4500 East Grand Lake Road | PO Box 208 | Presque Isle, Michigan 49777 | GPS: 45 21.395 N | 083 29.532 W
989.787.0814 (Presque Isle Township Museum Society year round)
             9
89.595.9917
 (Gift Shop and 1905 Keeper's House--late May to mid-October, during open hours)  
             Tour Operators: call 989.595.2752 (
Presque Isle Township Hall) for reservations.  

The Current Keepers of the Lights

 

Board of Directors and Officers  2017-18


Tom Neumeyer, President

Katie Wolf, Vice President

Vickie Fields, Treasurer

Harriet Poch, Assistant Secretary

Barbara Croteau

Meaghan Duly

William Gaasch

John Laycock

Vicki Wright

Norma Crouch, Ex-Officio


Committee and Liaison Assignments  2017-18


Norma Crouch — Liaison from the Township's Park and Recreation Committee

Katie Wolf — Liaison to the Township's Board of Trustees

Barbara Croteau — Artifacts Chair

Harriet Poch — Membership Chair

Meaghan Duly Volunteer Coordinator

Vicki Wright — Website/Publicity Chair

Katie Wolf — Fundraising Chair


Non-Members Who Regularly Attend Board Meetings


Linda Kaufman, Secretary

Jeni Matuszak, Township and PITMS Historian

Matt Bedard, Township Facilities and Projects Manager



The Presque Isle Township Museum Society


Mission: The mission of the Presque Isle Township Museum Society (PITMS) is to collect, preserve, enhance, and display artifacts of Great Lakes maritime history in the Presque Isle area; to inform and educate the public about our lighthouses and other aids to navigation, and about the service rendered by keepers and their families; and to engage in other activities that contribute to the well-being of our community.

Presque Isle Township Museum Society meets September 2013

History: PITMS was created in 1998 by a group of citizens who sought to preserve and restore the 1905 Keeper's House at Presque Isle’s New Lighthouse.  Restoration of the Keeper’s House was a labor of love which took more than five years.  Now operated as a museum, the 1905 House remains our core responsibility and primary passion.


The Presque Isle Lighthouse Parks are owned and operated by the Presque Isle Township. Working in concert with the Township, PITMS helps to interpret the lighthouses' history and to present educational exhibitions in the lighthouses and the 1905 Keeper's House Museum.


Leadership: A Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the Museum Society in accordance with its By-Laws.  The Board oversees volunteer staffing of the 1905 House, care and safekeeping of property and artifacts, and manages publicity and promotion.  In addition, the Board works with Presque Isle Township to maintain a strong partnership which benefits the lighthouse parks, visitors, and local residents.


Use of Funds: All surplus funds — that is, all revenue in excess of what is needed to operate the Parks — is used exclusively for maintenance and restoration of the Lights and buildings.  The PITMS Board ensures that these surplus funds are spent in conformity with the Society’s mission.


Meetings of the Board

The PITMS Board meets the third Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Presque Isle Library at Grand Lake unless otherwise noted.


Membership


Those who submit a membership application and pay the annual dues are members of the Presque Isle Township Museum Society, and are qualified to attend the Annual Meeting and vote on Museum Society business.  Membership dues are an important source of income and make it possible for PITMS to pursue its mission.  As a token of our gratitude, members receive certain benefits.  See our web site’s Membership Page for information.


Donations


Any donations we receive go into an Artifacts Fund which is used to acquire, maintain, and display items having to do with Presque Isle and its historic lighthouses.  PITMS is organized as a 501(c)(3) organization and is recognized as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Michigan.  Your financial support will help us fulfill our mission.  A donation form may be found in this "About Us" section of the web site.  Kindly mail your check to Presque Isle Township Museum Society, P.O. Box 208, Presque Isle, MI 49777.