Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Muskegon Heritage Association

  • Muskegon, MI
  • www.muskegonheritage.org

Mission Statement

Muskegon Heritage Association
Mission Statement



1. To assist in the maintaining and improving the historical character of buildings in the greater Muskegon area.

2. To act as an advocate in the city of Muskegon in developing the best policies for Muskegon Historic Districts, and the adjacent central business areas.

3. To plan, promote and execute events to encourage interchange between residents in the greater Muskegon area regarding historic preservation issues.

4. To maintain a museum to show the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon area.

5. To act in a capacity to encourage other municipalities to develop historic districts in the greater Muskegon area.

Main Programs

  1. Muskegon Heritage Museum
  2. School and Group tours
  3. Heritage Plaque Program

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Service Areas

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National

Greater Muskegon, Muskegon County and visitors from all over the US and world

ruling year

1975

President since 2009

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James A. Funnell

Secretary since 2010

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Anne M. Dake

Keywords

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Museum, Business and Industry, Muskegon, MIchigan

Notes from the Nonprofit

The MHA and Museum are completely run by a very dedicated group of volunteers. Funding is provided by memberships, museum admissions, donations and grants. In the last 4 1/2 years the museum has been completely redone and many new exhibits have been added. The focus is on the businesses and industries that made Muskegon a manufacturing capital. Made in Muskegon is the theme. Over 50 volunteers give of their time from mid-May to mid-October so the museum can be open three days a week. School tours, adult groups and tours and private events are held throughout the year. About 10 volunteers work throughout the winter on special projects and new exhibits. THe museum has created interest in the Muskegon Community through preserving and sharing the stories of Muskegon's Industrial Heritage.

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EIN

23-7350112

 Number

5934835604

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The stories, histories and artifacts of Muskegon's Industries are disappearing as companies close and the people involved are no longer here. It is an important story to preserve and share, so the Muskegon Heritage Museum is working to create exhibits with photos, histories and working machinery, plus building and archive, to achieve this goal.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Muskegon Heritage Museum

The museum preserves and shares the stories of Muskegon's businesses and industries through exhibits, artifacts and demonstrations.

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Program 2

School and Group tours

School classes are welcome to visit the museum and hands-on activities are provided by volunteers.

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Program 3

Heritage Plaque Program

Homes that are at least 50 years old and located in the City of Muskegon are nominated to receive recognition for preservation or restoration. The program began in 1981 and so far about 50 homes have been recognized. the program continues with an active volunteer committee.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Muskegon Heritage Association promotes historic preservation of homes and buildings in the Muskegon area and sponsors the Muskegon Heritage Museum to preserve and share the histories of Muskegon's business and industries.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Muskegon Heritage Museum is creating exhibits and biding an archive of the industrial history of Muskegon.
    The Heritage Home Plaque Program recognized homes in Muskegon for preservation or restoration.
    THe entire operation is run by volunteers.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our dedicated group of over 50 volunteers provide the interest, initiative and expertise to do just about anything.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Increased museum attendance during open season, increase in donations and corporate support, increase in the number of volunteers.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The museum will be open three days a week this season, up for just two days a week previously. THere has been an increase in the special events being scheduled. membership has increased each year.

    Still to do are to continue to build the volunteer corps, have the museum open even more days and continue to buiid the Endowment Fund to provide a secure future for the museum and organization.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Greater Muskegon, Muskegon County and visitors from all over the US and world

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Muskegon Heritage Association

Leadership

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President

James A. Funnell

Secretary

Anne M. Dake

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?