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Become an HSM member and dive into Michigan's history with our many programs and publications.

Get the most out of Michigan's history

Chronicle, Michigan History, and The Michigan Historical Review

Established in 1828, the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) relies partly on the support of its members to fulfill its mission of preserving and promoting Michigan’s history.

Membership dues help support our organizations many efforts—learn more about us and our mission in our About Us section. As a member of HSM, you will receive the following:

  • Michigan History and Chronicle magazines
  • FREE access to our weekly History Hounds® lectures
  • Participation in our Michiganders on the Road® motorcoach tours
  • Discounts at our conferences and workshops
  • And more!

Household Memberships

Each Household Membership includes:

  • Michigan History and Chronicle magazines
  • Free access to our History Hounds® lecture series
  • Participation in our Michiganders on the Road® motorcoach tours
  • Discounts on conferences and workshops
  • And more!

A Household Membership includes immediate family members residing in the same household. 

Pushnell family at the Local History Conference

Organizational Memberships

A group hanging out at a Michigan History Alliance meeting

Each Organization Membership includes:

  • Chronicle magazine, which offers member-specific sections that highlight organizations, news, and events
  • The Michigan Historical Review, a biannual academic journal
  • Free access to HSM’s Michigan History Alliance® program
  • Live-stream History Hounds® lectures for your patrons free of charge
  • Discounted pricing for up to two representatives to attend workshops and conferences
  • Promotion for your events through HSM’s online calendar of events 
  • Networking opportunities and best practices advice

Business Memberships

Each Business Membership includes:

  • Inclusion on an annual listing of business members in one of HSM’s print magazines
  • Eligibility to be featured in the “Member Spotlight” and “Member News” sections of Chronicle magazine
  • A 30% discount on advertising in Chronicle and Michigan History magazines dependent upon available advertising space
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Michigan History Magazine - Two past issue covers.

Here Just for Michigan History?

For those who don't want to receive the added benefits of an HSM Membership, we offer Michigan History magazine subscriptions by themselves. Our award-winning, bimonthly magazine is a great way to dip your toes into our state's unique past, and it also shares a lot of information about HSM too. And, if you change your mind later and decide you want a membership after all, we offer an upgrade to membership at any time during your subscription. 


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