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History Near You

From local historical organizations to Michigan's historic-minded businesses, discover the resources near you. 

Discover the history at your fingertips

Michigan's history is everywhere. Where do you want to explore?

At the Historical Society of Michigan, a part of what we do is connect historical societies and organizations throughout the state with individuals and groups interested in engaging more with history. We have a large group of member organizations all tuned in to their local history and areas of interest—there is something for everyone! In addition to organizations, we also have a curated list of business members connected with Michigan's history in various ways. 

Check out our Local Historical Organizations page for information about individual entities near you, explore our network of Michigan Storytellers, and stop by our Business Members page to see what history-minded businesses might be near you!

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Local Historical Organizations

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Looking for organizations in your local area? Check out our list! Our member historical organizations are all listed with direct connections to their website or organizational information on our page. 

Michigan Storytellers

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Are you looking for a program for your museum, historical society, library, or other organization? Many Historical Society of Michigan members have excellent presentations to offer. Explore our list of presenters, their programs, and their contact information at the link below. 

Our Business Members

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Our Historical Society of Michigan Business Members are those for-profit businesses with a special connection to history. They may be of a historical nature, housed in a historic building, interested in providing services to researchers and museums, or have a special interest in history. Check out our current listing of business members below!

Our Memberships

We offer membership options for businesses, organizations, and individual households—there's something for everyone! An HSM membership includes both Michigan History and Chronicle magazines, free access to weekly History Hounds® lectures, exclusive discounts, and more. Additional benefits for businesses and organizations can be found on the Business Memberships and Organizational Memberships page. 

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