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Michigan Military Technical Historical Society's Fundraiser:

Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society Museum

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THE STORY:

New Exhibit and Research Archive

Attendance to the Museum has grown steadily since its opening on 11/11/11. Donations of uniforms, personal stories and other items have grown. We have completed Phase 1 (primarily items manufactured in Michigan) and Phase 2 (personal stories of Michigan residents who served and sacrificed), but have run out of room  With the new exhibit area, we will feature rotating displays. Some of the proposed topics include WWI (since 2014 is the 100th Anniversary of the start), Propaganda used in wartime and the story of 4 Hamtramck brothers who served in different branches, one of whom who was a chaplain.

Also with the donations are letters, pictures, company newsletter, technical manuals, diaries and other period items that are invaluable to people doing research about this time period.

The Project

First, a door will be constructed at the end of the hallway to section off the Research Archive from the area that has been utilized by Kids Club sponsored by a local Model Club.  Then the area needs a fresh coat of paint. Then a networked computer system will be added, connecting the catalog room and the Research Archive so that multiple users can access the system at once. Next, all of the shelving needs to move into the hallway that will make up part of the Research Archive. Once cleared out, the work on the Exhibit area begins with paint and slatwall that will form the basis of a flexible display area that will allow us to rotate different topics much easier than we can in the main area. Four other displays will be built as well as a raised platform to highlight different types of materials.

The amount in this campaign is strictly the cost of the materials and operating costs of running the Museum. Phase 1 and 2 were constructed completely with donated labor. We also keep our costs of material very low as well. The Research Archive was jump started last year, when the President won a GSA Auction for a rolling file system for only $10! The catch was that it had to be dismantled and picked up from Mid-Michigan (over 10 hours in all).  Boy Scout Troop1927 as one of the member’s Eagle Scout project then installed it. Our displays  that receive rave reviews by others in the Museum industry are modified Ikea closet organizers with glass by a local glass company, saving hundreds of dollars over the ones in Museum catalogs.

REWARDS

Give $5: Postcard featuring a Museum Exhibit

Give $15 Above + Name Listed in Research Archive Honor Roll

Give $25: Above + 1 year Membership  & Invite to VIP Reception

Give $50:Above + MI Abrams print signed by Artist Karen Randall

Give $100:Above + Name Listed in Exhibit Honor Roll

Give $300:Postcard featuring a Museum Exhibit, Name Listed in Exhibit Honor Roll

2 year Membership, Invite to VIP Reception, Plaque on Display (4 available)

Give $600: Postcard featuring Museum Exhibit, Name Listed in Exhibit Honor Roll

2 year Membership, Invite to VIP Reception, Plaque on Computer (3 available),  MI Abrams print signed by Artist Karen Randall

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wendy Richardson

    $25

  • Alysa Diebolt

    $25

  • Chris Zimmel

     

  • Robert Causley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave Corrie

    $50

  • RJ & Michele Hayden

    $50

  • Franklin M. Newman III

    $10

  • Robert Causley

    $25

  • Clovers Collision adn Mechanical Repair

    $25

  • Steve Duchane

    $50

  • Leo P. Miller

    $100

  • Lutz and Christel Ratzenberger

    $25

  • Omar Dkat

    $25

  • Beverly Kimbro

     

  • Bob Fox

    $100

  • Paul Rogers

    $100

  • Chris ZImmel

     

  • Hershey Ivins

    $10

  • Angel Dekat

    $10

  • 10.00

    $10

  • RJ & Michele Hayden

    $25

  • Robert Causley

    $100

  • Cardi DeMonaco Jr

    $25

  • Steve Duchane

    $25

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24% Raised of$4,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,070 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michigan Military Technical Histori...

Amount Raised

$840

 

19% Raised of$4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Causley

Amount Raised

$160

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Wendy Richardson

Amount Raised

$70

Donor Comments

Steve Duchane

Steve Duchane

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cardi DeMonaco Jr

Cardi DeMonaco Jr

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Robert Causley

Robert Causley

DONATION: $100

We need to put our Museum into high gear to get the TRUE History revealed and told about MICHIGAN!! 4 years ago

RJ & Michele Hayden

RJ & Michele Hayden

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

10.00

10.00

DONATION: $10

Everything you wanted and more. Staff always going above and beyond to help individuals and the community remember Michigan's contribution during the 20th century. 5 years ago

Angel Dekat

Angel Dekat

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Hershey Ivins

Hershey Ivins

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Chris ZImmel

Chris ZImmel

5 years ago

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

DONATION: $100

To Fred Rogers KIA 22 Feb 1944 over the Netherlands. 5 years ago

Bob Fox

Bob Fox

DONATION: $100

5 years ago