles, and the stories of the families who called them home.

Read More About If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your Historic House
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Get the most out of Michigan's history

If you're considering attending one of our workshops, or have participated in a previous one, we encourage you to check out our HSM membership program. With significant discounts to all of our workshops and events, 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 or by calling us at (517) 324-1828.