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Plymouth Historical Museum News

Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum elects new Board of Directors

June 6, 2014—At its annual meeting in May, the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum members elected several members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board of Directors for 2014-2017 are: Margaret Harris, Daniel Packer, and Jim Vermeulen Jr. The remainder of the board includes: Jeff Ashton (2013-2016), Jim Burroughs (2012-2015), Sally Fedus (2012-2015), Aaron Frank (2013-2016), Wes Graff (2013-2016), Mike Pappas (2013-2016), and Pam Yockey (2012-2015), as well as permanent director Margaret Dunning.

The Board of Directors elected its officers for the coming year at its meeting Wednesday: Pam Yockey, president; Sally Fedus, vice president; Margaret Harris, secretary; and Jim Burroughs, treasurer.

Become a member of the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum and receive free admission, discounts on upcoming events, as well as a 10 percent discount in the museum store. The Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum is a private charitable organization that receives no government funding. The Museum offers a wide array of information from exhibits on Plymouth, including a timeline of the city dating back to the Native Americans, a Victorian-era recreation of Main Street, an exhibit on celebrated President Abraham Lincoln. The Museum will be closed June 9-24 in preparation for its upcoming exhibit “Wheels of Summer,” which will run June 25-November 2, 2014.

The Plymouth Historical Museum is located at 155 S. Main Street, one block north of downtown Plymouth. Hours are 1-4 pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Anonymous Donor Pledges 50/50 Match for Repairing Freight Elevator

May 19, 2014--The Plymouth Historical Museum has an urgent need to get its freight elevator operational again. The estimate for repairing the jack is approximately $100,000. Read about it in the Plymouth Observer. The Museum was able to raise close to $33,000 during a Day of Giving held by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation on May 6. But we still need more money! An anonymous donor has stepped up and offered to match, dollar for dollar, all of the further donations received to repair the elevator. Please help support your local cultural gem!
 
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New Board of Directors

May 8, 2014--At its annual meeting in May, the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum members elected a new slate for its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board of Directors for 2014-2015, and their terms are:  Jeff Ashton (2013-2016), Jim Burroughs (2012-2015), Sally Fedus (2012-2015), Aaron Frank (2013-2016), Wes Graff (2013-2016), Margaret Harris (2014-2017), Daniel Packer (2014-2017), Mike Pappas (2013-2016), Jim Vermeulen Jr. (2014-2017), and Pam Yockey (2012-2015), as well as permanent director Margaret Dunning.
 
The Plymouth Historical Museum is located at 155 S. Main Street, one block north of downtown Plymouth. Hours are 1-4 pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The Plymouth Historical Museum has been approved to participate in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, allowing the Museum to earn money based on money spent at Kroger by those enrolled with the Museum as the beneficiary. If you would like to help the Museum receive money each time you shop at Kroger, simply register online at
Here are the steps for registering:
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • At krogercommunityrewards.com, click on Sign In/Register.
  • Most participants are new online customers, so click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • You must first sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Once your account is activated, click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number (91056 for the Plymouth Historical Museum) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases don't count for the Museum until after you have register your card.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Thank you for going through these steps to support the ongoing operations of the Plymouth Historical Museum. This is an effortless way for the Museum to benefit from community participation. Please realize that you will need to reregister each year, selecting the Museum as the beneficiary of this program.