Michigan History Moment™

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Michigan History Moment™ is a weekly three-minute radio program that focuses on people, places, and events in Michigan’s past. The program is written and recorded by HSM staff and airs on radio stations throughout the state.

Want to hear HSM’s Michigan History Moment on a station near you? Let us know the city and station’s call letters, and we will ask if they will broadcast the program!

Or you can listen to a few Moments here on our website–see the links below!

Content for Michigan History Moment is inspired by the articles in Michigan History and Chronicle magazines!


Bagatitway (Lacrosse)

Hinkley’s Bone Liniment

Sojourner Truth

The Toledo War

The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad


Dukes’ Happy Holiday Resort

Memorial Day: How It All Began

Harry Selfridge’s Michigan Beginnings

Ephraim Shay’s Locomotive

Rosie the Riveter

102nd U.S. Colored Troops

Captain Joseph Napier and the Life-Saving Service

Holling Clancy Holling and Paddle-to-the-Sea

Japanese Americans at the Mount Clemens Rose Gardens

Elizabeth Sparks Adams

Dr. Alvin Wood Chase’s Book of Recipes

The Freighter Carl D. Bradley

Barnes Hecker Mine Disaster

Dr. William Beaumont

Listen to Michigan History Moment on these radio stations!

WAUS in Berrien Springs

WKZO in Kalamazoo

WNMU in Marquette (with repeaters throughout the Upper Peninsula)

WZTK in Alpena

WCMU in Mt. Pleasant (with repeaters in northern lower Michigan)

WTCM in Traverse City

WSGW in Saginaw/Bay City

WLDN in Ludington

WMLQ in Manistee

WLNZ in Lansing


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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