Welcome To Hamburg Historical Museum
Preserving and Presenting The History Of Hamburg
Hamburg Historical Museum is located at 7225 Stone Street In The Village of Hamburg, Michigan USA
FROM WHMI 93.5 FM:
Collaboration Aims To Preserve Hamburg Twp. Museum
December 23, 2019
An agreement between Hamburg Township and its Historical Society will help preserve the municipality’s museum and strengthen its financial position.
Officials say the collaborative agreement is the culmination of several months of work on a plan to better support the Hamburg Township Museum and Historical Society. The building in which the museum is housed was constructed in 1865, making it the second oldest building in the village. Township Supervisor Pat Hohl says the municipality tried to sell the building a few times, but didn’t get any offers. It was deeded to the township’s Historical Society in 2011 with a reversion clause that would revert the building back to the township if the museum ceases operation.
Hohl says the township still wants to help preserve 188 years of the community’s history, and so they plan to enter into a two-year agreement with the historical society that requires the township pay the full cost of utilities to operate the museum, and maintain the building, grounds and parking lot. The township will also employ a part-time museum administrator/curator with grant solicitation and volunteer development experience. The goal is to better establish both the museum and historical society as self-sustaining nonprofit entities.
Suzanne Hines is the Historical Society’s secretary and treasurer and says, "I believe if we had a strong volunteer group and someone directing it, a lot of our programs that we keep talking about doing will be able to be done. We'd be able again to let more people know that the museum is here and participate by becoming members or perhaps endowing it in some way."
A resolution to enter into and ratify the agreement was adopted by the Board at their meeting. The resolution is a preamble to a formal agreement that will outline the specifics of the collaboration. Hohl says he expects both parties will enter into the agreement once someone has been found to fill the curator position. (DK)
Opened in 2004, the goal of the Hamburg Historical Museum is to preserve and present the history of Hamburg, Michigan.
The Museum is located in one of Hamburg's major historic buildings. The building began in the mid-1850s as a Methodist Church, housed the Hamburg Township offices in the mid-1900's and was the home of the Hamburg Township Library for over 20 years.
Take a walk into Hamburg history at the Hamburg Township Historical Museum.
Enjoy our wonderful displays of vintage toys, dolls and children's books.
The Tea Room
Do you belong to a group that would enjoy Tea, Shopping and a Look into Hamburg's Past? Looking for a unique place to have your Holiday Party or Special Event? Consider booking your event at our Tea Room. We can work with you in scheduling and can assure you of a wonderful time. The Tea Room can be rented or we can serve Tea to your group. Contact us for details: Suzanne at 586.904.9346 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Basement Treasures Area
Items are added almost on a daily basis, so make it a point to come in and browse for those "I can't live without' items.
Lots of items at your price. Cleaning closets and drawers? We are always looking for new treasurers to put in our resale shop. Your donations are tax-deductible.
Model Train Area/Models
The Village of Pinckney (ca. 1910) Display is now ready for viewing on the township display in the Train Gallery.
If you think of other things that would encourage people to visit and enjoy our jewel in the community, please let us know.
Hamburg Historical Museum
Museum Phone: 810.986.0190
Tea Room Reservations Phone: 1.586.904.9346
7225 Stone Street
(Old Library Building)
P.O. Box 272
Hamburg, Michigan 48139 USA
- Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Special Tours By Appointment
- Board of Directors' Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum
Board of Directors:
- Wayne Burkhardt, President
- George Weinhagen, Vice-President
- Suzanne Hines, Secretary/Treasurer
- Joyce Terry, Member at Large
- Mary Culp, Member at Large
- Pat Corr, Membership Chair
Last Updated December 26, 2019
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