River Rouge Historical Museum
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Dolores Swekel

Assistant Director
Tom Abair

Jenny Cooper
Marilyn Beaudrie
Leif Erickson
Jim Holiday
Julianne (Joseph) Cooper
Greg Joseph

The museum building is supported by the River Rouge EDC. Jim Krueger-Chairman, Lisa Givens-Vice Chair, Members Mayor Michael Bowdler, O. Jaward, Brian Ponder, Releatha Moch, Kamilla Pasha, and Troy Newman Sr.,.

No money is received from the City of River Rouge for our historical projects such as photo preservation or digitizing of the Rouge Heralds, that money comes from donations and sales of publications and souveniers.

We need volunteers at the Museum! At times we have two (2) people visit and at other times we have a large group. Volunteers are needed to walk around the displays and explain the photographs and share your own stories about our town and its amazing history. W also need help filing and sorting records in the reference room. We need more volunteers like you to stay open every Sunday rather than just one or two weekends a month. Contact Us for more details!

The following people have given money donations to the Museum to help in our preservation efforts.
(We started this section on August 20, 2013. If we missed your name, please notify us by e-mail or mail and accept our apologies in advance.)

PLATINUM DONORS (Donated $500 or more)
Richard (Ricky) Lee (2 donations)             Dave Bower
Tim & Vicki Smith (6 donations)               Roxanne Banta

GOLD DONORS (Donated $100 to $499)
Daryl Puckett                                             Jeanne Day
Loretta (Letourneau) Mayer (2 donations)    Irene Rasmussen
Jenny (Abair) Cooper (3 donations)           Alan Makarewicz
Malcom Beaton                                         Don Jeanette (2 donations)
Kirk Girrbach                                             Bill West (2 donations)
Ray & Rita Vozniak                                   Ann Marie (Beaton) Prush
Charles Shannon (2 donations)                  Gary Shannon
Leatrice (Taylor) Damus                            Andrew & Florence Long
Tony Rinna                                                 Ed Kleinow
Larry Shelton                                             Randy Bellfi
Mayor Mike Bowdler                                Tim Guarino
June (Crosson) Crawford (3 donations)     Wally Bodrie
Linda Noble                                               Tivis Mullins
Mickey Watkins in memory of his Father, Mike Watkins
Cindy LaForest (2 donations)                     Mary Carol (Lee) Wise
RRHS Class of 1965 Reunion                   OLL Class of 1965 Reunion
Theresa (Bruno) & Gordon Risk              Melissa Hogan
Bill, Nancy, Jason & Lois Johnson in memory of Jeannie Mihaiu
Pat Fitzgerald (5 donations)                      Thomas & Wanda Cicotte
Anne Marie (Stramecki) Milewski, for her father Leon Stramecki
Paul & Rosemary Bodrie (2 donations)
Christine Goryl in memory of Christine Neiman
OLL Class of 1966 Reunion

SILVER DONORS (Donated $50 to $99)
Christine (Buczolich) Goryl                Vicky Pitocco (2 donations)
Joy Price                                          Roy Faust
Dennis & Faith Dzwigalski                 Dennis & Marcella Cora
Ed & Judy Reeder                             Ellen (Schultz) Peterson
Deborah Hall                                    Richard Laveque
Malcom Beaton                                 David Ryska
Bob Gallagher (2 donations)               Dennis Gallagher
Cynthia Ratliff                                   John Kapusky 
Frank & Laurie Krupinski                    Marie Baxter
Ann Glaab in memory of John Glaab    Ellen Crowley
Carolyn Laginess
The Glaab Family in memory of John Glaab

BRONZE DONORS (Donated $1 to $49)
Lori Cupp                                      Barb Renaud
Paul & Chris Strasser                      Richard LaVeque
Christine Piche'                              Kathy Rhinehart
Art Beaudrie                                  Claudia Chester
Mary Goforth                                 Frank Lozon (3 donations)
Mike Fitzgerald                              Bill Vroman
Catherine Perdue                           Gary Allen (6 donations)
Claudia Chester                             Nancy Gratz

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