State History Awards

See the 2018 award winners!

Download the 2019 nomination form here.

Do you have questions about the form or your nomination?
Download our State History Awards FAQ sheet.

state-award-emblem-for-webEach year, the Historical Society of Michigan presents State History Awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. The awards are presented at the annual Michigan History Conference and recognize the excellence of achievement by an individual or organization in the collection, preservation, and/or promotion of state and local history in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Volunteer Service (Individuals only)
  • Distinguished Professional Service (Individuals only)
  • Books: University & Commercial Press
  • Books: Private Printing
  • Books: Children & Youth
  • Businesses
  • Communications: Printed Periodicals
  • Communications: Websites
  • Education: Educational Programs
  • Education: Educator
  • Institutions
  • Local Societies
  • Media
  • Restoration/Preservation
  • Special Programs/Events
  • Best Article in Michigan History magazine

Download the 2019 nomination form here.

Nominations and supporting materials must be received in our office by Friday, July 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. Nominations received after that date and time will not be accepted, regardless of postmark.

Past State History Award Recipients

To learn more about past recipients of the State History Awards, select the links below:

2018 State History Awards
2017 State History Awards
2016 State History Awards
2015 State History Awards
2014 State History Awards
2013 State History Awards
2012 State History Awards
2011 State History Awards
2010 State History Awards


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