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DHM Selected for Michigan H.O.P.E. Grant for Shutdown Relief

Over the course of the recent shutdown, the Dearborn Historical Museum was elated to learn that it had been selected for a Michigan H.O.P.E. Grant. The grant provided financial assistance to the Museum during the course of the shutdown and helped to ease the blow of the cancellation of the Museum’s annual Pioneer School Program.

Made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Michigan Humanities Council, this CARES Act funding helped to partially support the salaries of the Museum’s five part-time staff members over the course of the shutdown. Retaining these staff members allowed the DHM to produce important digital content over the course of the shutdown and stay involved in engaging the local Dearborn community.

The Dearborn Historical Museum would like to thank everyone who helped to make this grant possible, especially the Michigan Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Representative Debbie Dingell, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Senator Gary Peters.

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Support the DHM at “A Different Kind of Dearborn Homecoming”

The Dearborn Historical Museum has participated in Dearborn Homecoming every year since its inception and the event has grown into an important fundraiser for the Museum as we sell parking spaces and accept donations at our tent space.

With Dearborn Homecoming canceled this year, the DHM will be participating in “A Different Kind of Dearborn Homecoming,” a fundraiser organized by the City of Dearborn and Dearborn Community Fund allowing community members to donate to the DHM and other important local organizations.

On August 7, 8, and 9, tune in to CDTV to see a continuously-playing feature on the important work done by these organizations and head to dearborncommunityfund.org for information on how to donate. We hope you will consider donating to the Museum!

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Follow Us On Instagram!

Did you know that the DHM is on Instagram? Our Instagram page gives followers a behind the scenes look at artifacts from our collection, as well as exclusive peeks into the day-to-day operations of the Museum. You know what else is special about our Instagram? We love to post content YOU suggest. Give us a follow, and send us a message with ideas that you would like to see featured on our page! You can find us here: https://www.instagram.com/dearbornhistoricalmuseum/