Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Charlevoix County History Preservation Society

  • Boyne City, MI
  • www.cchps.info

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Mission Statement

The mission of Charlevoix County History Preservation Society is to promote the understanding and appreciation of the heritage of the people of Charlevoix County and its townships by searching out, collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts of historical and cultural significance.

Main Programs

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Preservation
  3. Local History
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA, including its cities, towns, townships, and unincorporated areas.  49711, 49782, 49712, 49713, 49796, 49720, 49727.  Includes the following cities, towns, and census-designated places:  Advance, Barnard, Bay Shore, Boulder Park, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Burgess, Charlevoix, Clarion, East Jordan, Horton Bay, Ironton, Norwood, Phelps, St. James, Walloon Lake, Wildwood, and Zenith Heights.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Ms. Georganna Monk

Keywords

Self-reported

history preservation, park avenue prowl, charlevoix

EIN

84-1687847

 Number

6085862610

Also Known As

CCHPS

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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In FY2010, the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society:
Presented 7 public educational events

Presented 2 additional special events in collaboration with other organizations
Published 4 quarterly newsletters with original articles

Nearly tripled its membership in two years

Helped to save the 1910 Water Works Building and obtain preservation grants for the project

Scanned and copied 700 pages of public township records

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

Public Education and Outreach

Public Education and Outreach -- speaker series, newsletter, special events, and other publications to inform and engage the people of Charlevoix County in the preservation of their history.
 
In August of 2011, we will with several partner organizations sponsor the StoryCorps Oral History and Genealogy Fair, featuring the nationally-acclaimed StoryCorps and its Door-to-Door program.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$13,000.00

Program 2

Preservation

Records - preservation of public records (especially township records), photographs, diaries, and documents through digitization, cataloging, and safe storage on electronic media.
Oral History - capture and preserve the memories, recollections, and stories of long-time residents of the county by recording structured interviews.
Save our Sites - a group of projects whose aim is to preserve historic buildings and sites.  In 2008, the Boyne City Water Works ("1910") Building was slated for demolition.  CCHPS joined forces with other community groups and helped to obtain federal preservation grants to restore the building and return it to service as a water booster station.  This architectural gem played a key role in the development of water works, critically important as Boyne City and nearby areas were lumbered heavily in the early part of the 20th century.  This year we will continue to research the history of the water works, and develop an interpretive history display for the interior of the building.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$10,500.00

Program 3

Local History

Our local history program seeks to research and document historical topics of local interest.  Projects include the following:
Undine -- a comprehensive record of the lost Undine settlement and the people who lived there.  Undine was one of many lumber towns established on or near the Great Lakes in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  After several years of dedicated research, the team working on this project has made sufficient progress to justify a year-long exhibit at the Charlevoix Historical Society's Harsha House in Charlevoix.  We also plan to publish a book of the material to coincide with the end of the exhibit in the summer of 2012. 
Park Avenue Prowl -- a walking tour of a part of Charlevoix where pioneer homes still stand and where history was made, produced as a website: www.charlevoixparkavenue.com
Lennie’s Monument – a study of the people who built and lived in the “Ben Campbell house,” which was built in 1870 and demolished by fire in 2010.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Charlevoix County, Michigan, USA, including its cities, towns, townships, and unincorporated areas.  49711, 49782, 49712, 49713, 49796, 49720, 49727.  Includes the following cities, towns, and census-designated places:  Advance, Barnard, Bay Shore, Boulder Park, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Burgess, Charlevoix, Clarion, East Jordan, Horton Bay, Ironton, Norwood, Phelps, St. James, Walloon Lake, Wildwood, and Zenith Heights.

Funding Needs

You can contribute in many ways! We have no paid staff, so your donation will further our efforts to preserve the past for the future. An unrestricted donation will help us continue our work, putting your money to use where we believe it is most needed A donation for the Undine project will pay for materials and for an intern to help with the research, indexing, and editing of material. A donation to the StoryCorps project will help us bring StoryCorps to Charlevoix County in August of 2011, to headline an "Oral History and Genealogy Fair" co-sponsored by several other organizations. To make a donation, mail your check made payable to CCHPS, to: CCHPS 946 N Advance Rd Boyne City, MI 49712   We are a tax-exempt non-profit, and your donations are deductible.  Check with your tax advisor for details.  Thank you!

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Principal Officer

Ms. Georganna Monk

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Georganna Monk

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Term: July 2010 - June 2011

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