Click to order your Historic Michigan Travel Guide now!
The Historical Society of Michigan office in Lansing is CLOSED TO VISITORS. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak we strongly encourage everyone to contact HSM via e-mail at email@example.com or to the specific staff member you wish to contact. You can also use the contact form found HERE.
The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft. The Society helps to connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations and the public through educational programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations.
HSM publishes Michigan History and Chronicle magazines, operates the Michigan History Day (National History Day in Michigan) program statewide, runs history conferences for the public throughout the state, certifies farms in it Centennial Farm Program,