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Household Memberships

Join a community that loves and appreciates Michigan's history. 

    Become an HSM Member

    From history magazines to free weekly lectures and even more, the Historical Society of Michigan's (HSM) memberships are the best way to get all that our organization has to offer. Learn more about the benefits of membership below and join our history community today. 

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    Already A Member?

    Don't forget to access all of your membership benefits! Once logged in to our website, members can access all of our additional features—including previously recorded History Hounds® lectures and digital access to our magazines—on our Membership Benefits page.

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    An HSM Household Membership Includes...

    All memberships also include access to our digital membership portal, which includes access to recorded previously recorded History Hounds lectures, online copies of Chronicle and Michigan History magazines, and more!

    What does "Household" mean?

    "Household" denotes all members of family that reside within the same home.

    For example, a married couple such as John and Jane Smith would only need to sign up for one Household Membership in order to share all of our benefits.

    What is an Enhanced Household Membership?

    In addition to all of the benefits of our Household Memberships, we also offer an enhanced option for those who would like to receive even more history material. This option includes the addition of The Michigan Historical Review, a biannual academic journal with the latest in Michigan history discourse in the academic community. 

    This membership option is available to all for just $10 more than the Household Membership option. Learn more and enhance your membership today with our membership form. 

    Do you have a printable gift card for a gift membership?

    Yes! If you have purchased an HSM membership as a gift, you can download a printable gift card here.

    How does my membership support HSM?

    Your membership fees support the following programs at the Historical Society of Michigan: 

    And more! Thank you for your support of our historical organization. 

    How do I renew my membership?

    You can easily renew your membership online using our renewal form! In addition to online renewals, our staff are also happy to help. Please email or call (800) 692-1828 for assistance.

    Renew your membership online.

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    Read All About It!

    For those who love to read, one of the best elements of our HSM memberships are our publications! Get your reading fix with the bimonthly Michigan History and quarterly Chronicle magazines. 

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    "Tune In" to Weekly Lectures

    Our popular History Hounds Lectures Series is a fan-favorite membership benefit. Each week on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we offer a one-hour lecture on a history topic presented by a wide variety of historians and content experts from across Michigan and beyond. Past topics have included military history, shipwrecks and other maritime topics, famous people from Michigan's past, nostalgic blasts from the past like the history of Faygo pop, and so much more. 


    We'd love to help! To speak with our team, please email us at or give us a call at (517) 324-1828.