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.
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.
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.
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.
For all media inquiries, please contact Tobi Voigt, Engagement Director
Preserves, protects and promotes Michigan's Underground Railroad and antislavery heritage.
Focuses on the connection between Michigan heritage and outdoor recreation.
Advises the DNR director and approves Michigan Historical Markers.
Advises on policies, plans and programs for the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.
Plans for preservation of Michigan's historical records.
Advises on policies and permits concerning shipwrecks on Great Lakes bottomlands
Provides resources to ensure continued excellence at the Michigan History Center.
Support programs and preservation at the Center's museums and historic sites.