Plymouth Historical Society Makes Some Changes
From a Plymouth Historical Society news release:
Plymouth, Michigan, June 24, 2011--The Plymouth Historical Society is undergoing new and exciting improvements following the recent member approval of bylaws changes. At its annual meeting on Thursday May 12, members voted on various changes proposed by the Board of Directors. These changes will breathe new life into the style and process of board member activity, allowing for fresh perspectives and innovative ideas behind the scenes of the Plymouth Historical Museum. The most prominent change is that of the Plymouth Historical Society name, which will now be known as “The Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum.” This renaming offers a welcoming and friendly feel to the Museum, and will invite younger generations to visit and become members. Other modifications include longer and staggered Board of Director terms, as well as limiting the length of allotted terms for board members, who will be limited to serving three successive three-year terms. Each director position will be voted on by members, who may vote at the meeting, by proxy, or by absentee ballot. Only members in good standing will be considered for candidacy, and employees, family members of employees, and the then acting directors will not be considered as candidates.
The newly elected Board of Directors for 2011-2012 are: Stella Abraham, Jim Burroughs, Sally Fedus, Bee Friedlander, Robert Hovansian, Daniel Packer, Mike Pappas, Avani Saraiya, Gary Stone, Pam Yockey, as well as permanent director Margaret Dunning.
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. Individuals can sign up for a yearly membership for just $25, students for only $10, and families with children under 18 for $40. 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, as well as the current exhibit that extends until October 23, 2011, on “Rediscovering the Civil War.”
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. Visit the Museum’s website at www.plymouthhistory.org for more information.