State History Conference

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

The State History Conference moves to a different location in the Lower Peninsula 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.


Go to online registration.

Registration Deadlines:
Registration closes: September 18, 2017
After September 18, registrations will be available only at the door and meal tickets will not be available.

Download the 2017 flyer here.

The State History Conference offers…

  • 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!


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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