How to Donate

The Port Hope Area Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax-deductible. Its goal is to tell the stories of the upper Thumb from the lumbering era forward.

The society’s ongoing project is the restoration of the former Brinker Lumberyard into a history hub, containing a museum of regional historic artifacts, as well as the Gladys and RB Hunter Genealogical Center, meeting space and display space.

All labor is volunteer. Your donation will go to needed materials and supplies to restore and maintain this museum space.

Sorry: The society cannot accept online donations at this time.

Financial donations
Send a check, made out to “Port Hope Area Historical Society,” to:

PO Box 133
Port Hope, MI 48468

  • Become a Member
    Your membership in the Port Hope Area Historical Society helps further the mission of the society. Membership levels:
    • Annual individual membership: $25
    • Annual family membership: $40
    • Life membership: $500
    • Founder membership: $1,000
    • Be sure to include your name(s), street address, city, state, ZIP code and email address.
    • With your membership, you will receive the society’s quarterly newsletter. That newsletter contains early updates on events and activities of the society. It also periodically lists names of society members.
    • Founders and Life members will have their names on a plaque displayed in the history center.

Please contact the society before dropping off an item.

Send a letter to:

PO Box 133
Port Hope, MI 48468


This is an all-volunteer organization. If you’re interested in volunteering your time or talents, please call: 989-428-4831. Or stop by the lumberyard when you see vehicles parked out front. Volunteers are there on a changing schedule.