Dear Friend of the Lenawee County Historical Museum,
At the Lenawee County Historical Museum we our thankful -- to all of our donors who provide us with the fiscal means to continue to preserve Lenawee’s rich history. Thanks to your continued support we have:
As the year ends, and the calendar turns from 2017 to 2018, the Lenawee County Historical Society board of directors seeks to ensure that the building and collections will be viable for years to come. This means a new roof for the facility (last done in 1993) at an estimated cost of $80,000 and work to update the public restrooms.
Updates are needed within the Museum as well. In the first of many planned upgrades to permanent exhibits, the board is working with a design firm to create a first floor exhibit honoring the work of anti-slavery leaders in the Lenawee County community. The newly envisioned exhibit would showcase the work (and artifacts) of Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Laura Haviland, Asa Mahan and Fitch Reed as well as others who worked tirelessly and often at great peril to end slavery in America. Such an exhibit would be an asset to the Museum and would complement the statue of Laura Haviland and our new “bench by the road” which was installed this October.
To make our visions for the Museum a reality, we NEED you. You share with us the stories, donate the artifacts, and provide us the financial means to continue our operations. The Lenawee County Historical Museum receives no governmental support. Your donation of $25, $100 or even $500 helps us to teach our history to thousands of visitors every year and develop new exhibits like the upcoming anti-slavery exhibit.
We hope to see you soon at the Lenawee County Historical Museum!