Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference

The 144th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference will be held
September 21-23, 2018, in Sturgis, Michigan.

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are still welcome; however, meal tickets will not be available.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: The room block at the Hampton Inn is now full.  Please contact the Holiday Inn Express (a half mile south of the Hampton across the state line) at (260) 562-3660 to reserve a room at the conference rate.  The cut off for the discounted conference room rate is September 1. 

Download the 2018 flyer here.

The Michigan History Conference offers…

  • Four keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics, including sessions that explore the host area’s heritage
    • Legends and Lore of the Great Sauk Trail With Robert Sisson, ConservAmerica
    • Of Icebergs and Inquiries: Michiganders on the Titanic With Robert Myers, Historical Society of Michigan
    • At the Depot: The Making of a Museum With Mike Mort, Sturgis Historical Society
    • Colon: Magic Capital of the World With Joe Ganger, Colon Community Historical Society
  • 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

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

146th Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference
September 25-27, 2020
Bay City, Michigan


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

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