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About MHC

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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.

History, Mission, Values, Impact

Statement on Racial and Social Justice

Contact US

We welcome your questions and comments! Please call or email us for assistance using the information below.

  • Our email address for general questions:
  • Group/school tour reservations, please call 517-335-2573

Media inquiries

For all media inquiries, please contact us at

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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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The Michigan History Center offers volunteer opportunities in key roles such as tour guides, program presenters, gallery assistants, greeters and other services that support the center's mission. MHC volunteers are eligible for a variety of discounts and continuing education as thanks for supporting one of the state's leading history institutions.

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We offer internships in a wide variety of archival and museum-related areas. These internships offer practical experience to complement academic studies. All interns have the opportunity to learn about many facets of public history from staff members in varied specializations and with a wide range of experiences and perspectives.

Michigan History Foundation

At the Michigan History Foundation, we're passionate about preserving and promoting Michigan's unique, irreplaceable heritage.

Learn about the Michigan History Foundation

Advisors and Supporters

Michigan Freedom Trail Commission

Preserves, protects and promotes Michigan's Underground Railroad and antislavery heritage.

Michigan Heritage Leadership Council

Focuses on the connection between Michigan heritage and outdoor recreation.

Michigan Historical Commission

Advises the DNR director and approves Michigan Historical Markers.

Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board

Advises on policies, plans and programs for the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Plans for preservation of Michigan's historical records.

Underwater Salvage and Preserve Committee

Advises on policies and permits concerning shipwrecks on Great Lakes bottomlands

Friends of Michigan History

Provides resources to ensure continued excellence at the Michigan History Center.

Museums and Historic Sites Friends Groups

Support programs and preservation at the Center's museums and historic sites.