Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Marquette County Historical Society

  • Marquette, MI
  • www.marquettehistory.org

Mission Statement

PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF OUR AREA BRINGS AN UNDERSTANDING TO THE PAST AND PRESENT, AND PROVIDES A GUIDE FORTHE FUTURE WE NOT ONLY MAINTAIN EXHIBITS, ARTIFACTS AND A RESEARCH LIBRARY, WE PROVIDE A FORUM FOR ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY AND CREATING LINKS BETWEEN PEOPLE

Main Programs

  1. Saturdays at the Center
  2. Historic Bus Tours
Service Areas

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International

The Marquette County Historical Society offers programs, exhibits and research materials that serve individuals of all geographic locations. Our Education Department provides special field trip programs for grades K-12 from all over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and International Students from Northern Michigan University.
The J.M. Longyear Research Library assists individuals from all over the country and Canada looking for genealogical materials and information on companies that may have ties to the area.
We also host programs that involve other organizations throughout the county and other parts of the Upper Peninsula.

ruling year

1968

Principal Officer

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Cristine Osier

Keywords

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Preserving history through education and interesting programs.

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Also Known As

Marquette Regional History Center

EIN

38-1312642

 Number

6497062011

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our diverse offerings of program topics bring different groups of community members to our facility. Our programming sparks the curiosity of those in attendance to come back and experience other programs we offer or bring them back to view our exhibit galleries or use our research library.

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

Saturdays at the Center

The third Saturday of the winter months a family friendly adventure can be had with hands on activities focused on specific themes that correspond with our special exhibit and permanent exhibit galleries. Special presentations are also woven into the day's festivities.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Historic Bus Tours

On these narrated tours you will meet some of Marquette's historical personalities and hear their stories. This is a chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Marquette County Historical Society aims to educate the community about how important it is to preserve history for future generations and to get younger generations excited about preserving history.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Marquette County Historical Society's include offering programs that appeal to youth and families so that a family can get excited about history together. We also plan on showcasing a variety special exhibits that appeal to all ages and backgrounds.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our facility's gathering space allows us provide space for displays, seating and easy mobility during programs and events. Our exhibit galleries are spacious and allow us to display items from our collection and to also display artifacts from community members for our special exhibits.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Marquette County Historical Society tracks attendees for our programs each year. After a program, numbers are compared and notes at made in regards of a decrease or increase of attendees. Surveys are also conducted to see how attendees heard about programs and where they are from.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have accomplished getting individuals from all over the Upper Peninsula to attend events and programs. We are still trying to establish a plan to attract the attention of those under the age of fifty years old to attend programs and get those individuals excited about preserving history.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Marquette County Historical Society offers programs, exhibits and research materials that serve individuals of all geographic locations. Our Education Department provides special field trip programs for grades K-12 from all over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and International Students from Northern Michigan University.
The J.M. Longyear Research Library assists individuals from all over the country and Canada looking for genealogical materials and information on companies that may have ties to the area.
We also host programs that involve other organizations throughout the county and other parts of the Upper Peninsula.

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Financials

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MARQUETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Marquette County Historical Society

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Cristine Osier

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Paquette

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