The Bentley Historical Library will close for the holiday break on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

News & Features

The Bentley Historical Library is a place both of rich heritage and new discoveries. Those who use our collections—historians, students, the avidly curious, and more—know that there are stories behind every photograph, every letter, every book. Come read about our treasures: in the archive, on display, and on stage through talks and lectures.

News Stories

  • Dancing My Dream

    The collection of Warren Petoskey shines a light on the systemic mistreatment of American Indians, while also revealing the story of how one man found his spiritual calling. Read more about this elder of the Odawa and Lakotah tribes of northern Michigan.

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  • Will You Help Save Michigan History?

    When history is called into question, the Bentley is a resource for the truth. This #GivingBlueday, we need your help to keep Michigan’s history alive and well. Will you help us give researchers access to the past so that we can preserve the future?

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