The Troy Historical Society
The Troy Historical Society, established as a 501.c.3 nonprofit corporation in 1966, administers the Troy Historic Village for the City of Troy through a renewable management agreement. Troy Historical Society provides engaging education and enrichment programs at the city-owned Troy Historic Village as well as outreach programs for schools and adult groups. Nearly 30,000 guests visit the Village each year, including 15,000 students, chaperones, and teachers from public, private and charter schools in southeast Michigan. The Troy Historical Society is committed to expanding awareness of the Village as an outstanding center for history education, arts and culture, and inclusive community engagement.

The Society welcomes new Villagers! Click here for membership information.

Mission
The Troy Historical Society activates discovery and cultivates life-long exploration of history by sharing and preserving heritage through creative, meaningful experiences that engage the community.

Vision
The Historical Society embraces and supports preservation through education, presentation and access to the artifacts, archives, and resources at the Troy Historic Village. These resources and activities enhance knowledge and historic context and provide opportunities for community development, social interaction, and open dialogue on issues of importance.

Values
The Troy Historical Society provides a welcoming environment that:

  • Engages visitors in positive learning experiences and social interactions
  • Respects the significance of history as we seek knowledge, understanding and relevance in our lives
  • Recognizes artifacts as social objects and catalysts for sharing information and ideas
  • Embraces innovative and creative interpretive programs
  • Encourages civil discussion and objective analysis and evaluation of controversial issues
  • Promotes a stewardship and adherence to the highest standards of historic preservation; manages resources with integrity and transparency; and treats all peoples with dignity and respect

Board Officers
Padma Kuppa / President
Michael Nowosatko/ Vice President
John Lavender / Treasurer
Cindy Stewart / Secretary

Board Members
Howard Adams
Barbara Chambers
Kevin Enright
Aditya Ezhuthachan
Judy Iceman
Kevin Lindsey
Jagdish Karira
Sue Lavender
JoAnn Preston
Ward Randol
Kris Rose

Ex Officio
Jen Peters / Executive Director

Would you like to learn more about joining the Troy Historical Society Board of Trustees? Please click here for more information about expectations of the Board and how to apply.

Business Documents
The Troy Historical Society aspires to best practices and transparency as a nonprofit corporation. The following documents are available for public review and download.  Please call Jennifer Peters, Executive Director at 248-524-3301 if you have questions about anything contained in these documents or reports.

Troy Historical Society Board of Trustees
Troy Historical Society Annual Report
Troy Historical Society Strategic Plan
Link to Guidestar

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