Sponsorships and Grants
The Beaver Island Historical Society’s goal of “Keeping Island history alive” is an attempt to remind us of history’s importance in our lives. We are asking you to consider the possibility of joining the Society’s membership team as a very important corporate sponsor (our highest level of support).
The Historical Society had a very successful year in 2018 and our existing Corporate Sponsors have expressed satisfaction and reported that it has been very good for business.
As a corporate sponsor you and or your company will be:
- Listed on our website with a link to your business
- Publicized in all our printed material and digital signage, including our newsletters, brochures and programs
- Invited to participate in after hours special events and corporate tours of our museums
We are grateful for your consideration of this opportunity and hope you will join our team. To purchase a corporate sponsorship please click on the below PayPal link and to register. You will be contacted and asked to provide an icon and web address for your business.
We have received grants from the organizations below
Great Lakes People Fund Plus
Michigan Humanities Council
Northwest Michigan Arts Cultural Network
You can support us by making an online donation here. We accept credit cards and Paypal. Payments are processed by Paypal but you do not have to have Paypal to contrbute.
Program: Museum Week 2018/Protars
Grant Title: Beaver Island Historical Society: A Plan for the Future
Grantor: Charlevoix County Community Foundation
BIHS awarded $2,824.00 to assist with Museum Week rental use of the Beaver Island Community Center, Interpretive signage and security cameras at Protars to improve public accessibility.
Program: Digitization of Oral History Collection
A $2,300 grant was received from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to assist with the digitization of the cassette tape portion of the BIHS Oral History Collection. The digitized collection will be made available on the internet in the near future.
Program: Beaver Island Historical Walking Tour
Grantor: Great Lakes Energy Peoples Fund
A 2018 grant for $7,352.00 was received from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund to assist with the cost of signage for a proposed historical walking tour in the downtown area.