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A 12-year old girl makes family connections with Michigan History and art.  Setting: Munising, MI; Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore.
A 12-year old girl makes family connections with Michigan History and art. Setting: Munising, MI; Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore.
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History CPR "Cultivate-Preserve-Read!" and Haylee's Treasure are about a special place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan called Munising.  History CPR brings "to life" the history, art, music and natural areas that are special to Michigan.  With the money we raise from your pledge we will:

  • Print the first book called “Haylee’s Treasure” set in Munising, Michigan.
  • Launch History CPR's artist-in-the-schools program bringing discussions, reading, writing and learning through books, history, art and nature to kids.  
  • Promote the History CPR artists.
  • Trademark the name History CPR.
  • Begin development of a second book called “Hunter’s Quest” set in Kalamazoo.
  • Meet with children in the Detroit area to research a story in Southeast Michigan.
  • Explore new locations and cultivate historical artifacts in communities that wish to preserve local history through children's literature.

Haylee's Treasure, a work of historical fiction promotes hands-on experiential learning that supplements the Michigan education standards in and out of the classroom.  

Haylee's Treasure engages kids by welcoming them to take part in the creation of stories, characters, and the art and design of History CPR children's books.  

Outside of Michigan the History CPR series invites young readers to investigate their own history, nature, and local art and to share this by "writing to Haylee".

Does the vision of providing children an opportunity to engage with local artists and authors in developing books, based on their local history, sound appealing to you?  Do you want to help share Michigan gems, like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore with those who've never heard about them?  If so, we want to share the rewards of this project with you.  Thanks for ANY level of support - even $1 can make a difference!

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    1-color image from "Haylee's Treasure" collection; also, signed by Illustrator, Stephanie Bajema and Author, Mara MacKay.

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    Receive a 15-line poem created by Haylee’s Treasure Author, Mara MacKay. Your poem can be about anything. Examples: a child, your partner, a special location, or your pet, etc. Poems will be emailed and can be sent along to a loved one, if desired.

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    Receive a copy of Haylee’s Treasure, a handmade birch bark card with a personal thank you note from a History CPR author, artist or workshop participant.

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    Receive a copy of Haylee’s Treasure and a set of 12-Michigan Bird ornaments ( created by illustrator, Stephanie Bajema as featured in Haylee’s Treasure.

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    JUST WANT BOOKS! Get three signed-copies of Haylee's Treasure!

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    1-handmade kaleidoscope by History CPR craft guild artist: Steve Massman - this is an exceptional piece; also, makes a great gift or desktop novelty. Plus, two copies of the book "Haylee's Treasure" will be sent in your name, to any elementary or middle school, maybe for your child, grandchild, or to your own elementary alumni. You decide! Ships to 1 or 2 addresses in the lower 48 (outside continental U.S., please include additional postage).

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    Receive a copy of Haylee’s Treasure, a handmade felted loon on denim bag created by History CPR artists. Your name, business or organization will appear on a bookmark as a Bronze Level supporter. Bookmarks will be included with every 1st edition copy of Haylee’s Treasure.

    Links to handmade stuff:
    http://www.historycpr.com/HCPR-Craft-Guild.html

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    Receive a copy of Haylee’s Treasure, 1-handmade wooden kaleidoscope made by Steve Massman, a handmade felted loon on denim bag, a set of 12-color illustrated cards by Stephanie Bajema and your business or organization will appear on a bookmark as a Silver Level Supporter which will be included in all 1st edition copies of Haylee’s Treasure.

    Links to Handmade Stuff:
    http://www.historycpr.com/HCPR-Craft-Guild.html
    http://www.massmans.org/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_95&products_id=637

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    Receive a copy of Haylee’s Treasure, a handmade “Urban Chick Series” pendant created by History CPR craft guild member, Beth Millner. Also, you will receive 1-handmade tri-color, wood kaleidoscope, and a set of 12-color illustrated cards by Stephanie Bajema from the Haylee’s Treasure book collection, and your name, business or organization will appear on a bookmark as a Gold Level Supporter which will be included in all 1st edition copies of Haylee’s Treasure.

    Links to Handmade Stuff or go to websites at bottom of this page:
    http://www.historycpr.com/HCPR-Craft-Guild.html

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    Send 50 books to any school in the United States! You or your business could send books to your child’s classroom, library, Scout troop or any combination—you decide! Treat a special niece, nephew or a grandchild with books for their entire grade level. Shipping charges included for up to five addresses. You receive: a copy of Haylee’s Treasure and a “Round Leafy Silver Tree” pendant created by History CPR craft guild member, Beth Millner. Your name will appear on a book mark that will be included in every 1st edition Haylee’s Treasure book, as a "Michigan Gemstone" supporter. Do you live within 100 miles of Kalamazoo? If yes, keep reading...

    **BONUS:** If your school or recipient group is located within 100 miles of Kalamazoo, Michigan you can opt to have your books delivered by the author and shipping charges can be replaced by four 50-90 minute author presentations at your school or library. In addition, your designated school or group will receive an adult meet-and-greet with the author. This will be offered to teachers/staff, PTO or board members at your school.

    Links to Handmade Stuff:
    http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade/jewelry/pendant?search_submit=&q=beth+millner&noautofacet=1&page=2

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    Your name or business will be featured on a bookplate in 30 History CPR books of Haylee’s Treasure. Books will be given to a classroom in your name. Classroom(s) within the Lower or Upper Peninsula receive six 50-90 minute presentations including a craft activity (materials included) with no additional speaking or travel fees for the school. Your designated school or group will receive an adult meet-and-greet with the author. This can be offered to teachers/staff, PTO or board members, etc. after school or during their lunch hour. Your name, business or organization will be featured in a future History CPR book as a "Warm Mitten Sponsor" or on a bookmark in the first-edition book, Haylee's Treasure-you decide.

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    Your name or business will be featured on a bookplate in 60 History CPR books. Books will be provided for 2-3 classrooms of students in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who will enjoy eight 50-90 minute presentations including a hands-on activity and no additional speaking or travel fees for the U.P. school. You receive a digital copy of a photo slideshow documenting the development and creation of the second book, including highlights of the classroom presentation. Also, you receive: Loon on Denim Bag, Trio of Beth Millner pieces: 1-Copper Robin Pendant, 1-Round Leafy Silver Tree pendant and 1-Urban Chick Pendant, and 1-wooden kaleidoscope by Steve Massman. Your name will be featured in the second book, 1st edition “Hunter’s Quest” as an "Above the Bridge Sponsor"!

    Links to Handmade Stuff:
    http://www.massmans.org/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_95&products_id=637
    http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade/jewelry/pendant?search_submit=&q=beth+millner&noautofacet=1&page=2
    http://www.historycpr.com/HCPR-Craft-Guild.html

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    Provide 100 Haylee’s Treasure books for any Michigan classroom or community group and four books to any public library. Ten 50-minute workshops will be provided to a school or community in your name. One designated community receives two book signing events and one adult or child writing activity (90-minutes). You receive a digital copy of a photo slideshow documenting the development of the second book, including highlights from classroom presentations. You receive one custom painting from illustrator, Stephanie Bajema, a loon on denim bag, a Trio of Beth Millner pieces: 1-Copper Robin Pendant, 1-Round Leafy Silver Tree pendant and 1-Urban Chick Pendant and 1-wooden kaleidoscope by Steve Massman. Your name appears on bookmarks as a "Michigan Legacy Sponsor" in all 1st edition copies of Haylee's Treasure.

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    http://www.massmans.org/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86_95&products_id=637
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