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.
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.
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.
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.