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As a non-governmental nonprofit, the Historical Society of Michigan depends on gifts from individuals like you to fund the work of preserving and presenting the rich, colorful history of our state. What sorts of products, programs, and services will your donation enhance?

  • LOCAL HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION SUPPORT – We are the go-to source for help for hundreds of local historical organizations statewide. With your gift, we can develop and deliver more training programs for local historical societies and museums; support our regional Michigan History Alliances, which deliver support services in each region; provide networking opportunities; offer consultative services as needs arise; and so much more.MHD2 2017
  • EDUCATION – Michigan History Day® encourages students to research, write, and present their historical findings in competition with peers from across the state through school, regional, and state finals. Each year, we send about 60 students to compete in National History Day. We publish “Michigan History for Kids” curriculum to support Michigan history instruction in the classroom. Your support will help us reach more students, provide training for teachers, and provide assistance to more schools.
  • PUBLICATIONS – With your help, we can continue to produce the most popular state history magazine in the country, Michigan History, and the Chronicle membership magazine; new editions of favorite publications such as the Historic Michigan Travel Guide and the Michigan History Directory; and more.
  • AWARDS and CERTIFICATION – Each year, we honor individuals, historical societies, museums, and the media for their efforts to advance state history. You can also help us recognize businesses and family farms that have reached a Michigan milestone.
  • CONFERENCES – For more than 130 years, we’ve hosted an annual state history conference and, for 60-plus years, an Upper Peninsula conference. We also operate a Metro-Detroit-oriented conference called Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference.  Your generosity enables us to continue to expand these educational opportunities.

Make a general donation using our online form.

Since 1828, the Historical Society of Michigan has been committed to the important task of promoting our state and its stories. Won’t you please join us in this effort? All levels of contribution are appreciated and, of course, tax-deductible.

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

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