Friends of Michigan History

White pine and Great Lakes Pool in Michigan Library and Historical Center

The Friends of Michigan History is a group of diverse people united by a deep interest in Michigan's past. Through members' action and support, the Friends ensure that our rich Michigan heritage will remain a vibrant source of study and enjoyment for future generations.

The Friends of Michigan History provide much needed resources helping ensure continued excellence at the Michigan History Center, through educational and other programs within the Michigan History Museum System and the Archives of Michigan, including:

  • An annual veterans tribute
  • Archaeology Day
  • The BIG History Lesson
  • Community outreach programs 
  • Summer camps

The Friends of Michigan History use knowledge and contacts to:

  • Acquire artifacts for Michigan History Museum collections and exhibits
  • Conserve documents, photographs and maps for the Archives of Michigan
  • Sponsor education programs for children and adults
  • Promote interpretive and living history programs

Being involved with the Friends of Michigan History is a clear and meaningful expression of your deep commitment to preserving Michigan's past. You may wish to attend Friends meetings, or become active in program planning or sponsorship. The level of involvement is up to you.

Board of Directors

  • Roland C. "Andy" Andersen, Williamston
  • Ron Dietz, Secretary, Okemos
  • Larry Griffin, President, Lansing
  • Keith G. Harrison, Treasurer, Holt
  • Ken T. Jones, Lansing
  • Ralph Sims, Vice President, Lansing
  • Paul Tarr, Jr., Williamston
  • Tom Truscott, Lansing
  • Christopher Williams, Holt
  • Geneva Kebler Wiskemann, Lansing
  • Sandra Clark, Ex Officio, Michigan History Center

2019 Meeting Schedule

The Friends of Michigan History meet on the second Monday (except where noted) of every month. If you are a Friends member or are considering becoming one, please join us for our next meeting at the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Meetings begin at 10 a.m. in the Commission Room on the fifth floor, east wing.

The Michigan Library and Historical Center is located at 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. The building and visitor parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard.

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November - no meeting
  • December 9


Updated 07/15/2019