Upper Peninsula History Conference

The 69th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will be held June 22-24, 2018, in St. Ignace.

The annual Upper Peninsula History Conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes. 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.

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are still welcome, but meal tickets will not be available.

Download the 2018 brochure here.


PLEASE NOTE: The conference hotel, the Breakers, has sold out.  Arrangements have been made at the Baymont hotel in St. Ignace, and they will honor the $104 conference room rate. Please call (906) 643-8411 to make a reservation.
Oops! We goofed! The phone number for the Breakers Resort was listed incorrectly in the printed brochure. The correct number is (906) 643-7733. The online version of the brochure has been fixed. We apologize for any inconveniences this error may have caused. They are now SOLD OUT.  Please contact the Baymont (see above).

The Upper Peninsula History Conference offers…

  • 3 Keynotes
    • Behind Every Great Fur Trade Is a Woman With Susan Sleeper-Smith, Michigan State University
    • The Mighty Mac: Connecting Michigan’s Peninsulas With Kim Nowack, Mackinac Bridge Authority
    • Lawless Mackinac With Jennifer McGraw, Michilimackinac Historical Society
  • More than 12 breakout sessions that address local and statewide history
  • U.P. History Awards Banquet
  • Tours
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitors/vendors for attendees to visit
  • Three days of “meet and greets”

Come see what all the excitement is about!


Go here for more information about the U.P. History Awards.

Future Conferences

70th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference
June 28-30
Escanaba, Michigan


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

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