Wayne County Historical Society

Find Wayne County Michigan historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Canton Michigan Historical Society 1022 South Canton Center Road Canton MI 48188 734-397-0088


Detroit Historical Society 5401 Woodward Avenue Detroit MI 48202 313-833-7934

Detroit MI Historical Society 3 Stratford Place Grosse Pointe MI 48230 313-885-1967

Detroit Underground Railroad Historical Society 441 Monroe Avenue Detroit MI 48226 313-818-0130

Flat Rock Historical Society 25484 Gibraltar Road Flat Rock MI 48134 734-782-0867

Gabriel Richard Historical Society 1000 Saint Anne Street Detroit MI 48216 313-963-1888

Grosse Pointe Historical Society 376 Kercheval Avenue Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236 313-885-9241

Grosse Pointe Michigan Historical Society 381 Kercheval Avenue Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236 313-884-7010

Plymouth Michigan Historical Society 155 South Main Street Plymouth MI 48170 734-455-8940

Village Park Westland Historical Society 857 North Wayne Road Westland MI 48185 734-326-1110

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.