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We might not have all the answers, but we know where you can go next to find more information. 

Explore the links below to learn more about museums, organizations, archives, and associations that focus on Michigan.

Local Historical Organizations in Michigan 

This is a list of all organizational members of HSM, providing links to their websites for further contact and research.

Michigan History Center 

The Center operates the Archives of Michigan and the State Museum.


Search the collections of the Archives of Michigan at the Michigan History Center.  Formerly known as

Library of Michigan

Explore a variety of resources available at the Library of Michigan.

Michigan eLibrary: MeL

Electronic catalog and resource sharing system through the Library of Michigan.

Michigan Public Libraries 

Links to local public libraries and their research collections.


Statewide History Organizations

Michigan Archival Association 

Statewide professional organization for archives and archivists.

Michigan Barn Preservation Network 

Organization dedicated to the preservation of historic barns.

Michigan Genealogical Council 

State level organization for genealogists.

Michigan Historic Preservation Network 

The lead non-profit organization involved in preserving historic buildings and other historic preservation issues.

Michigan Museums Association 

Statewide organization representing a wide variety of museums including art, history, science, military, youth and other museums as well as zoos, gardens, science centers and other entities.

Michigan Oral History Association 

Statewide organization dedicated to oral history activities.

Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

State agency which operates a variety of services including incentive programs such as the Historic Preservation Tax Credit; review and compliance services such as Cultural Resource Management and Archaeology; as well as the Historic Resource Survey Program and Local Historic Districts. The MSHPO is also involved in nominations for the National Register of Historic Places.