About the Michigan History Museum

The flagship of the Michigan History Museum System, the Michigan History Museum offers you Michigan's rich past, from the time of the state's earliest peoples to the late 20th century. The museum's five floors provide a walk through time, beginning with Michigan's first people's, the Anishinaabe, and ending in the mid-20th century. Yearly special exhibitions provide a deeper look at Michigan history topics. 

Look Around

Take a virtual tour of the museum, courtesy of Able Eyes

Exterior view of MLHC in summer includes Polaris sculpture

The Michigan History Museum is located in the Michigan Library and Historical Center building in downtown Lansing.

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

At the center of the building is a white pine surrounded by a glass sculpture fountain.

Large relief map of Michigan inside the Michigan History Museum

A two-story relief map of Michigan is featured on the museum's second floor.

Students listen to a docent dressed as a French Voyaguer in a gallery.

The museum offers guided tours for school children and adults

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Updated 05/23/2019