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Attend our conferences across Michigan to learn more about state and local history.

Our state, our stories—three premiere events

Interested in attending one of our annual statewide conferences? Explore our three annual conferences below and join us at our next event. And don't forget—stay in-the-know on registration, discounts, and more by signing up for our email list. Make sure to select "HSM Conferences" from the available mailing options to get all of our conference-specific emails!

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Exhibitor Opportunities for HSM Conferences

Each of HSM's three annual conferences offers a multitude of exhibitor opportunities for book vendors, local businesses, societies, groups, and more. In addition to reaching a statewide audience of historians, history-minded individuals, and Michigan enthusiasts, exhibiting at one of our conferences partners your brand with HSM's mission to promote Michigan history education.

2023 Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference Booklet Cover

Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference

Held annually in the spring in the Metro Detroit area, this conference is open to anyone interested in state or regional history. It is HSM's largest annual conference and includes several keynotes, content sessions, and more.

2023 Upper Peninsula History Conference

Upper Peninsula History Conference

Our summer conference pays particular attention to U.P. history topics and themes, hosted by a new locale each year. The annual Upper Peninsula History Awards provide the capstone event of the conference.

Michigan History Conference Booklet Cover

Annual Meeting & Michigan History Conference

Our fall conference celebrates all aspects of Michigan’s history and offers a close-up look at the heritage of the host area. The event also contains the State History Awards and HSM's annual business meeting.

Have an idea for a conference session?

The Historical Society of Michigan welcomes submissions of sessions for consideration by the conference planning committee. If you are interested, please read the guidelines below and submit a session proposal.

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