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October 12, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Justin Koski
U.S. NATIONAL SKI & SNOWBOARD HALL OF FAME AND
MUSEUM, INC. RECEIVES STATE FUNDING FOR
NECESSARY MUSEUM IMPROVEMENTS
Ishpeming, MI – The U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of
Fame and Museum, Inc., has been awarded two grants totaling
$73,500 from the State of Michigan Arts and Culture Council
(MACC). These grants were awarded through the MACC peer
review process and were two of 639 applications received.
“Immediate MACC support of our projects stimulates growth in
our local economy,“ stated Justin Koski, Executive
Director. “Additionally, it endorses our efforts to maintain our
facility and heightens awareness of our presence and impact in
the state of Michigan.”
The first grant awarded was the Operational Support grant for
$13,500, $3,268 of which came from the National Endowment
for the Arts (NEA). These funds will go towards covering a
portion of one full-time staff member in Ishpeming, MI.
The second grant awarded was the Capital Improvement grant
for $60,000. These funds will go towards a portion of the roof
renovation project which is a major component of the Museum
Capital Improvement Project scheduled for June 2023. The
Hall of Fame
museum is now in the process of garnering funds to match the MACC donation and to cover the
remainder of expenses necessary to complete the entire project. Pending funding, additional
museum capital improvement projects include: upgrading windows, installing solar panels and
updating interior projects.
The MACC peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered
by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the
taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or
residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
For more information about these grants or the 2023 Museum Capital Improvement projects,
please contact Justin Koski or visit the website at www.skihall.com.
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