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historical preservation

Historic Preservation

Historic buildings and places offer invaluable opportunities to experience America's rich heritage.

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patriotic service

Patriotic Service

Citizenship projects support our veterans and active military families, new immigrants, and local communities and libraries.

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education

Education

The NSCDA-MI essay contest provides an opportunity for Michigan students to visit Washington, D.C. with the Washington Workshops Foundation.

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The NSCDA-MI always encourages activities that stimulate current interest in American’s heritage. Members are continually looking for new projects or collaborations and appreciate learning about such possibilities.

RECENT NSCDA-MI  PROJECTS

Sibley House Christ Church DetroitSibley House, Christ Church Detroit2013-2014
Creation of a matching $10,000 grant for restoration of Sibley House, Christ Church Detroit

Oct. 2013
Sponsorship of MIchigan War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Seminar

2013
Completion of NSCDA-MI Archives (1897-2012) arrangement and placement at the Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection

1972-2012
Establishment of and participation in the Detroit Historical Society’s Historic Houses of Worship Tours

1928-Present
Funding for the NSCDA Nursing Program for American Indian girls.

1971-Present
Selection of high school essays and financing of student attendance at the Washington Workshops Foundation Congressional Seminar

1952-Present
Selection of student for Michigan Graduate Student American History Essay Scholarship

PREVIOUS NSCDA-MI  PROJECTS

2006-2008
Assembly of gift boxes for hospitalized veterans and troops overseas

2007
Funding for the Detroit Historical Museum’s new Visitors Guide

2001
Creation of a local Historic Churches Map given to all public and private schools in celebration of Detroit’s 300th Birthday

1980s-1990s
Program interpreting 17 American historic flags presented to elementary schools.

1980-2000
Restoration, docenting and help with maintenance of Historic Fort Wayne Commander’s House in cooperation with the Detroit Historical Museum

NSCDA MI Commanders House Ft WayneHistoric Fort Wayne Commander’s House Furnishings Donated by NSCDA-MI1998
NSCDA Textile Survey for Historic Fort Wayne Commander’s House

1997
Creation of needlework Michigan State Seal, now at Dumbarton House

1972-1981
Support for refurbishing Detroit Institute of Arts's Whitby Hall and maintenance of its interior

1972
Development of a slide program, "The History of Michigan", for schools

1968-1970
Help with the restoration of the Ulysses S. Grant House

1968
Participation in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Survey

1962-1963
Funding for pamphlets about early Michiganians, John R. Williams and Zina Pitcher, M.D.

1950s
Participation with the Detroit Historical Museum in the restoration of Moross House    

1951
Funding for a Colonial Room Exhibit in connection with Detroit's 250th Anniversary

1941-1945
Formation of an American Red Cross unit and participation in the Detroit USO

Support for the British War Relief, the NSCDA's American Eagle Officers Club in London, U.S. Army libraries, a Ft. Custer Day Room and a Ketchikan, Alaska USO     

1947
Employment of an English instructor for immigrants at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit

1939
Provision of talking machines for the blind      

1935-1937
Collection and distribution of eye glasses to the needy public

1928-1935
Participation with the Detroit Institute of Arts in the installation of the Philadelphia Colonial home, Whitby Hall

1927
Collection of family Bible records to be sent to  New England Historical and Genealogical Society 

1919-1926
Support of the Starr Commonwealth for delinquent boys

1919-1920
Collection of funds for George Washington-related Virginia homes at Kenmore and Wakefield

1918-1920
Provision of funds to equip ambulances and support French orphans as well as rolling bandages  

1914
Contribution to NSCDA's first public project, Arlington's Spanish-American War Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Donations to the Plymouth Rock Memorial and Valley Forge's George Washington Memorial Chapel

Creation of a $400 prize for a high school student essay on a colonial subject

1909
Support for church restoration celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Jamestown

1906
Development of citizenship classes for Italian immigrants at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit

Funding for Civil War General Alpheus Williams Statue on Belle Isle, Detroit

Forwarding of boxes of clothing and financial aid to San Francisco Earthquake victims

1900-1903
Donation to NSCDA's first public project, Arlington's Spanish-American War Soldiers and Sailors Monument

1898
First NSCDA-MI project:  Contribution to NSCDA to equip the Spanish-American War hospital ship, the Solace