RIVER RAISIN NEWS & DISPATCH
THE NEWSLETTER OF THE MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM & THE MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 2 Issue 5 September/October 2006 _____
Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe Street Monroe, MI 48161
Director Ralph Naveaux
Assistant Director John Gibney
Curator Jim Ryland
Archivist Chris Kull
Secretary & Education Lynn Reaume
Battlefield David Ingall & Scott Lonsdale
Maintenance Mike Jondro _____
Museum Hours Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Sun. all year long 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. _____
Archives Hours Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. all year long 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. _____
MESSAGE FROM THE MUSEUM
DIRECTOR by Ralph Naveaux
You may have noticed a change in the title of our newsletter from Museum News to River Raisin News & Dispatch. That is because this issue is being sent out not only to our own list of subscribers, but also to members of the Monroe County Historical Society.
We are including a letter from
Congressman Dingell’s effort to interest the National Service in preserving the River Raisin Battlefield. We
there will be more Society news newsletter, which will continue museum staff and volunteers
be put together
Although many people confuse the Monroe County Historical Museum and the Monroe County Historical Society as though they were one in the same, they are actually separate organizations, each with its own function.
The Museum is part of county government and therefore is responsible to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and the Chief Administrator of Monroe County. Our staff members are county employees, and our operating budget is set by the Board of Commissioners, who also appoint the members of our citizen’s advisory and policy board, the Monroe County Historical Commission.
The Historical Society is a private, tax-exempt, 501c3 organization that originally established the Museum and ran it for many years before turning it over to the county. The Society still functions as a major source of funding for the Museum beyond its limited operating budget, but there are many other projects the Society also funds.
Text of Letter from William Braunlich written in support of Congressman Dingell’s effort to interest the National Park Service in preserving the River Raisin Battlefield
July 10, 2006
The Honorable Richard Pombo, Chairman Committee on Resources United States House of Representatives