Join Us in Preserving the History of Frankfort!
The City of Frankfort has created a self-guided walking route through the town and along the harbor. Money is being raised for interpretive signage along the path to tell the story of Frankfort.
Stories of Town and Harbor began in the summer of 2014 when a group of Frankfort area citizens got together and began collecting stories and reminiscences from legendary area personalities. The project was inspired by the belief that all people are naturally inquisitive about the nature and origins of their surroundings.This 1.5 mile walking path will lead to nine historically significant locations, each portraying era or institution that impacted Frankfort's history and development. Walkers along the path can reference a companion website, FrankfortHistory.org. Along with the website, interpretative signage will transform a walk through Frankfort into a journey through its history.
Why it Matters
Stories of Town and Harbor is the voice of Frankfort and the case for preserving its history. The community of Frankfort parallels the larger changes in our nation's history in the areas of transportation, agriculture and resort culture. The comprehensive research involved in this project envisions an archival plan, as well as dedicated time to effectively manage and grow a program to support interpretive services and preserve historic sites including the North Pier Lighthouse.
How You Can Help
Make a tax-deductible donation through Patronicity, www.patronicity.com/project/stories_of_town_and_harbor#/
You may also make a contribution check. To do so, make a check payable to the City of Frankfort with Stories of Town and Harbor in the memo line. Mail your check to City of Frankfort ATTN: Stories of Town and Harbor, P.O. Box 351, Frankfort MI 49635.
Networks Northwest has agreed to match the first $16,000 in contributions by supporters like you. Funds will provide for interpretive signs along the walking path planned for spring of 2017. Additional funds will also cover ongoing research, interpretative activities and website. Questions may directed to FrankfortMIHistory@gmail.com