Michigan History Alliance™

The Michigan History Alliance™ is a regionalized program that helps our member organizations preserve and promote history by fostering collaboration, sharing information and best practices, and providing training for their staff and volunteers.  This program is open to non-profit historical organizations such as museums, historical societies, historic sites, etc. that are members of the Historical Society of Michigan. Each participant must be representing a non-profit historical organization.

Each regional alliance meets at least twice a year to bring together representatives from HSM member historical organizations in several counties. The gatherings will feature a speaker to address a topic of interest and allow for conversations among each region’s historical organizations. Attendance at the Michigan History Alliance networking sessions is free of charge for current member organizations of HSM. Membership is required for participation.Michigan History Alliance Districts

Alliance meetings will also offer separate three-hour History Skills Workshops led by authorities in the field. Workshops offer in-depth training on such topics as exhibit design, collections management, fundraising, and website creation. There is a fee to attend the History Skills Workshops.

For more information about the program, contact Assistant Director for Education Programs and Events Robert Myers at (517) 324-1828 or myers@hsmichigan.org.

Southwestern Tuesday, March 12 Cass District Library, 319 M-62, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
Western Wednesday, March 13 Ada Historical Museum, 7144 Headley St. SE, Ada, MI 49301
Central Thursday, March 14 Michigan’s GAR Memorial Hall & Museum, 224 S Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Northern Tuesday, May 21 Heritage Village at Mackinaw, 1425 West Central Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Eastern Upper Peninsula Wednesday, May 22 Schoolcraft County Courthouse, 1st Floor Conference Room, 300 Walnut Street, Manistique, MI 49854
Western Upper Peninsula Thursday, May 23

Sign up for this meeting.

Baraga County Historical Museum, 803 US Highway 41 S, Baraga, MI 49908

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Researching Your Historic House

Great Lakes Bay and Thumb Region Wednesday, May 29

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Packard Motor Car Foundation, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, MI 48317

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Putting the “Fun” in Fund-Raising

Metro Detroit Thursday, May 30

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Milford Historical Society, 124 E Commerce St., Milford, MI 48381

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Putting the “Fun” in Fund-Raising.

Southeastern Friday, May 31

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Manchester Area Historical Museum, 302 E. Main St., Manchester, MI 48158

Sign up for the afternoon workshop: Putting the “Fun” in Fund-Raising.

Michigan History Alliance Registration Form


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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