Upper Peninsula History Conference

The 70th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held June 28-30, 2019, in Escanaba.

The annual Upper Peninsula History Conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes. This conference moves to a different location in the Upper Peninsula each year to also explore that area’s heritage. In addition, the annual Upper Peninsula History Awards are presented at this conference.

Registration for the 70th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference is closed. Walk-ins are still welcome, but meal tickets will not be available. Please call (800) 692-1828 for more information.

Download the 2019 brochure here.

The Upper Peninsula History Conference offers…

  • 3 Keynotes
    • Inventing the Outdoors: The Marble Arms Company with Dennis Pace, “Inventing the Outdoors” Special Exhibit From the Michigan Historical Museum
    • Miners Died and Widows Cried: Remembering the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster with James Paquette, Marquette Regional History Center
    • Secrets of the House of Ludington Hotel with Karen Lindquist, Delta County Historical Society and Kathleen Bennett, Gladstone Area Schools (Ret.)
  • More than 12 breakout sessions that address local and statewide history
  • U.P. History Awards Banquet
  • Tours
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit
  • Three days of “meet and greets”

Come see what all the excitement is about!

Go here for more information about the U.P. History Awards.


Future Conferences

71st Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 26-28, 2020
Brimley/Bay Mills, Michigan

72nd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 25-27, 2021
Iron Mountain, Michigan

73rd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 24-26, 2022
Ontonagon, Michigan


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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