Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment

The possibility that the Dearborn Historical Museum will be self-sufficient one day just took a huge leap forward. The Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment has been established and is now accepting donations. The seed money of $50,000 came from funds that were transferred to the Guild from the now defunct Dearborn Historical Foundation.  The fund has already had its first donation, $2,000 from the General Henry Dearborn Quilting Society. The Endowment’s ultimate goal is to make the Museum financially self-sufficient. This move was critical now that the entire operating budget of the Museum has been eliminated.

Now, we need donations in all forms. Gifts can be made in cash, checks, bonds and other assets, and by will.If you would like to make a donation to the Endowment online, please click on the link below or on the Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment menu item to the left. All donations are tax-deductable. Thank you for supporting local history.

https://thedhm.com/museum-guild-of-dearborn-endowment/

2 thoughts on “Museum Guild of Dearborn Endowment

  1. Joe says:

    I remember correctly, there was a picture of Floyd Yinger in the (old) City Hall. I was told he was the actual First Mayor of Dearborn, only for a few days, (Appointed before/during the consolditation of Forson & Dearborn Township ). I noticed that it always stated Clyde Ford was the first “Elected” Mayor. I was told that Yinger Street was named after him because he was mayor.

    • Hi Joe,
      Thanks for your question. Yes, there was a picture of Floyd Yinger in the old City Hall. Yinger was the Mayor of Fordson. Clyde Ford was the mayor of Dearborn before the consolidation and then was elected mayor of Dearborn after the consolidation. Yes, Yinger Street was named after Floyd.
      Thanks so much for your inquiry,
      Craig Hutchison
      Dearborn Historical Museum

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