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Our quarterly membership magazine filled with feature stories and special sections.

Chronicle Magazine

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A quarterly magazine for our members

Chronicle magazine is the membership publication of the Historical Society of Michigan and reaches all of the Society’s 5,000-plus individual and organizational members. Issued quarterly, the magazine contains articles that celebrate Michigan’s history and the preservation of the state’s diverse cultures and heritages.

In addition, Chronicle's special sections provide promotion and awareness for the Society’s organizational members and offer ideas and inspiration for individual history advocates.

Join HSM to make sure you never miss an issue of Chronicle!

Don't forget your membership benefits!

Along with Chronicle magazine, HSM members receive several membership benefits including bonus Chronicle content, digital access to Chronicle and Michigan History magazines, free access to History Hounds® lectures, and more! Access all of your membership benefits by logging in to our website and visiting our Member Benefits page. 

Michigan History and Chronicle magazine

Inside Our Current Issue

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Feature Articles

  • The Ply Lie: A Tale of Three Tombstones
  • Con-Con's Petticoat Revolt: Women at the 1961 Constitutional Convention
  • McDonough's Market at 90: The Store That Sustained Beaver Island
  • The Frances Harper Inn: A Home for Black Women
  • Michigan History Day and National History Day Champions

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Michigan History and Chronicle magazine
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Access Chronicle Online!

We offer digital access to Chronicle magazine here on our website as a benefit of being a member of HSM. Don't miss out on the latest issue—check it out today!

Are you a writer?

Both of HSM's magazines rely on outside writers for our feature story and special section content. The next article could be written by YOU! First-time writers, journalists, academics, and seasoned authors are all welcome to query and submit their ideas for review. Learn more about that process on our Submissions Guidelines page.