State Historic Preservation Office
Celebrate Michigan Archaeology!
We're taking our annual Michigan Archaeology Day virtual for 2020! This year we bring together videos, maps and other resources so people of all ages can virtually access research projects happening across our state. Learn about thousands of years of history, new digital technologies for photographing and studying artifacts, and what to do if you think you might have found part of a shipwreck.Start your exploration!
SHPO and COVID-19
In accordance with MEDC and State of Michigan policy, SHPO staff continue to work remotely.
SHPO staff are most accessible by direct email. Some program areas can accept electronically-submitted materials. Effective April 27, Section 106 applications can now be accepted electronically. Physical mail can be accessed by our staff twice each week and we are making every effort to ensure continued functioning of our programs. General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest information regarding SHPO research requests, send an email to MSF-SHPOResearch@michigan.gov. We appreciate your understanding.