Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference

Held annually in the spring in the metro Detroit area, this conference is open to anyone interested in state or regional history.

The largest of our three conferences, the Local History Conference offers…

  • 4 keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics.
  • 30 breakout sessions that address local and statewide history, preservation and archival matters, Michigan books and authors, historical individuals, cultural histories, how-to programs, history in the cultural arts, Great Lakes and maritime history, genealogy, and much more.
  • Nearly 50 exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit.
  • A Friday Reception and a Saturday Gala.
  • Two days full of “meet and greets,” refreshments, and optional meals.

This conference keeps growing each year…come see what all the excitement is about!

The 62nd annual Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference will be held in March 2021. Exact date and location to be announced.

Download a previous brochure for
a sample of what’s offered.



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

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