Upper Peninsula History Conference

The Historical Society of Michigan has canceled the 2020 Upper Peninsula History Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference was scheduled to be held June 19-21, 2020, in Bay Mills/Brimley, Michigan.

As with all things with the coronavirus, the conditions for June are still unknown, but we feel strongly this is the right course of action for our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors under these very difficult circumstances. We know many of you will be disappointed by this decision. We have asked all of the speakers to consider returning in 2021 so that we can offer the same wonderful content that was already planned for the 2020 program. We are very sorry we have had to make this extremely difficult decision and appreciate your understanding. We wish you all good health, and we thank you for your continued support of the Historical Society of Michigan!

The 71st annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held in Bay Mills/Brimley, Michigan, on June 25-27, 2021. 


This conference moves to a different location in the Upper Peninsula each year to also explore that area’s heritage. In addition, the annual Upper Peninsula History Awards are presented at this conference.

Learn more about the Upper Peninsula History Awards.

The Upper Peninsula History Conference offers…

  • 3 Keynotes
  • 12-plus breakout sessions that address local and other U.P. history
  • U.P. History Awards Banquet
  • Tours galore!
  • Educational workshops and special programs
  • Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit
  • Lots of great local food
  • Three days of “meet and greets”
  • And much more!

Come see what all the excitement is about!

Download the last brochure for a sample of what’s offered.

Future Conferences

72nd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 24-26, 2022
Iron Mountain, Michigan

73rd Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 23-25, 2023
Ontonagon, Michigan


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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