The Michigan Political History Society (MPHS) is a nonpartisan tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1993 by Sharman Moore and the late Kevin A. Kelly. A book; “Three Bullets Sealed His Lips”, passed on by Tom Plasman, brought MPHS to life and inspired others to join the efforts of inspiring greater knowledge of our political history so that we may better envision and shape our political future. In addition, MPHS strives to build relationships among people of different political persuasions.
“MPHS is proud to provide the foundation for bipartisan communication and mutual respect as we strive to evolve as a leader in promoting civility among the players in the political arena. It is a goal of MPHS to properly recognize outstanding civility in the future because of its importance to the betterment and advancement of Michigan politics.” ~ Sharman Moore, Co-Founder, MPHS
MPHS Purpose Statement
KNOWLEDGE OF MICHIGAN’S POLITICAL HISTORY AND UNDERSTANDING OF ITS IMPACT THROUGHOUT TIME PROVIDES THE FRAMEWORK FOR ENVISIONING OUR FUTURE
While our political environment has had and will continue to have a major impact on the quality of life of Michigan’s citizens, there is limited understanding of the political history that has brought us to this point in time.
The Michigan Political History Society has evolved in recognition of the need to appreciate the past so as to better envision the future for our great State.
The Michigan Political History Society is established to:
- Inspire greater knowledge of our political history
- Educate the public as to the role politics has historically played in the State and its relevancy to future policy-making
- Study and document events, groups and persons notable in Michigan’s political history
- Advance research and writing of political history
- Share the experience and wisdom of the older generation with the younger generation
- Cultivate working relationships with pertinent institutions and organizations
- Provide a common foundation for political leaders, educators, public administrators, historians and interested citizens
- Encourage and facilitate the deposit of privately-held political documents with appropriate public institutions
- Promote interest in civic affairs and participation in civic duties
- Foster bipartisan communication and mutual respect and civility
- Communication on a regular basis with members
- Plan and coordinate functions