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This page is to help members of the media with background information, story angles and images for The History Center of Cheboygan County, Inc.

In addition, staff members are available to answer questions, arrange interviews or to provide specific information. We have a wealth of images that are available for your use. We welcome visits from the media to tour the museum campus.

 

 

 

    

Fast Facts 

Mission Statement
Through exhibits, vibrant programming and rich historical resources,
the Cheboygan County History Center explores the history of Cheboygan County
so residents and visitors can discover their connection to the past
and be inspired to help shape their communities future.

 

 Hours of Operation: 

From June 7, 2016 to September 24, 2016

Exhibits: Tuesday through Saturday

  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Business Ofice: Tuesday through Thursday

  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Admission Fee is $5.00 per person. Persons under 18 years of age are admitted free.

Collections:
The museum house nearly 10,000 artifacts. These include furniture, ceramics, glass, books, manuscripts, photographs, musical instruments, textiles, costumes, ethnographic materials, and stone and metal objects. Most of these objects relate to the history of Cheboygan County.

Archives:
The smallest of our collections, our archives are comprised of records generated by several Cheboygan residents and organizations. Archival materials are those materials that are unpublished, are usually one of a kind, and are a result of a person's or organization's activities.

Populations served:
We serve the people of Cheboygan County and visitors to Cheboygan County. We also provide educational programming opportunities for the students of any Cheboygan County Schools. 

Governing Body:
The museum is a non-profit entity organized under the laws of the State of Michigan. We are governed by an nine member volunteer board of directors. The museum's non-profit status is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. We are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Funding Sources:
A combination of earned income, admissions, memberships, individual and corporate contributions constitutes our annual operating budget of approximately $30,000-$40,000.

History: 
The first formal meeting of the Cheboygan Area Historical Society was held on May 6, 1969, and on July 22, 1969 officers were elected and a charter accepted. In the following two years, a number of important events occured that solifified the presence of the organization in the community. First, an agreement with the City of Cheboygan was reached that allowed the Society to use the old Cheboygan County Jail at the corner of Huron and Court Streets; second, the organization incorporated as a non-profit entity and, third, the name was changed to The Historical Society of Cheboygan County, Inc. In 2010, as a result of a museum assessment program conducted by the American Alliance of Museums, the Historical Society began doing business as The Cheboygan County History Center. On July 17, 2014, the corporate name was changed to The History Center of Cheboygan County, Inc.

Museum History Store: 
The museum has a very small bookstore featuring books on local history, some by local authors; as well as other books that treat historical topics relevant to our local history.  We have approximately 30 titles all of which are available on our website

Membership: 
Members receive great benefits, including unlimited free admission for one year, discounts on select titles from our History Store, and advance invitations to museum events.  There are levels of membership that offer different benefits.  CCHC is also a member of the TimeTravlers™ Program which offers discounts to travelers at participating museums across the country.  Intersted persons may join on line

Group Tours: 
The CCHC offers special rates for group tours and will also to the extent possible accomodate tours during our off-season.  See our group tour page. 


 

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Press Releases (MS Word Format)

 

  

 2014-05-24

Press Release--Antiques Appraisal Clinic.doc

 2014-05-21

Press Release Blue Star Museum Special Exhibit.doc

 2014-02-20

Press Release--Grund Press Release Winter Lecture.doc

 2014-01-05

Press Release--First Winter lecture.doc

 2013-07-18

Press Release--1912 Jail Renovation.doc

 2013-06-20

Press Release--Free Admission.doc

 2013-06-20

Press Release--Mary Todd Lincoln Shawl Exhibit--July 5 - 7, 2013

 2013-06-06

Press Release--History Center Announces 2013 Children's Museum Day Camp

 2012-09-30

Press Release--CCHC Director Crusoe Receives Award from Michigan Museums Association

 2012-06-12

Press Release--History Center Publishes First Book