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Michigan History Center

Detail of a historical Michigan map shows the southern lower peninsula, from Lansing to southern border.

Michigan History Center

Detail of a historical Michigan map shows the southern lower peninsula, from Lansing to southern border.

Welcome to the Michigan History Center. We discover, preserve and share the stories of Michigan. We hope you'll join us by visiting our museums, using our archival collections, touring historical markers and heritage trails and participating in our programs and learning adventures.

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COVID-19 - collecting history

The Michigan History Center is partnering with the Detroit Free Press to document the impact of the coronavirus emergency on Michiganders through your stories. Learn how you can add your story to the record of this unprecedented event.

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Michigan History Museum System

Enjoy the 12 museums and historic sites in the Michigan History Museum System—your pathway to fun and discovery. The Michigan History Museum in Lansing presents an overview of the state's history. Other historic sites and museums throughout the state focus on themes in Michigan history.

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Archives of Michigan

The Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. The collections also include documents, maps, photographs and film from private individuals and organizations.

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Get Involved

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Membership

Become a member and get free admission, discounts, and other great benefits!

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Volunteer

Share your time and expertise as a tour guide, gallery assistant, greeter and more!

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Friends Groups

Join one of our museum and historic sites friends groups to support programs!