About Us

About Us

  • About Us


    The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration rooted in Michigan's stories. Although our name is fairly new, our story goes back more than 100 years. 


  • Statement on Racial and Social Justice


    We have not done enough. In the wake of the police violence against George Floyd and those killed before him, the Michigan History Center renews its commitment to racial and social justice by seeking out and sharing the stories of the past that can help us all understand the impact of systems that create and condone police brutality and other forms of racial oppression. We need to do more to contribute to the work that dismantles those systems.

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Become a Member

  • Membership

    Join us in the essential work of preserving, protecting and sharing Michigan’s history. Your membership to the Michigan History Center is an investment in Michigan’s people, its communities and its future.


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  • These flags flew: Revisiting Michigan's World War I flags

    The Michigan History Center in Lansing, a division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, preserves and displays the state's military flags, allowing Michigan residents to connect visually with the past, adding depth and color to their appreciation of wars that gripped our nation and greatly changed Michigan and the country.

  • Governor's Decision Room puts students in thick of Michigan history's milestones

    The Governor's Decision Room at the Michigan History Center in Lansing Michigan History Center describes is a multiday, solution-based learning experience that allows students to collaborate as they determine the best course of action for the governor during actual historical events. Currently, the program is devoted to understanding the social, political and cultural climates surrounding the 1967 civil unrest in Detroit.

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Media Inquiries

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    For all media inquiries, please contact Tobi Voigt, Engagement Director
    Email: VoigtT@Michigan.gov
    Phone: 517-241-1442

Michigan History Foundation

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Michigan History Foundation

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Advisors and Supporters

Advisors and Supporters