Michigan History Alliance™

The Michigan History Alliance™ is a regionalized program that helps our member organizations preserve and promote history by fostering collaboration, sharing information and best practices, and providing training for their staff and volunteers.  This program is open to nonprofit historical organizations such as museums, historical societies, historic sites, etc. that are members of the Historical Society of Michigan. Each participant must be representing a nonprofit historical organization.

Each regional alliance meets at least twice a year to bring together representatives from HSM member historical organizations in several counties. The gatherings feature a speaker to address a topic of interest and allow for conversations among each region’s historical organizations. Attendance at the Michigan History Alliance networking sessions is free of charge for current member organizations of HSM. Membership is required for participation. Alliance meetings start at 9 am and end at noon.Michigan History Alliance Districts

Alliance meetings will also offer separate three-hour History Skills Workshops, from 1 to 4 pm, led by authorities in the field. Workshops offer in-depth training on such topics as exhibit design, collections management, fundraising, and website creation. There is a fee to attend the History Skills Workshops.

For more information about the program, call (800) 692-1828 or alliance@hsmichigan.org.

Northern Tuesday, September 10
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Charlevoix Historic Train Depot, 305 Chicago Ave., Charlevoix, MI 49720

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: House Histories & Walking Tours.

Eastern Upper Peninsula Wednesday, September 11
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Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, W11660 US 2, Naubinway, MI 49762

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: House Histories & Walking Tours.

Western Upper Peninsula Thursday, September 12
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Chassell Heritage Center, 42373 N Hancock St., Chassell, MI 49916

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: House Histories & Walking Tours.

Southwestern Tuesday, October 22
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St. Joseph County Historical Society, 34 N Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Using PastPerfect: Figuring Out Your Collections Software.

Western Wednesday, October 23
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Fighting Falcon Military Museum, 516 W Cass St., Greenville, MI 48838

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Historic House Management.

Central Thursday, October 24
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Eaton County’s Museum at Courthouse Square, 100 W Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Oral History 201.

Southeastern Tuesday, November 5
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Monroe County Museum, 126 S Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Taming the Chaos: Collections Management for Small Museums.

Metro Detroit Wednesday, November 6
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Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: The Fabric of History: Caring for Historic Textiles.

Great Lakes Bay & Thumb Thursday, November 7
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Maccabees Hall Museum, 6733 Prospect St., Caseville, MI 48725

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Fading Photos: How to Identify, Scan, and Archive Historical Photographs.

Michigan History Alliance Registration Form

 

Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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