Michigan History Alliance®


Michigan History Alliance – Virtual Meetings

Bob Myers, HSM’s director of education programming, will lead a networking session. In addition, a featured speaker will offer insights on a topic of concern or opportunity.

Alliance MEMBERS from anywhere in the state are welcome to join us. Attendance at a Michigan History Alliance Virtual Meeting is FREE of charge for current member organizations of HSM. Since the Alliance is a benefit for HSM member organizations, membership is required for participation.

Our next Virtual Meetings will take place…
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  • Thursday, October 28, 10 a.m. to noon
    • With featured speakers Adam Oster and Minday Babarskis, Library of Michigan, who will discuss “Learning Libraries: The Library of Michigan and Statewide Collections.”
    • Come discover the resources and services of the Library of Michigan. Learn about the physical/digital collections of your state library as well as the variety of services available for historical organizations and researchers throughout our great state.
  • Thursday, November 18, 10 a.m. to noon
    • With featured speaker Frank Boles (retired), Clarke Historical Library – Central Michigan University, who will discuss “Next-Level Newspapers: Digitizing Your Print Collections.”
    • Newspapers are the daily diaries of a community. The Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University is digitizing many historical Michigan newspapers and making them searchable. Join us to learn about this digitization project that makes newspaper research feasible.

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PLEASE NOTE: You MUST represent an HSM member organization to attend Michigan History Alliance meetings. These are networking and training sessions for member organization staff, volunteers, and board members only.



In-Person Meetings

Due to current circumstances and social distancing, we have canceled our in-person regional meetings until further notice.

The Michigan History Alliance® is a regionalized program of the Historical Society of Michigan that helps our member organizations preserve and promote history by providing training for their staff and volunteers, fostering collaboration, and sharing information and best practices.

Each regional alliance meets at least twice a year to bring together representatives from HSM member historical organizations in several counties. The Alliance meetings take place in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon and consist of a networking session and a featured speaker. The speaker offers insights on a topic of concern or opportunity, and the networking and collaboration portion allows for conversations among a region’s historical organizations.

Michigan History Alliance

Attendance at a Michigan History Alliance meeting is FREE of charge for current member organizations of HSM. Since the Alliance is a benefit for HSM member organizations, membership is required for participation.

To further the educational experience of the Alliance meetings, a separate three-hour History Skills Workshop is offered in the afternoon. Taught by authorities in the field, History Skills Workshops provide in-depth training on such topics as exhibit design, collections management, fundraising, and websites. There is a fee to attend the History Skills Workshops, which are open to members and nonmembers alike and take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information about the program, call (800) 692-1828 or e-mail alliance@hsmichigan.org.


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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