The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the state’s oldest cultural organization, helps to connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations, and the public through educational programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations.

Established in 1828, the Historical Society of Michigan is a member supported educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While not a part of state government, HSM is the official state historical society by law.

HSM is not collection based and does NOT operate the state museum or archives housed at the Michigan Historical Center in downtown Lansing. The Center is a part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.


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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