Governor John Engler signed a bill on this day making the Historical Society of Michigan the state’s official historical society.
The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft. The Society helps to 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.
HSM is an educational non-profit organization. It is not collection based and receives no funding from state government.
Source : Michigan History, May/June 2012