We are pleased to announce that the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society has received two emergency funding grants to aid the Society through the summer of 2020, when the pandemic has seriously affected non-profit organizations in the United States.
We thank the MICHIGAN HUMANITIES COUNCIL for a Humanities Organizations Pandemic Emergency (H.O.P.E.) grant of $5,000, specifically to support staffing needs at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, with an emphasis on the Motor Lifeboat House. These funds were awarded very early as the pandemic and Stay at Home Order affected the Shipwreck Society, and are very deeply appreciated for the timeliness of the funding. As stated by Michigan Humanities, “This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.” Please visit michiganhumanities.org for information on the Council and its important work for our state.
We also sincerely thank the UNITED STATES LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY, headquartered in Hansville, Washington, for a contribution of $1,000, which has been specifically used to help pay for Personal Protective Equipment for the museum staff, including masks, face shields, sneeze guards, and hand sanitizer. This organization’s web site is www.uslhs.org. The Lighthouse Society provides a wealth of useful information for lighthouse historians, as well as information on lighthouse restoration.