HSAHS Board Announces Departure of Executive Director

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The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society’s Board of Trustees announces the departure of Mary Cummings, our Executive Director and valued team member. Mary has served the organization in a variety of capacities over the last 15 years—from Trustee to Executive Director—and has recently accepted a new job opportunity with the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.We wish her all the best in her new endeavor.

Thanks to Mary’s work, the Historical Society has a solid foundation on which we continue to grow and thrive. In 2018, the Historical Society received the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce President’s Award and the eddi Award for Arts and Cultural Organization given by the Crooked Tree Arts Center. We were honored to be recognized and will continue to bring exceptional cultural programming and events to the Harbor Springs area.

The Trustees are pleased to announce that Kristyn Balog, our Development and Campaign Manager, has agreed to serve as Interim Executive Director as the Board begins a search for a director. Hired last year, Kristyn has worked closely alongside Mary both in programming and fundraising aspects of the Historical Society. Kristyn brings a strong background in nonprofit leadership most recently as Executive Director of a statewide pediatric cancer camp.

We thank you for your support of the Historical Society and your interest in bringing history to life in the Harbor Springs area.The Historical Society is poised for an exciting future ahead, made possible by your continued support and involvement.


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Beth joined the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society's staff in November of 2013. Prior to this she received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Psychology from Albion College and obtained her Master's degree in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University.

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