The Quincy Mine Hoist Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that owns and operates the Quincy Mine properties. The mission of the Mine Hoist Association is to preserve, interpret, and educate the public about the history of copper mining in Michigan, the Quincy Mining Company, and to preserve the mine site.
We educate the public by maintaining this website, conducting guided tours of several important surface buildings and of the interior of the mine, and offering special tours for schools and other groups.
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.
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.
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.
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 that engage our membership, promote our organization, and educate and inform people about our primary themes.
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.
Glenn Anderson – President
George Kiiskila – 1st Vice President
Lindsay Hiltunen – 2nd Vice President
Ross Cooney – Treasurer
Dan Jamison – Secretary
Donna Cole – Director
Mark S. Dennis – Director
Gaylord Faull – Director
Allan Johnson – Director
David Jukuri – Director
John Lawton – Director
Robin Mueller – Director
John A. Sullivan – Director
Eric Waara – Director
Theresa Sanderson Spence – Director Emeritus