Milestone Awards

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The Historical Society of Michigan is proud to announce it has expanded its recognition of the Michigan Milestone Award to include municipalities celebrating its 100th, 150th, or 200th milestone.

The Michigan Milestone Award also celebrates the 50th, 100th, or 150th anniversary of your organization or business with the Michigan Milestone Award Plaque.

Honoring the heritage of your organization, business, or municipality with the official Michigan Milestone Plaque is an excellent way to commemorate the history and commitment you have to your community.  This distinguished plaque, authorized by the Historical Society of Michigan, will remind both new and longtime members of your organization, community, or business of the rich heritage they are a part of and help celebrate the many contributions made to the vitality of the community and the state of Michigan.

A plaque will be custom-made with your organization, business, or municipality name and founding year.  Plaques are made of sturdy cast aluminum finished in navy blue (organization award), brown (business award), or burgundy (municipality award) and measure 15 x 20 inches.  The plaque total costs are $595 (nonprofit) or $695 (for profit) and can be mounted either inside or outdoors.

Our Award provides numerous benefits for its recipients:

  • Recent awardees receive a listing in the quarterly Chronicle magazine
  • Eligibility to be selected for a spotlight article in either the quarterly Chronicle magazine or the Michigan History Magazine*
  • Recognition certificate suitable for framing
  • Milestone Award emblem for your use on websites, social media, and marketing materials
  • Presentation of your plaque by an HSM representative*

*Upon request of the awardee.
*Selection will be made at random from the pool of awardees and will be contacted by the editorial team

Costs for  Milestone Award plaque:

Non-profit organization:  $595 plus shipping
For-profit entity:  $695 plus sales tax and shipping
Municipality:  $795 plus shipping

To begin your certification, please download and return the Milestone Award Order Form.  To help you with our application, please download our FAQ.

Please contact the Awards Coordinator with any questions at



Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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