Just-Released "Michigan History Directory" Features More Than 1,000 Sites

 LANSING—The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is excited to announce the publication of its “Michigan History Directory, 14th Edition.” A critical tool for anyone undertaking research in the state’s history, this just-released edition includes detailed listings for more than 1,000 historical societies, museums, historic sites, archives, historical collections, genealogical societies, agencies and commissions in Michigan.

 Redesigned and expanded to 188 pages, the “Michigan History Directory, 14th Edition” is the most comprehensive catalog of historical resources available in Michigan and features several organizations that were not listed in the past. Entries include contact and location details and information on exhibits, collections, visitor accessibility and more.

 “For the first time ever, the directory includes QR codes and photographs of member organizations,” said HSM Executive Director Larry Wagenaar. “By spotlighting unique Michigan locations where the story of history is told, we hope to open our readers’ eyes to the many historical resources that this state has to offer.”

Sponsored by the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation and the Huizenga Group, the directory is available at many local bookstores and through the Society at www.hsmichigan.org and (800) 692-1828. The directory, ISBN 978-1-880311-12-7, costs $19.95 for the general public; however, HSM members can purchase a copy through the Society at a reduced price of $14.95.

 The Historical Society of Michigan is the state’s oldest cultural organization and was founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft. The Society helps connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations and the public through educational programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities and support for local history organizations.

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