About Us

Originally started in 1993 by Heather Bokram and a small group of friends, the Marine City Historic District Restoration Committee had its debut and after 24 years is now known as the Historical Society of Marine City, (HSMC for short). It is made up of a diverse group of people from various backgrounds who share a common interest and passion for Marine City.

The mission of our organization is preserve the heritage of Marine City by promoting the restoration of the historic buildings and homes and by doing so stabilize and improve property values; to foster civic beauty; to strengthen the local economy; to promote activities for the community; to administer funds and to operate exclusively for charitable purposes.

The Historical Society of Marine City has a list of accomplishments. We have established an Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, repaired and improved numerous structures and landmarks in Marine City, and created a number of annual grants for home and business owners. We endeavor to instill a greater sense of community with our events and fundraisers. One of our greatest achievements was to save our historic City Hall (built in 1884) from the wrecking ball.

Have a look around the site to see the events, community activities and images of homes and businesses which have benefited from our Grants programs. There are various projects/events at any given time that you may find interesting and we encourage you to join and participate with us


Board Members

Sherrill Zimmer
Terry Avery
Sherrill Zimmer
Heather Bokram
Jay Heisler     Scott Tisdale     Joyce Milaszewski     Alice Avery     Dr. Chris Zimmer     Charlene Faucher
Interested in joining our board or volunteering? Please get in touch!

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Mission

Our mission is to safeguard the Heritage of Marine City through efforts to preserve and restore the architectural history of its buildings, foster civic beauty, and by doing so, strengthen property values and the local economy for the betterment of the community.

Summer 2019 Newsletter