Local Historical Organizations

Historical organizations that are HSM Members are listed below with direct connections to their website or organizational information.

For information about non-member organizations,  please refer to the Michigan History Directory, which lists more than 750 local historical organizations (both HSM members and non-members). Contact information on local societies that are not a member of HSM can also be obtained by contacting us.  If you represent a historical organization and would like to provide information to HSM or update current information please use the Historical Organization Information Form.

Please note: Organizations are listed by the cities in their physical addresses.  Organizations without a physical location will be listed under the city in their mailing address.

Visit our membership page for more information on joining HSM.

|A| B| C| D| E| F| G| H| I| J| K| L| M| N| O| P| Q| R| S| T| U| V| W| X| Y| Z|

Ada

Ada Historical Society

Adrian

Adrian Dominican Sisters
Adrian Public Library
Lenawee County Historical Museum

Alanson

Inland Water Route Historical Society

Albion

Albion District Library
Albion Historical Society

Algonac

Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society

Allegan

Allegan County Historical Society

Allendale

Allendale Historical Society
Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University

Alma

Alma Public Library
Alma College Library

Alpena

Alpena County Library
Alpena Community College Library
Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan

Alpha

Alpha Historical Museum

Alto

Bowne Township Historical Commission

Ann Arbor

African American Cultural & Historical Museum
Ann Arbor District Library
Bentley Historical Library
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Kempf House Museum
Old West Side Association
Pittsfield Township Historical Society
Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry
University of Michigan Library
Washtenaw County Historical Society
William L. Clements Library

Athens

Athens Area Historical Society

Attica

Attica Township Hall

Au Gres

Arenac County Historical Society & Museum

Return to top of page

Belleville

Belleville Area Museum & Archives
Yankee Air Museum

Bellevue

Bellevue Area Historical Society

Belmont

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Benton Harbor

Civil War Roundtable of Southwest Michigan
Morton House Museum

Benzonia

Benzie Area Historical Society

Berkley

Michigan Archival Association

Berrien Springs

James White Library at Andrews University

Bessemer

Bessemer Area Historical Society

Big Rapids

Big Rapids Historic Preservation Commission
Ferris State University Library
Mecosta County Historical Society & Museum
Mecosta County Genealogical Society

Birmingham

Birmingham Historical Museum & Park

Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Township Public Library

Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Historical Society

Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale Area Historical Association

Boyne City

Boyne City Historical Museum

Breckenridge

Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society

Bridgeport

Historical Society of Bridgeport

Bridgman

Bridgman Public Library

Brighton

Brighton Area Historical Society
Brighton District Library

Brimley

Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society

Bruce

Historic Memorials Society in Detroit

Buchanan

Buchanan Preservation Society

Byron Center

Byron Center Historical Society

Return to top of page

Calumet

Copper Country Firefighters Memorial Museum
Coppertown USA Mining Museum
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society

Cannonsburg

Cannon Township Historical Society & Museum

Canton

Canton Historical Society
Canton Township Historic District Commission

Capac

Capac Community Historical Society

Caro

Watrousville-Caro Area Historical Society

Caseville

Historical Society of Caseville

Caspian

Iron County Historical Museum & Society

Cassopolis

Cass District Library

Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs Historical Society & Museum

Cedarville

Les Cheneaux Historical Association
Chief Shawano Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Central Lake

Central Lake Area Historical Society

Charlevoix

Castle Farms
Charlevoix Historical Society
Norwood Area Historical Society

Charlotte

Eaton County Historical Commission

Chase

Chase Public Library

Chassell

Chassell Historical Organization

Chelsea

Chelsea Area Historical Society

Chesaning

Chesaning Area Historical Society

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Historical Society

 Clinton

Historical Society of Clinton

Clinton Township

Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Macomb County Heritage Alliance

Coldwater

Branch County Historical Society

Coloma

Coloma Public Library
North Berrien Historical Society & Museum

Colon

Community Historical Society of Colon

Columbiaville

Columbiaville Historical Society
Historic Fort Wayne Coalition

Comstock Park

Alpine Township Historical Commission & Museum

Constantine

Abiel Fellows Chapter: Daughters of the American Revolution
Gov. John S. Barry Historical Society     

Coopersville

Coopersville Area Historical Society

Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Covington

Covington Township Historical Museum

Croswell

Aitkin Memorial District Library

Crystal

Crystal Township Historical Society

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls Museum Society

Return to top of page

Davison

Davison Area Historical Society

Dearborn

Dearborn Historical Museum
Great Lakes Maritime Institute
The Henry Ford
Henry Ford Community College-Eshleman Library 
Henry Ford Heritage Association

Dearborn Heights

Caroline Kennedy Library

Decatur

Van Buren District Library

Delton

Bernard Historical Society & Museum

DeTour Village

DeTour Passage Historical Museum

Detroit

Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Historical Society
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
MotorCities National Heritage Area
Motown Historical Museum
Purdy/Kresge Library
University of Detroit Mercy Library
William V. Banks Broadcast Museum

DeWitt

Gunnisonville Historical Community Preservation 

Dexter

Dexter Area Historical Society
Webster Township Historical Society

Dimondale

Michigan State Police Museum and Learning Center

Dorr

Then & Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County

Douglas

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum
Heddon Museum
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Drummond Island

DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society

Dundee

Historical Preservation Society of Dundee

Durand

Durand Union Station, Inc.

Return to top of page

Return to top of page

 

Farmington

Farmington Historical Commission/Governor Warner Mansion

Farmington Hills

Farmington Community Library
Farmington Hills Historic District Commission
Holocaust Memorial Center

Farwell

Farwell Area Historical Society & Museum

Ferndale

Ferndale Historical Society

Fife Lake

Fife Lake Historical Society

Flat Rock

Flat Rock Historical Society

Flint

Sloan*Longway
Applewood Estate
Flint Genealogical Society
Genesee County Historical Society
Stockton Center at Spring Grove
Whaley Historical House Museum

Flushing

Flushing Area Historical Society

Fowlerville

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Frankenmuth

The Michigan Heroes Museum

Frankfort

Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse

Fraser

Fraser Historical Society

Fremont

Fremont Area District Library
Terry Wantz Historical Research Center

Return to top of page

Gagetown

Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn

Galesburg

Galesburg Historical Museum

Garden City

Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum

Gaylord

Otsego County Historical Society Museum

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Historical Museum

Gladwin

Gladwin County Historical Society

Goodells

Wales Historical Society

Gould City

Newton Township Historical Society

Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc Heritage Association

Grand Haven

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society

Grand Marais

Gitche Gumee Agate & History Museum
Grand Marais Historical Society

Grand Rapids

Cascade Historical Society
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grace Hauenstein Library at Aquinas College
Grand Rapids Historical Society  
Grand Rapids Public Library
Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council
The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley University
Heritage Hill Association
Michigan Council for History Education
Michigan Masonic Museum & Library
Temple Emanuel of Grand Rapids Archives
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Grass Lake

Grass Lake Area Historical Connections
Lost Railway Museum

Grayling

Crawford County Historical Society & Museum Complex
Lovells Township Historical Society

Wellington Farm Park, Inc.

Greenbush

Greenbush Historical Society

Greenville

Fighting Falcon Military Museum
Flat River Historical Society & Museum
Oakfield Museum

Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Historical Society
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Louisa St. Clair Chapter

Grosse Pointe Shores

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Return to top of page

 

Hadley

Hadley Township Historical Society

Hamburg

Hamburg Township Historical Museum

Hamtramck

Hamtramck Historical Commission
Ukrainian American Archives & Museum

Hancock

Quincy Mine Hoist Association

Hanover

Hanover-Horton Hist Soc/Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum

Harbor Beach

Grice House Heritage Association & Museum

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

Harrison Township

Fashion and the Automobile

Harrisville

Alcona Historical Society

Harsens Island

Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society

Hart

Hart Historic District Commission
Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Hartford

Van Buren County Historical Society and Museum

Hastings

Barry County Historical Society
Charlton Park Village, Museum & Recreation Area

Hermansville

IXL Historical Museum

Hickory Corners

Gilmore Car Museum
Midwest Miniatures Museum

Hillman

Brush Creek Mill
Montmorency County Historical Society

Hillsdale

Mossey Library at Hillsdale College

Holland

A.C. Van Raalte Institute
Herrick District Library
Historic Ottawa Beach Society

Holland Area Historical Society
Holland Historical Trust
Joint Archives of Holland
Olive Township Historical Society
Van Wylen Library at Hope College
Windmill Island Gardens

Holly

Holly Historical Society

Homer

Homer Historical Society

Honor

Benzie Area Historical Society

Houghton

Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw
Houghton-Keweenaw County Genealogical Society
Michigan Tech Archives

Howell

Howell Area Historical Society

 Hudson

Bean Creek Valley Historical Society
William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens

Return to top of page

Return to top of page

Lake Ann

Almira Historical Society

Lake Linden

Houghton County Historical Museum & Society

Lake Odessa

Ionia County Genealogical Society

Lake Orion

Orion Township Public Library

Lakeview

Lakeview Area Museum

Lansing

Capital Area District Libraries
Delta Township District Library
Historical Society of Greater Lansing
Historical Society of Michigan
Library of Michigan
Michigan State Capitol Commission
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan History Center
Michigan Humanities Council
Michigan State Capitol Building
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum
Turner-Dodge House

Lapeer

Lapeer County Historical Society/Davis Brothers Farm Shop Museum
Lapeer District Library

Lathrup Village

Lathrup Village Historical Society

Leland

Fishtown Preservation Society
Leelanau Historical Society & Museum
Leelanau Community Cultural Center

Lewiston

Lewiston Area Historical Society

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum

Linden

Linden Historic District Commission

Livonia

Alfred Noble Historical Society
Livonia Historical Commission
Madonna University Archives

Lowell

Fallasburg Historical Society
Lowell Area Historical Museum

Ludington

Lake Michigan Carferry Service
Mason County Historical Society
Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association

Luzerne

Steiner Logging & Pioneer Museum

Lyons

Lyons-Muir Historical Museum

Return to top of page

Mackinaw City

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Mackinaw Area Historical Society

Mancelona

Mancelona Historical Society

Manchester

Manchester Area Historical Society

Manistique

Schoolcraft County Historical Society

Maple City

Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation

Maple Rapids

Maple Rapids Public Library

Marensico

Marenisco Township Historical Society and Museum

Marine City

Community Pride & Heritage Museum
Great Lakes Titanic Connection
Historical Society of Marine City

Marlette

Marlette Historical Society

Marquette

Bishop Baraga Association
Marquette Regional History Center
Marquette County Genealogical Society

 Mason

Mason Area Historical Society

Menominee

Bailey Property Preservation Association/West Shore Fishing Museum
Menominee County Historical Society
Spies Public Library

Michigamme

Michigamme Museum

Midland

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio/Archives
Chippewa Nature Center
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Midland County Historical Society

Milan

Milan Area Historical Society

Milford

Milford Historical Society 

Millersburg

Millersburg Area Historical Society

Millington

Millington-Arbela Historical Society & Museum

Monroe

Ellis Reference & Information Center
Genealogical Society of Monroe County
IHM Sisters Archives
Monroe County Library System
Monroe County Historical Commission
River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Montrose

Montrose Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum

Mount Clemens

Macomb County Historical Society & Crocker House Museum
Michigan Transit Museum
Mount Clemens Public Library
Society of Automotive Historians – Henry M. Leland Chapter

Mount Pleasant

Central Michigan University Library
Clarke Historical Library
Isabella County Historical Society
Museum of Cultural & Natural History
Veterans Memorial Library

Munising

Alger County Historical Society

Muskegon

Hackley Public Library
Lakeshore Museum Center
Muskegon Community College Library
Muskegon Heritage Association
Muskegon Museum of Art
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum
S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation, Inc.
USS Silversides Submarine Museum

Return to top of page

Return to top of page

Painesdale

Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc.

Paradise

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Parma

Tompkins Center Historical Society

Paw Paw

Paw Paw District Library

Pentwater

Pentwater Historical Society

Petoskey

Petoskey District Library

Pickford

Pickford Area Historical Society

Pigeon

Pigeon Historical Society

Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission

Plymouth

Friends of the Plymouth Historical Society

Pointe Aux Pins

Bois Blanc Island Historical Society

Pontiac

Oakland County Historical Commission
Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society

Port Austin

Port Austin Area Historical Society

Port Hope

Friends of the Port Hope Railroad Depot
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Society

Port Huron

Port Huron Museum
Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society
St. Clair County Library System

Port Sanilac

Sanilac County Historical Society

Portage

Air Zoo

Portland

Portland Area Historical Society

Return to top of page

Ray Township

Friends of Ray Township Library & Historical Society

Redford

Redford Township Historical Commission

Remus

Remus Area Historical Society

Republic

Republic Area Historical Society

Richmond

Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society

Rochester

Kresge Library at Oakland University
Michigan Button Society
Rochester-Avon Historical Society

Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms
Rochester Hills Public Library

Rockford

Algoma Township Historical Society
Rockford Area Historical Society

Rockland

Rockland Township Historical Museum

Rogers City

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum
Presque Isle County Historical Museum
40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society

Romeo

Romeo Historical Society

Roscommon

Roscommon Area Historical Society

Roseville

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society
Roseville Public Library

Royal Oak

Michigan Railroad History Conference
Royal Oak Historical Society

Return to top of page

Saginaw

Historical Society of Saginaw County
Hoyt Library History & Genealogy Collection
Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society

Salem

Salem Area Historical Society

Saline

Saline Area Historical Society
Saline District Library

Sanford

Sanford Area Historical Society

Saranac

Boston-Saranac Historical Society

Sault Ste. Marie

Bayliss Public Library
Chippewa County Historical Society
Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
Sault Historic Sites
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Soo Locks Visitor Center Association
Sugar Island Historical Preservation Society

Schoolcraft

Pure Schoolcraft

Sebewaing

Sebewaing Area Historical Society

Shelby

Shelby Area District Library Local History Room

Shelby Township

Packard Motor Car Foundation

Shelbyville

Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Potawatomi Indian

Shepherd

Shepherd Area Historical Society

Sidney

Montcalm Heritage Village

Skanee

Arvon Township Historical Society

Sodus

Log Cabin Society of Michigan

South Haven

Historical Association of South Haven
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
Michigan Maritime Museum

South Lyon

Green Oak Township Historical Society
Lyon Township Public Library

South Range

Copper Range Historical Society & Museum

Southfield

Southfield Historical Society & Museum

St. Clair Shores

St. Clair Shores Public Library

St. Charles

St. Charles Area Museum

St. Ignace

Michilimackinac Historical Society

St. Johns

Clinton County Historical Society

St. Joseph

The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Silver Beach Carousel Society

St. Louis

St. Louis Area Historical Society

Stanton

White Pine Library

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Historical Commission/Library

Stevensville

Lincoln Township Public Library

Stockbridge

Waterloo Area Historical Society

Sturgis

Sturgis Historical Society

Sunfield

Sunfield Historical Society

Return to top of page

Vandalia

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County

Vicksburg

Vicksburg Historical Society

Return to top of page

 

Return to top of page

 

Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

Designed by MATRIX and hosted by H-Net
Martrix logo