Local Historical Organizations

Historical organizations that are HSM Members are listed below with direct connections to their website or organizational information.

For information about non-member organizations,  please refer to the Michigan History Directory, which lists more than 750 local historical organizations (both HSM members and non-members). Contact information on local societies that are not a member of HSM can also be obtained by contacting us.  If you represent a historical organization and would like to provide information to HSM or update current information please use the Historical Organization Information Form.

Please note: Organizations are listed by the cities in their physical addresses.  Organizations without a physical location will be listed under the city in their mailing address.

Visit our membership page for more information on joining HSM.

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Acme

Music House Museum

Ada

Ada Historical Society
Fallasburg Historical Society

Adrian

Adrian Dominican Sisters
Lenawee County Historical Museum

Alanson

Inland Water Route Historical Society

Albion

Albion Historical Society

Alden

Helena Township Historical Society

Algonac

Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society

Allegan

Allegan County Historical Society

Allendale

Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University

Alpena

Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan

Alpha

Alpha Historical Museum

Alto

Bowne Township Historical Commission

Ann Arbor

African American Cultural & Historical Museum
Bentley Historical Library
Kempf House Museum
Old West Side Association
Pittsfield Township Historical Society
Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry
Washtenaw County Historical Society

Arcadia

Arcadia Area Historical Society

Athens

Athens Area Historical Society

Au Gres

Arenac County Historical Society & Museum

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Belleville

Belleville Area Museum & Archives
Yankee Air Museum

Bellevue

Bellevue Area Historical Society

Belmont

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Benton Harbor

Civil War Roundtable of Southwest Michigan
Morton House Museum

Berrien Springs

Berrien County Historical Association

Bessemer

Bessemer Area Historical Society

Big Rapids

Big Rapids Historic Preservation Commission
Ferris State University Library

Birmingham

Birmingham Historical Museum & Park
Holy Name Parish

Bitely

Woodland Park Historical Society

Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Archives

Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Historical Society

Breckenridge

Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society

Brethren

Brethren Heritage Association

Bridgeport

Historical Society of Bridgeport

Brighton

Brighton Area Historical Society

Brimley

Bay Mills-Brimley Historical Research Society

Bruce

Historic Memorials Society in Detroit

Buchanan

Buchanan Preservation Society

Byron Center

Byron Center Historical Society

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Calumet

Copper Country Firefighters Memorial Museum
Coppertown USA Mining Museum
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Norwegian Lutheran Church Historical Society

Cannonsburg

Cannon Township Historical Society & Museum

Canton

Canton Historical Society
Canton Township Historic District Commission

Capac

Capac Community Historical Society

Caro

Watrousville-Caro Area Historical Society

Caseville

Historical Society of Caseville

Caspian

Iron County Historical Museum & Society

Cassopolis

Cass County Pioneer Log Cabin Museum

Cedar Springs

Cedar Springs Historical Society & Museum

Central Lake

Central Lake Area Historical Society

Charlevoix

Castle Farms
Charlevoix Historical Society
Norwood Area Historical Society

Charlotte

Courthouse Square Organization

Chassell

Chassell Historical Organization

Chelsea

Chelsea Area Historical Society

Chesaning

Chesaning Area Historical Society

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Historical Society

Clare

Clare County Historical Society
Historic Clare Union Depot

Clinton

Historical Society of Clinton

Clinton Township

Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Clio

Clio Area Historical Association

Clyde

Wales Historical Society

Coldwater

Branch County Historical Society
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Tibbits Opera House

Coloma

North Berrien Historical Society & Museum

Colon

Community Historical Society of Colon

Columbiaville

Columbiaville Historical Society

Commerce Township

Commerce Township Community Library

Comstock Park

Alpine Township Historical Commission & Museum

Constantine

Abiel Fellows Chapter: Daughters of the American Revolution

Coopersville

Coopersville Area Historical Society

Covington

Covington Township Historical Museum

Crystal

Crystal Township Historical Society

Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls Museum Society

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Dansville

Dansville Michigan Historical Society

Davison

Davison Area Historical Society

Dearborn

Dearborn Historical Museum
Great Lakes Maritime Institute
The Henry Ford
Henry Ford Heritage Association

Delton

Bernard Historical Society & Museum

DeTour Village

DeTour Passage Historical Museum

Detroit

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Corktown Experience
Detroit Historical Society
Detroit Study Club
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Historic Elmwood Cemetery
Historic Fort Wayne Coalition
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
MotorCities National Heritage Area
Motown Historical Museum
University of Detroit Mercy Library

Dexter

Dexter Area Historical Society
Webster Township Historical Society

Dorr

Then & Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County

Douglas

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Area History Museum
Heddon Museum

Drummond Island

DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society

Dryden

Dryden Historical Society

Dundee

Historical Preservation Society of Dundee

Durand

Durand Union Station, Inc.

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Farmington

Farmington Historical Commission/Governor Warner Mansion

Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills Historic District Commission
Finnish American Historical Society
Holocaust Memorial Center

Farwell

Farwell Area Historical Society & Museum

Fenton

Fenton Historical Society

Ferndale

Ferndale Historical Society

Fife Lake

Fife Lake Historical Society

Flat Rock

Flat Rock Historical Society

Flint

Applewood Estate
Flint Genealogical Society
Genesee County Historical Society
Sloan*Longway
Stockton Center at Spring Grove
Whaley Historical House Museum

Flushing

Flushing Area Historical Society

Fowlerville

Livingston Centre Historical Village

Frankfort

Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse

Fraser

Fraser Historical Society

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Gagetown

Friends of the Thumb Octagon Barn

Garden City

Straight Farm House

Gaylord

Otsego County Historical Society Museum

Gibraltar

Friends of Potter Cemetery Association

Gladwin

Gladwin County Historical Society

Gould City

Newton Township Historical Society

Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc Heritage Association

Grand Haven

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge Area Historical Society

Grand Marais

Grand Marais Historical Society

Grand Rapids

Cascade Historical Society
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids Historical Society
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council
The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley University
Heritage Hill Association
Michigan Council for History Education
Michigan Masonic Museum & Library
Temple Emanuel of Grand Rapids Archives
West Michigan Tourist Association
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Grandville

Grandville Historical Commission

Grass Lake

Grass Lake Area Historical Connections
Lost Railway Museum

Grayling

Crawford County Historical Society & Museum Complex
Wellington Farm Park, Inc.

Greenbush

Greenbush Historical Society

Greenville

Fighting Falcon Military Museum
Flat River Historical Society & Museum
Oakfield Museum

Grosse Ile

Grosse Ile Historical Society

Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Historical Society
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Louisa St. Clair Chapter

Grosse Pointe Shores

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Gwinn

Forsyth Township Historical Society Museum

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Hadley

Hadley Township Historical Society

Hale

Plainfield Township Historical Commission

Hamburg

Hamburg Township Historical Museum

Hamtramck

Hamtramck Historical Commission
Ukrainian American Archives & Museum

Hancock

Quincy Mine Hoist Association

Hanover

Hanover-Horton Hist Soc/Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society

Harrison Township

Fashion and the Automobile

Harrisville

Alcona Historical Society
Big Paw Wildlife Conservancy

Harsens Island

Harsens Island St. Clair Flats Historical Society

Hart

Hart Historic District Commission
Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Hartford

Van Buren County Historical Society and Museum

Hastings

Barry County Historical Society
Charlton Park Village, Museum & Recreation Area

Hermansville

IXL Historical Museum

Hickory Corners

Gilmore Car Museum
Midwest Miniatures Museum

Hillman

Brush Creek Mill

Hillsdale

Friends of Mitchell Research Center

Holland

A.C. Van Raalte Institute
Historic Ottawa Beach Society

Holland Area Historical Society
Holland Historical Trust
Joint Archives of Holland
Olive Township Historical Society
Windmill Island Gardens

Holly

Hadley Cemetery
Holly Historical Society

Homer

Homer Historical Society

Houghton

Michigan Tech Archives

Howell

Howell Area Historical Society

Hudson

Bean Creek Valley Historical Society
William G. Thompson House Museum & Gardens

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Imlay City

Imlay City Historical Commission, Inc.

Interlochen

Interlochen Arts Academy

Ionia

Ionia County Historical Society

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Menominee Range Historical Foundation Museum

Iron River

Beechwood Historical Society

Ironwood

Erwin Township Historical Society
Ironwood Area Historical Society & Museum

Ishpeming

Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum
Ishpeming Area Historical Society

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

Ithaca

Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society

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Lake Ann

Almira Historical Society

Lake Linden

Houghton County Historical Museum & Society

Lake Odessa

Ionia County Genealogical Society

Lake Orion

Orion Historical Society

Lakeview

Lakeview Area Museum

Lansing

Greater Lansing Historical Society
Gunnisonville Historical Community Preservation
Historical Society of Michigan
Library of Michigan
Michigan State Capitol Commission
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Michigan History Center
Michigan History Foundation
Michigan Railroad History Conference
Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
Lansing Historic District Commission
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum
Turner-Dodge House

Lapeer

Lapeer County Historical Society/Davis Brothers Farm Shop Museum

Lathrup Village

Lathrup Village Historical Society

Leland

Fishtown Preservation Society
Leelanau Historical Society & Museum
Leelanau Community Cultural Center

Leslie

Leslie Area Historical Society & Museum

Lewiston

Lewiston Area Historical Society

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Historical Society & Museum

Linden

Linden Historic District Commission

Livonia

Livonia Historical Commission

Lowell

Lowell Area Historical Museum

Ludington

Lake Michigan Carferry Service
Mason County Historical Society
Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association

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Macomb

Michigan Italian Genealogy Society

Madison, WI

Wisconsin State Historical Society

Mancelona

Marshall

Governor’s Mansion Museum

Mason

Mason Area Historical Society

Mayville

Mayville United Methodist Church

Mecosta

The Russell Kirk Center of Cultural Renewal

Montrose

Montrose Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum

Morley

Morley Community Center

Morrice

MI Sports Shows

Mount Clemens

Macomb County Historical Society & Crocker House Museum
Michigan Transit Museum

Mount Pleasant

Central Michigan University
Isabella County Historical Society
Michigan Barn Preservation Network

Munising

Alger County Historical Society

Muskegon

Lakeshore Museum Center
Muskegon Heritage Association
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon County Historical Society
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum
S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation, Inc.
USS Silversides Submarine Museum

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Oakland

Oakland Township Historic District Commission
Oakland Township Historical Society

Okemos

Friends of Historic Meridian
Michigan Humanities Council

Omena

Omena Historical Society

Orchard Lake

Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society

Ortonville

Ortonville Community Historical Society

Oscoda

Wurtsmith Air Museum

Oshtemo

Oshtemo Historical Society

Otisville

Otisville Area Historical Association

Otsego

Otsego Area Historical Society

Ovid

Ovid Historical Society

Owosso

Owosso Historical Commission
Shiawassee County Historical Society
Shiawassee District Library

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Painesdale

Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc.

Paradise

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Parma

Tompkins Center Historical Society

Pentwater

Pentwater Historical Society

Pickford

Pickford Area Historical Society

Pigeon

Pigeon Historical Society

Plainwell

City of Plainwell

Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Historical Commission

Plymouth

Friends of the Plymouth Historical Society

Pointe Aux Pins

Bois Blanc Island Historical Society

Pontiac

Oakland County Historical Commission
Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society

Port Austin

Port Austin Area Historical Society

Port Hope

Friends of the Port Hope Railroad Depot
Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse Society

Port Huron

Port Huron Museum
Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society

Port Sanilac

Sanilac County Historical Society

Portage

Air Zoo

Presque Isle

Presque Isle Township Museum Society

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Quincy

Quincy Historical Society

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Ray Township

Friends of Ray Township Library & Historical Society

Redford

Redford Township Historical Commission

Remus

Remus Area Historical Society

Republic

Republic Area Historical Society

Richmond

Richmond Area Historical & Genealogical Society

Rochester

Rochester-Avon Historical Society

Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms

Rockford

Algoma Township Historical Society
Rockford Area Historical Society

Rockland

Rockland Township Historical Museum

Rogers City

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum
Presque Isle County Historical Museum
40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society

Romeo

Romeo Historical Society

Roscommon

Au Sable River Center
Roscommon Area Historical Society

Rose City

Rose City Area Historical Society

Roseville

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Historical Commission
Royal Oak Historical Society

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Saginaw

Historical Society of Saginaw County

Salem

Salem Area Historical Society

Saline

Saline Area Historical Society

Sanford

Sanford Area Historical Society
Sanford Centennial Museum

Saranac

Boston-Saranac Historical Society

Saugatuck

All Saints Episcopal Church

Sault Ste. Marie

Chippewa County Historical Society
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Sugar Island Historical Preservation Society

Schoolcraft

Pure Schoolcraft

Scottville

Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center

Sebewaing

Sebewaing Area Historical Society

Selfridge Air National Guard Base

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Shelby

Shelby Area District Library Local History Room

Shelby Township

Packard Motor Car Foundation

Shepherd

Shepherd Area Historical Society

Sidney

Montcalm Heritage Village

Skanee

Arvon Township Historical Society

Sodus

Log Cabin Society of Michigan

South Haven

Historical Association of South Haven
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
Michigan Maritime Museum

South Lyon

Green Oak Township Historical Society
South Lyon Area Historical Society

South Range

Copper Range Historical Society & Museum

Southfield

Southfield Historical Society & Museum

St. Charles

St. Charles Area Museum

St. Ignace

Michilimackinac Historical Society
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

St. Johns

Clinton County Historical Society

St. Joseph

The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Silver Beach Carousel Society

St. Louis

St. Louis Area Historical Society

St. Clair

St. Clair Historical Commission

Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Historical Commission/Library
William Upton Historic House & Archive

Stockbridge

Stockbridge Area Genealogical & Historical Commission
Waterloo Area Historical Society

Sturgis

Sturgis Historical Society

Sunfield

Sunfield Historical Society

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Vandalia

Underground Railroad Society of Cass County

Vicksburg

Vicksburg Historical Society

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