Michigan History Alliance®


Virtual Meetings

The COVID-19 coronavirus is impacting all organizations, museums, and historical societies. Although we cannot hold our usual in-person Michigan History Alliance® meetings for our member organizations right now, we are offering special Virtual Meetings.

Bob Myers, HSM’s director of education, 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, May 20, 10 a.m. to noon
    • With featured speaker James Cameron, Michigan Department of Education (Ret.), who will discuss “Grades, GLCEs, and the Good Ol’ Days.”
    • Our speaker recently retired from the Michigan Department of Education, where he served as a social studies consultant and helped revise Michigan’s K-12 social studies standards. Come to explore how history organizations can help their sites succeed by providing programs and events that allow teachers to address the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs).

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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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