Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference

The 145th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference will be held
September 27-29, 2019, in Ludington, Michigan.MHC-current-cover

The Michigan History Conference moves to a different location each year. This conference celebrates all aspects of Michigan’s history and offers a close-up look at the heritage of the host area. The State History Awards are also presented during the conference. Each year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents a State History Award to those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. Learn more about the State History Awards.

The main sessions of the conference will take place at West Shore Community College, and other events will be held at exciting venues throughout the city.

Registration has closed. Walk-ins are still welcome, but meals will not be available.

Download the 2019 booklet here.

Best Western Lakewinds, Ludington, (231) 843-2140
Request the Michigan History Conference/Historical Society of Michigan rate when you make your reservation. Please note that the Comfort Inn – where conference registration takes place on Friday – is now sold out.

The Michigan History Conference offers…

  • Four keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics, including sessions that explore the host area’s heritage
    • Preserving the Legacy: The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum with Valerie van Heest, Lafferty van Heest and Associates
    • Thank God for Michigan! Our Boys in Blue with Mark Hoffman, Author
    • Ludington: Becoming a Cultural Destination with William Anderson, Historical Society of Michigan and Michigan State University Extension Advisory Council
    • Dessert Cruise on the SS Badger
  • Breakout sessions, workshops, and tours
  • President’s Reception, State History Awards Banquet, and Closing Banquet
  • Exhibitors/Vendors for attendees to visit
  • Networking opportunities

Come see what all the excitement is about!


Future Conferences

146th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference
October 2-4, 2020
Lansing, MI – Radisson Hotel

147th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference
September 24-26, 2021

148th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference
September 23-25, 2022

149th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference
September 22-24, 2023
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University


Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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