Raise the Sign Campaign

The deadline for this campaign was Friday July 18th and we are happy to report we have enough funding to have a sign built and installed. We hope to have it up by the end of August. Thank you to all of our generous and gracious donors, we could not have done it without you, you made this possible.

We have a very exciting opportunity that has recently been presented. It has been long overdue that a sign be placed on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Brady Street to make more people aware that the McFadden-Ross House, the Gardner House, and the Museum office reside on Brady just north of Michigan. It is estimated that 100,000 cars stream down Michigan Avenue everyday. It is also estimated that the people driving 95% of those cars have no idea that a Museum is so close. A quality sign with the ability to post events and exhibits would go a long way to rectifying this situation. The following picture shows the present situation with the McFadden-Ross House in the background.

Corner of Michigan Avenue and Brady Street
Michigan and Brady (McFadden-Ross House can be seen in background)

A generous donor has offered to match up to $500 in donations for the purpose of building and installing a sign for the Dearborn Historical Museum on this corner. It would be two-sided in order to catch the attention of east and west bound vehicles. If you would be willing to help in this worthwhile endeavor, please click the donate button below which will allow you to specify any amount you want to give. You do not have to be a Paypal member to donate. If we can reach the $500 mark and add the matching funds, the amount will cover the sign and the installation. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your much needed help and for supporting local history.

Donations of $50 or more will have their name(s) listed on the sign as a donor.

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1 thought on “Raise the Sign Campaign”

  1. This is great! I am so proud of these museums!! They have SO MUCH to offer and teach children/adults about history! I hope the signs will include hours, cost or no cost, open days. Also an explanation of what kind of museums-what they offer, historical times highlighted. Maybe the museums could make up a calendar of events or newsletter, opening/closing times and dates of museums. This could be featured in the Press/Guide or the Free Press.

    The museum could be listed with the hotels like the Henry Ford as places to go when someone comes here on vacation. A package with the hotel or listed as something to do while visiting Dearborn or the Detroit Metro Area. Or list in Detroit Magazines-OUR DETROIT, METRO DETROIT, METRO PARENT, etc.

    Congratulations and good luck !

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