Posted by John Martin on Jan 18, 2021
Julie Bunke -- Executive Director, Tri-Cities Historical Museum
 
TCHM has shifted, as many of us have, to more online presentations in 2020.
 
The Museum has been in existence for 62 years and in 2019, they crafted a new, 5-year strategic plan.
 
The Museum maintains three buildings -- the Akeley building museum downtown GH, a storage building on 172nd and a Community Archive and Research Center next to the storage building.
 
Current small exhibit at the Museum is on Highland Park Association -- cottages, activities and general history. Later in 2021, the TCHM will be working with Randy Smith and Marushka on an exhibit of the 50-year history of Marushka.
 
Many small exhibits are placed in area governmental units and libraries.
 
In 2020, the Museum opened a "hands on" room. It opened the same day the Museum was forced to close in March! Funding for this room was provided by the Rotary Club of Spring Lake.
 
Approximately 60% of the Museum's revenues come from local millages. The remainder comes from donations, memberships, ticket sales, and sales from the Museum gift shop.