Official State Historical Society of Michigan
The Historical Society of Michigan was designated an official state symbol of Michigan in 2002. All Cultural Heritage Symbols
The Historical Society was established in 1828 to foster appreciation and understanding of Michigan's history and promote the collection and preservation of state and local history.
The Historical Society's mission includes development of quality history publications on Michigan history (such as the Historic Michigan Travel Guide and the Michigan History Directory), conferences focusing on Michigan's past, support services for local history organizations, educational services (including Michigan History Day, educator conferences, and state history curriculum), enhancing public support for the preservation and protection of Michigan history, and promoting the collection, preservation and publication of Michigan history (including awards in these areas).