About The Wyandotte Historical Society
Our History
The Wyandotte Historical Society was established in 1958. The first Society Museum was opened in 1966. The Wyandotte Historical Society is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.
Our Mission
The object and purpose of the Historical Society shall be to bring together people interested in the history of Wyandotte; to suggest the collection, preservation and display of authentic documents, historical records and relics, and anything of interest and value in its educational, cultural economic and spiritual heritage.
Our Creed
We believe that the efforts to acquaint the people of the Wyandotte area with the history of our stable industries, honest business houses, dedicated churches, good school systems, and excellent government will result in better citizenship for all ages
- Wyandotte Historical Society
The Memorial Fund
The Historical Society, recognizing the need for the long term financing for the operation of a museum, initiated the Memorial Fund with Homer Steele as its chairman. With the formation of a committee under J. Steele's leadership, guidelines were finalized for presentation to the general membership. At the general meeting held on January 14, 1972, guidelines for the Memorial Fund were formally adopted. The goal was to accumulate an endowment of sufficient amount to provide interest and dividends only, in support of the museum. No monies were to be expended from the principle itself.

The Memorial Fund is autonomous in that names for committee replacements will be presented to the Wyandotte Historical Society President, by the Memorial Committee for approval. Changes to the guidelines are made by the Memorial Committee and must be approved by the general membership.

All donations to the endowment fund are acknowledged and recognized in our Memorial Books on public display at the McNichol Museum and are tax deductible.
The Museum Guild/Biddle Shop
The Museum Guild, an approved committee of the Wyandotte Historical Society, was established in 1972. At its organizational meeting, thirteen members were present and Valerie Brighton was elected its first president. Its main purpose was to provide an opportunity for museum visitors to purchase items and souvenirs relating to local history. In the beginning, a small counter provided display space for these sales items. During the late 80's, with encouragement and help from the museum director, the sales inventory was expanded and larger sales space provided with hope of increasing sales and to encourage the public to visit the museum and gift shop. Today the Biddle Shop occupies a bedroom on the 2nd floor of the McNichol Home. The Shop has a large selection of gifts in addition to our many publications and Cat's Meow collectibles.
Wyandotte Historical Society Board Members
President: Chris Stieler
Vice-President: Sandy Noble
Secretary: George Gouth
Treasurer: Kenneth Navarre
Daniel Galeski
Kenneth Munson
Beth Labadie
Robert Rudowski
Kenneth Shepherd
Mary-Johna Wein

Past President: George Purdu
Office Consultant: Beth Labadie
Newsletter Editor: Beth Labadie