2019 Giving Campaigns
Sustaining Support Campaign
Sustaining donations allow the Society to continue to endeavor in the mission of preserving and presenting Mason County history. Through these donations the Society is able to operate both Historic White Pine Village, the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum as well as maintain a vast and rich archival collection. Additionally, sustaining donations provide for the planning and implementation of fun events such as – History & Maritime In Action School Days, Mason County Day, living history events, community engagement activities, and the continual preservation and presentation of important artifacts and archival collections. All of these aspects of the Society provide for a greater understanding and appreciation for the history of our community. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated!
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.
Complimentary Family Membership included!
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 1849 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.
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
Support the Museums through Estate Planning
Please contact Rebecca Berringer at 231-843-4808 ex. 103 for more information on Estate Giving.