Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference

The 143rd Annual Meeting and State History Conference was held
September 22-24, 2017, in Holland, Michigan.

Starting in 2018 our annual conference will be named the Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference.

The Michigan History Conference moves to a different location in the Lower Peninsula each year (we have a different conference the moves around the Upper Peninsula). The Michigan History 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.


Next year we will visit Sturgis, Michigan
September 21-23, 2018

To see what our Michigan History Conference looks like:

Download the 2017 flyer here.

The  2017 State History Conference offered…

  • Four keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics, including sessions that explore the host area’s heritage
    • Jazz ‘Em Up Michigan
    • Flexing West Michigan’s Wartime Muscle: The Other Half of Democracy’s Arsenal
    • Welkom to West Michigan
    • Fatal Crossing: THe Disappearance of Flight 2501
  • 12 breakout sessions, 4 workshops, and 4 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 – join us in Sturgis, Michigan in 2018!


Future Conferences

144th Annual State History Conference
September 21-23, 2018
Sturgis, Michigan

145th Annual State History Conference
September 27-29, 2019
Ludington, Michigan


Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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