2018 Giving Campaigns

Your tax deductible donations ensure that our museums will be “top notch” as we continue to preserve and present historically important artifacts, and buildings of the inhabitants of Mason County.

All Aboard Campaign

The “All Aboard” campaign invites all who are passionate about the mission of the Mason County Historical Society to partner with us as we strive to meet our goals. This campaign is the primary source of funds that are used to cover the expenses needed to maintain our facilities in a way that provides a quality visitor experience. These funds are vital when it comes to covering the necessary expenses that allow us to keep our doors open. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.


Daily Sponsor Campaign

Sponsoring a day is a great way to help us provide a wonderful educational experience for our many visitors. Become a “Daily Sponsor” in honor of a loved one, a birthday, or even an anniversary! While we appreciate donations of any amount, you may personally sponsor a day for $250. As a sponsor we will recognize you at both of our museums, on our website, and in our newsletter. To sponsor a particular day, please call Rebecca Berringer at 231-843-4808 ex. 103.
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Research Library Campaign

The Mason County Historical Society’s extensive research library covers West Michigan and Mason County history, containing archival photos, newspapers, obituaries, and more. Funds are needed to defray the expenses associated with accessioning and preserving these important pieces of history.


Business Partners Campaign

Your participation as a Business Partner will go a long way toward ensuring the success of our mission–preserving and interpreting our past for this generation and for generations far into the future.  Additionally, our Business Partners support many special events throughout the year. The thousands of visitors who pass through our doors at our two museums experience the rich cultural and maritime history of our area and they will be forever in your debt.  Your generous investment will ensure that our past comes alive in order to inspire and inform our future! Become a Business Partner at the following levels: Silver at $500, Gold at $750, and Platinum at $1,000.

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Platinum


Silver level participation will receive 2 family passes per year at either White Pine Village or at the Maritime Museum and two tickets to the Mason County Historical Society Annual Dinner.
Gold level participation will receive 4 family passes per year at either museum or two tickets to the Mason County Historical Society Annual Dinner.
Platinum level participation will be given 15 passes per year, redeemable at either White Pine Village or Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and tickets for two tickets for the Mason County Historical Society Annual Dinner.

Adopt a Building Campaign

Historic White Pine Village is home to 30 buildings and sites to explore. Among the many buildings are a Trappers Cabin, the original 1857 Caswell Court House for Mason County, a General Store, and Farmstead, Maritime, Lumbering, and Time Museums. The Museum of Music and Hamlin Cabin also add to the visitor experience. Whether you enjoy classic cars, beautiful flowers and gardens, farmstead life, or a beautiful chapel, all these can be experienced while touring the village. Become an Adopt a Building donor for $750 and help preserve these buildings for generations to come. As a donor we will proudly display your name on a lovely sign at the entrance to the building of your choice, on our website, and recognize your contribution in our annual meeting brochure.


Buildings


Exhibit Planning Campaign

Quality educational exhibits are a vital component to a successful visitor experience. Developments costs for exhibits can range from as low as $100 upwards to $75,000 or more. Being able to provide quality exhibits takes planning and funds. Please consider a donation towards these expenses, no amount is too small.

For current exhibit plans, please contact Dr. Rick Plummer at 231-843-4808 ex. 102

Exhibits

Endowment Fund Campaign

Into the future! Gifts to our Endowment Fund provide long term support for the day-to-day operations associated with running two museums. Checks can be made to:
Community Foundation of Mason County
P.O. Box 10
Ludington, MI 49431
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Support the Museums through Estate Planning

Please contact Dr. Rick Plummer at 231-843-4808 ex. 102 for more information on Estate Giving.