Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference

The 2021 Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference was presented as a virtual program due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event took place Friday-Saturday, March 19-20, 2021 – BUT you can still “attend”! We are offering an Encore Registration to those that missed the conference.

All but 3 of the 37 keynotes and breakouts were recorded and are available on the conference website. Once you register using the link below, we will e-mail you login credentials so you can access the conference website and watch all of the recorded sessions, visit the exhibitor pages, and enjoy other prerecorded content that was available to conference attendees!

Sign up using Encore Registration

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Download the 2021 booklet




Held annually in the spring in the Metro-Detroit area, this conference is open to anyone interested in state or regional history.

The 64th annual Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference will take place March 25-26, 2022 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

The largest of our three conferences, the Local History Conference offers…

  • 4 keynotes that cover a wide range of popular topics.
  • 30 breakout sessions that address local and statewide history, preservation and archival matters, Michigan books and authors, historical individuals, cultural histories, how-to programs, history in the cultural arts, Great Lakes and maritime history, genealogy, and much more.
  • Nearly 50 exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit.
  • A Friday Reception and a Saturday Gala.
  • Two days full of “meet and greets,” refreshments, and optional meals.

This conference keeps growing each year…come see what all the excitement is about!

Download a previous brochure for a sample of what’s offered.



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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