Welcome to the Michigan History Center. We discover, preserve and share the stories of Michigan. We hope you'll join us by visiting our museums, using our archival collections, touring historical markers and heritage trails and participating in our programs and learning adventures.
The Michigan History Center's Lansing facility re-opens in August on a limited schedule. See the Archives of Michigan visitor information page and the Michigan History Museum visitor information page for details.
The Archives of Michigan continues to provide reference services by email and by telephone at 517-335-2576.
The Michigan History Center is partnering with the Detroit Free Press to document the impact of the coronavirus emergency on Michiganders through your stories. Learn how you can add your story to the record of this unprecedented event.
Enjoy the 12 museums and historic sites in the Michigan History Museum System—your pathway to fun and discovery. The Michigan History Museum in Lansing presents an overview of the state's history. Other historic sites and museums throughout the state focus on themes in Michigan history.
The Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. The collections also include documents, maps, photographs and film from private individuals and organizations.
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