MENOMINEE RANGE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Joe Warren, President
William Cummings, Vice President / Historian
Kathleen Fayas, Secretary / Treasurer
Pam Edens, Trustee
Guy Forstrom, Trustee
Greg Harper, Trustee
Robert Johnson, Trustee
Rob Koerschner, Trustee
Clark Lebo, Trustee
Janet Reynolds, Trustee/Friends of the Museum (President)
MENOMINEE RANGE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION HISTORY
Click here to read about the history of the foundation.
MENOMINEE RANGE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM
In 1990 the Friends of the Museum was established as an auxiliary
group with the purpose of providing financial support for the
Menominee Range Historical Foundation for projects of their choice.
Over the decades the Friends of the Museum's funds have allowed
for the completion of a number of Foundation projects. When the
Menominee Range Historical Museum was first established the
Friends of the Museum provided assistance. After the Chapin Mine
Ludington C Shaft Dry House was acquired, the Friends of the Museum provided funds for a kitchenette
and the construction of an outside entry with overhanging roof.
Beginning in 2005 and continuing to date, the Friends of the Museum, under the leadership of President
Jan Reynolds, have raised and contributed $111,500 for the restoration of the CG-4A Waco Glider and
the metal building to house it.
Fundraisers have included Strawberry Socials, Style Shows and a Wine and Cheese Party. The Friends
of the Museum also sponsored children's events, including "Lunch with the Easter Bunny", "Pumpkin
Patch" and "Family Day at City Park."
Other successful events over the past ten years were the U.S.O. Shows and the annual Antique, Craft
and Gift Shows, Raffles, Style Shows/Dinners and Rummage Sales.
Current officers of the Friends of the Museum are:
Janet Reynolds, President
Greta Betti, Vice-President
Julie Eutizzi, Treasurer
The following currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Museum: Julie Badini, Gloria
Bramer, Dee Ebertsch, Kathie Fayas, Bonnie Hyde, Barb Lefebvre, Shirley Mande, Sarah Micheau,
Darleen Orler, Jackie Rosen and Kay Villa.
Click here to see the Membership Form. You can view and print the form, then mail it to the address on
Click here to see the Research Request Form. The Menominee Range
Historical Foundation's extensive archives, consisting of original
newspapers, books and documents of interest to historians and
genealogists, are not open to individuals at this time, but volunteer
researchers familiar with the collection do conduct searches for a fee of
$10 per hour plus copying costs. Monies generated help support the
The Menominee Range Historical Foundation is dedicated to the perpetuation
and preservation of the history of the Menominee Iron Range and the use of
that history and our museums to further educate the general public.
The Menominee Range Historical Foundation and its three museums - Menominee
Range Historical Museum, Cornish Pumping Engine & Mining Museum, World War
II Glider & Military Museum - is a 501 (c) 3 organization dependent upon donations,
grants, membership dues and earned income to provide its annual operating costs.
The Menominee Range Historical Foundation is a member of the American
Association for State and Local History (AASLH), the Historical Society of Michigan,
the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association (UPTRA) and the Tourism
Association of the Dickinson County Area (TADCA).