History Resources

Maritime History of the Great Lakes


The website is an ongoing experiment in the design of a "digital library", a collection of documents intended to be of value to those researching Great Lakes History.

Michigan Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society


This organization is dedicated to the promotion of Michigan's rich railroading history. Bluewater owns, preserves and operates several historic rail passenger coaches for use on passenger excursion trains. Bluewater's excursion program offers an experience of living history and gives passengers a railroad perspective on Michigan's historic development.

Michigan Council for History Education


The Michigan Council for History Education was founded by K-12 teachers, university professors and citizens committed to quality history instruction in the state of Michigan. It is an affiliate of the National Council for History Education. The Michigan Council for History Education hosts an annual conference in the late autumn of every year where teachers can learn new pedagogy, sample lesson plans, and network with other teachers in the field.

Michigan Genealogical Council


The Michigan Genealogical Council was organized on April 6, 1972 in Lansing, Michigan by representatives from ten Michigan genealogical societies and representatives from the Library of Michigan. They set as their objectives; to locate, preserve, publish and deposit in suitable repositories, records of value to genealogists and to initiate activities which encourage and assist those who are involved in genealogical research.

Michigan Historic Preservation Network


 The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated to recognizing and preserving Michigan's rich cultural and architectural heritage. 

Michigan Historical Center


Michigan Humanities Council


The Michigan Humanities Council connects people and communities by fostering and creating quality cultural programs.

Michigan Maritime Museum


The Michigan Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Michigan Great Lakes waterways, maritime history, and culture. The Museum will provide a maritime education to the public.

Michigan Oral History Association


The mission of MOHA is to provide for effective cooperation and communication among persons, programs and institutions concerned with the techniques, uses and promotion of oral history in Michigan.

Michigan Transit Museum


Michigan Transit Museum was established in 1973 as a non-profit corporation to compile and record historical data on mass transportation systems and equipment, and to collect, preserve, display and operate such equipment.