Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Historical Society of Saginaw County Inc

  • Saginaw, MI
  • www.castlemuseum.org

Mission Statement

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SAGINAW COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY BY TELLING THE CONTINUING STORY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SAGINAW REGION THROUGH EXPLORATION, PRESERVATION AND PRESENTATION OF THEIR HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Main Programs

  1. History on the Move
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Historical Society of Saginaw County is a local history museum which tells the story of Saginaw County and how it relates to the rest of the world now and throughout history. Our visitors are local, national and international.

ruling year

1967

President/CEO

Self-reported

Ken Santa

Keywords

Self-reported

Saginaw County History

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Register now

EIN

38-2119592

 Number

5894305826

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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

Self-reported by organization

Over the last six years, our memberships have increased by over 31%. In 2015 we experienced the highest attendance in our history. In 2015 we served over 38,000 people in our community through direct contact which is also the highest number in our history. Our mobile museum and classroom serves between 6,500 and 8,500 people per year, adults and children alike. Currently our exhibit is about lumbering and it is offered with an educational instructor absolutely free of charge to our community upon request. Our community has had an enthusiastic response to our exhibits and programs. We are proud to have the opportunity to teach the history of Saginaw County.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

History on the Move

A mobile museum and classroom which travels to schools in our county free of charge.

Category

History & Historical Programs

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$60,000.00

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of free participants on field trips

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
History on the Move
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
History on the Move is a FREE mobile museum and classroom that we take to schools and events throughout Saginaw County. We give everyone the opportunity to learn Saginaw County history.

2. Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
2015-Preserve America Steward from The White House, Michelle Obama/All Area Arts Award. 2014-Best Practices Award from AMM, Best Historical Site (Township View) Best Local Museum (Township View)

3. Average dollar price of tickets for guided tours

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Our general admission has been $1.00 for adults and .50 for children for the entire history of this museum. Guided tours are $2.00. Guided tours and an activity are $3.00.

4. Number of volunteers

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
In 2015 136 volunteers provided us with 8,328.5 hours of service.

5. Number of clients served

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total people served via visitors, off-site contacts and History on the Move

6. Total number of organization members

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Historical Society of Saginaw County is committed to serving the community by telling the continuing story of the people of the Saginaw region through exploration, preservation and presentation of their historical and cultural heritage. We are currently focusing our efforts in the areas of growth, people, preservation and presentation and funding.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We have updated our five year strategic plan including our focus areas. We are raising awareness through our marketing plan; We are using and updating a specific development plan for our board and staff to expand; We are working on our collections plan and we are working hard to raise additional funds.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a talented and dedicated board of directors, staff and volunteer base. We are all committed to telling the story of the Saginaw region and we are in the second phase of implementing our strategic plan.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We are measuring our success by the number of annual visitors; our increase in memberships and the amount of our collection plan that has been implemented and we continually monitor our success in all areas of our operations.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Our memberships have increased; our annual number of visitors has increased, our programs are well attended and response to our changes from the community has been very positive. We have made significant progress on our collections plan. We are always working to improve our operations and we have been successful at decreasing our annual expenses through cost cutting measures.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Historical Society of Saginaw County is a local history museum which tells the story of Saginaw County and how it relates to the rest of the world now and throughout history. Our visitors are local, national and international.

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

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

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

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

Historical Society of Saginaw County Inc

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

President/CEO

Ken Santa

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gerald Enszer

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

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?

Yes

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?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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