Historic Landmark Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Ramsdell has served the Michigan coastal community of Manistee for over a 100 years. Built in 1903 by local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell, the Theatre and Grand Ballroom were designed by re-known Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman. The Theatre was comparable to the best opera and vaudeville houses at the time of its construction and though extensively renovated over the years, retains much of its original architecture and charm. Visit our History page for more on this facilities historic past.
Board of Directors
Sarah Helge, President Chuck Dillon, Vice President Edward Bradford, Treasurer Nancy Ferguson, Secretary Al Frye Bill Hattendorf David Mix
Our Vision Our vision is to be a vibrant regional center of cultural arts, education and community engagement.
Our Mission To optimize an irreplaceable regional center for cultural, education and social activities through programming excellence, fiscal stability, strong community partnerships and committed volunteers.