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Hours

 
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
*Closed most holidays, including Christmas and New Year's Day.

Admission Fee

Admission is free for members of the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum. Membership Information. Tour groups can be accommodated; please call 734-455-8940 for a reservation.
Adults $5
Students $2 (6-17)
No admission fee is charged for access to the Museum Store only.

Location

The Museum is located at 155 S. Main Street, just north of downtown Plymouth, Michigan. 
 

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Operating Fund Drive

The Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum (a.k.a. Plymouth Historical Society) is privately funded and receives no government support for its mission of providing historical education and maintaining the Plymouth Historical Museum. The Museum has seven part-time staff members to run a 26,000 square foot building. Utilities expenses are $30,000 per year. Money is always appreciated to help keep the doors open so visitors can experience Plymouth community history. Donations are sent directly to the Plymouth Historical Society, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations are tax deductible. If your donation is $100 or more, you will be acknowledged on our new donor wall in the stairwell leading to the lower level. We appreciate your support! 
 

Don't Waver--Buy a Paver!

Museum Landscaping Campaign

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The Main Street sidewalk in front of the Museum will be transformed into a memorial walkway complete with sponsored benches and engraved brick pavers during the Plymouth Historical Museum’s Landscaping Campaign. Bricks can be purchased for $100 each (4"x8" paver) or $250 each (8"x8" paver) to remember family members, Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum members, friends, or people from Plymouth’s history. Please also fill out this form if you are purchasing a brick, and email, mail or fax us the form after you pay for the brick. Thanks!
 
See the artist's rendering of the landscaping design here.
 

Freight Elevator Repair and Building Reserve

The Plymouth Historical Museum's freight elevator needs urgent repair, to the tune of $100,000. We have an anonymous donor who has offered to match, dollar for dollar, contributions received for the elevator repair. The Building Fund is set up to collect money to pay for the elevator repair. Once the elevator is repaired, the money will be set aside for other building repair issues. Donations are sent directly to the Plymouth Historical Society, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and all donations are tax deductible. We appreciate your support!
 

Wish List

Postage Stamps

1 roll @ $49 each
 

Adopt a Mannequin

We need 9 @ $150 each
 

1/2 Month Heating Bill

$375
 

1/2 Month Electric Bill

$475
 

1 Month Employee Salary

$500
 

Adopt a Civil War Soldier Campaign

    In August 1862, local farmers, blacksmiths, and laborers met on the green in the center of the Village of Plymouth (now Kellogg Park) to form a voluntary company of infantry. The men that enlisted became Company C, of the 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment, and they joined with other soldiers in the 24th to fight in the Civil War.
 
    The men of Company C were residents of Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Northville, and other surrounding areas. They fought gallantly in Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Some lost their lives; some had their lives changed forever by injury or sickness.
 
    The Plymouth Historical Museum has a long-term project of recording the experiences of the men of Company C through their official military and pension records as well as other genealogical documents. To assist in the process of obtaining these records needed to bring these soldiers to life, the Plymouth Historical Museum has an "Adopt a Civil War Soldier" campaign.
 
    A donation of $25 (per soldier) or more will greatly assist in covering the costs of copying the records that document these soldiers' lives. For your donation, you will be mentioned in the planned book, and your name will be affixed to the soldier's records in the Museum Archives. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by Federal Tax Laws.
 
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The Curio Cabinet

The Curio Cabinet in the Museum Store contains many unique treasures and collectibles for sale. The Museum is grateful for all donations received for this cabinet; but, we can always use more. These items are great sellers!

If you have any items to donate for resale, please call the Museum Store at (734) 455-8940. Donations are tax deductiblea form will be provided upon request.

In-kind Donations

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to make in-kind donations. Such donations range from family heirlooms and papers that relate to the history of the Plymouth community, to food, raffle prizes, and silent auction items for Society events such as the annual dinner and fundraisers.
 
Donations of any of the following would be greatly appreciated:
  • Family papers and photos of Plymouth residents
  • Historic clothing and equipment
  • Food and beverages for events
  • Computers and peripherals
  • Office furniture
This list is by no means exhaustive. If you have something else to donate, please suggest it. The Plymouth Historical Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. The Museum staff cannot give estimates on values for donated items; donors are responsible for obtaining estimates if needed for tax purposes. Call the Museum at 734-455-8940 to discuss any potential in-kind donations. Thanks for thinking of us!