MRHC awarded $15,000 grant

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant will assist the MRHC to continue the mission to preserve our area’s history through compelling exhibits, public programs and classroom field trips.

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local business support of the MRHC include: Swanson, Mercier & Associates, Northern Michigan Bank& Trust, Wealth Strategy Group, Casa Calabria, The Mining Journal, TV6, Rotary, Eagle Mine, UPHP, just to name a few.

The History Center receives significant volunteer support from the community. We have over 50 volunteers. Without their help we could not provide the things people have come to expect from us. These dedicated people work with our curator, with school groups and present public programs, they help with all aspects of the research library and at the front desk welcoming guests. Thank you to our business supporters and to every one of our volunteers!

The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the residents of Michigan and visitors will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. Visit Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for a complete list of grant awards around the state.