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About Us 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) Roger Scott, Trustee MUSEUM MANAGER Dianne Castelaz-Chiapusio 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 the form. 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 museums.
MISSION STATEMENT   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).
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