Established in 1966, the Troy Historical Society (THS) has demonstrated its commitment to preserving Troy’s pioneer era and heritage by transforming itself from a club interested in history to a governance body overseeing the operations of the Troy Historic Village (THV, Village). This major shift occurred in 2010 when the City of Troy laid off the majority of staff and intended to close the Village due to the local economic recession. Society members have contributed over $1.3 million to acquire, relocate, and construct almost all of the 11 historical facilities in the Village. The Society maintains a close working relationship with the City of Troy through a renewable five-year management agreement.
The Troy Historical Society stimulates discovery and cultivates life-long appreciation of history by sharing and preserving heritage through creative, meaningful experiences that engage our stakeholders.
The Troy Historical Society will provide a welcoming environment that:
Promotes a culture of stewardship where all adhere to the highest standards of historic preservation, manage resources with integrity and transparency, and treat all stakeholders with dignity and respect.
From its inception, the Society has worked with the City of Troy in establishing the museum (now known as the Troy Historic Village) to preserve the community’s heritage and that of Southeast Michigan.. Over the years, the Society has provided thousands of hours of volunteer service at the village, contributed financial support for public programs and events and donated over $750,000 in support of the expansion projects. These projects include(d):
The Troy Historical Society’s Heritage Campaign has been established to raise $7.7 million during the next five years to support five new projects that will enhance the Troy Museum & Historic Village as an exceptional resource for the City of Troy. The completion of these major projects, without significant cost to the City of Troy’s taxpayers, will increase the value of the museum as an outstanding center for educational and enrichment programs for the culturally and ethnically diverse populations in Troy and the surrounding communities.
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