Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference

LHC-current-coverThis conference is held annually in the Wayne/Oakland/Macomb tri-county area and is open to anyone interested in state or regional history.

The 61st annual Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference will be held March 22 & 23, 2019, in Sterling Heights at the Sterling Banquet & Conference Center (formerly the Wyndham Garden-Sterling Heights).

Online registration for the 2019 Local History Conference is now CLOSED. Walk-ins are still welcome, but meal tickets will not be available.

Download the 2019 brochure

Reserve hotel rooms through Sterling Banquet & Conference Center

The largest of our three conferences, this year’s Michigan in Perspective offers…

  • Four keynotes
    • Building Detroit: African-American Entrepreneurs with William F. Pickard
    • From Basketball to City Hall: The Dave Bing Story with Dave Bing
    • Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul with Susan Whitall, Earline Franklin, and Cristal Franklin
    • Bargains and Bankruptcy: Saving the Motor City with Gerald E. Rosen
  • 30 “breakout” sessions that address local and statewide history
  • Nearly 50 exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit
  • Friday Reception featuring the sounds of a hammered dulcimer played by Rochelle Bannon
  • Saturday Gala: Dancing With the Decades
  • SCECHs for educators
  • 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!

For a map to the conference location, click here.



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

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