• Heritage Center gets $15,000 donation

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    In a special ceremony, Liesel Litzenburger Meijer presented to the new nonprofit, Boyne Heritage Center, its first major donation of $15,000 plus another $10,000 if it is matched by additional donations. Her gift will go toward the construction of the historical interpretive center to be housed in the Boyne City City Hall. 

    Meijer commented, "I think you are doing a GREAT thing for Boyne... it will be fun to be an early part of this super project." 

    Responding to the wishes of the community, the Boyne Heritage Center has set its goal to become a world-class collaborative historical hub, preserving and promoting the stories of Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Walloon Lake, Advance, Ironton, Horton Bay, and surrounding townships. 

    The City of Boyne City will house the Boyne Heritage Center, but the new nonprofit will assume governance and management. A board of directors has been formed, bylaws written and strategic planning done. The board plans to hire an executive director and support staff to manage, promote and develop the center for continued growth and expansion.

    In addition to the interpretive exhibit, the Boyne Heritage Center will offer programs, services, events and online resources to preserve and promote the history of our area. 

    Michelle Cortright expresses the community's enthusiasm, "In Boyne, we treasure our history. The Boyne Heritage Center is going to showcase our treasures in a unique and creative way." Full press release.

    > Excited about this project? Interested in donating or serving on the board? For more information, visit www.BoyneHeritage.org or contact Kecia Freed at 231-622-2492, or keciafreed@gmail.com.

    Kecia Freed, Heritage Center Board Member

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