The Quincy Mine Hoist Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. It owns and operates the Quincy Mine properties. Its two-fold purpose is to educate people about the history of copper mining in Michigan, especially about the Quincy Mining Company, and to preserve the mine site.
We educate the public by maintaining this web site, by conducting guided tours of several important surface buildings and of the interior of the mine, and by offering special tours for schools and other groups.
Mission of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association:
The Quincy Mine Hoist Association preserves and interprets the history, landscapes, buildings, and industrial work experiences of the Quincy Mining Company, educating people about Michigan's significant copper mining heritage.
Vision for the Quincy Mine Hoist Association:
The Quincy Mine serves as a critical gateway into the Copper Country's rich heritage. Utilizing its unique historical resources - its historic mining location, buildings, equipment and underground mine - as well as high-quality interpretive tours, exhibits and programming, the Quincy Mine site provides an engaging and educational visitor experience, instilling excitement about Michigan's copper mining past. The Quincy Mine Hoist Association provides leadership to, and a role model for, other agencies through its strong governance structure, diversified revenue model, and active programming.
Goals and Strategic Priorities
GOAL 1: Promote stewardship of historic resources, including landscapes, structures, equipment, and other historic artifacts.
1.1) Preserve our existing resources by focusing on the maintenance and repair of existing historic materials and retention of the landscape as it has evolved over time. Example: capping the ruins of buildings on our property.
1.2) Rehabilitate some resources in order to meet continuing or changing uses while retaining the property's historic character. Example: adaptive reuse of the former supply building as a gift shop.
1.3) Reconstruct vanished or non-surviving portions of the property for interpretive purposes. Example: complete reconstruction of a former QMC building for use as an interpretive center.
GOAL 2: Interpret and educate the public about our primary historical themes: 1) the history of the Quincy Mining Company; 2) geology and mining in Michigan’s copper district; 3) the changing industrial landscape in Michigan’s copper district; and 4) the industrial workplace in Michigan’s copper district.
2.1) Develop and conduct tours that educate and inform visitors.
2.2) Develop and build exhibits, including virtual exhibits on our website.
2.3) Conduct at least two on-site special events each year.
2.4) Publish books, pamphlets, multimedia products, and newsletters which engage our membership, promote our organization, and which educate and inform people about our primary themes.
GOAL 3: Maintain a sustainable operating organization.
3.1) Provide effective management of operation through proper staffing, training, directing, and oversight of all aspects of operations.
3.2) Maintain all mine and surface structures, equipment, and landscapes
3.3) Provide proper administration of business accounts, employee compensation, and funds management.
3.4) Develop an annual marketing and communications plan that includes a calendar of activities.
3.5) Develop a fund development plan to augment our existing income sources.
3.6) Elect and sustain a board of directors to assist in the association’s operation and planning.