A unique opportunity! Be a part of history at Ely's Historic State Theater with an engraved silver nameplate on our fully restored theater seats!

Donate $400+ and we'll engrave a nameplate with the text of your choice!

(3 lines or less, 12 characters per line. 36 total including punctuation and spaces.)

Please make your donation payable to Ely's Historic State Theater (EHST), and mail with the printed form to:

Ely's Historic State Theater
PO Box 34
Ely, MN 55731


About the Seat Restoration

The original cast iron “end standards” have been refinished with new theater seat parts custom made to fit them. This work was finished by Irwin Seating Company, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its website boasts, "For more than a century Irwin Seating Company has designed and manufactured theatre seating for some of the world's most prestigious venues. We have provided seating for 33 of 35 theatres in New York's famed broadway theatre district and have millions of seats in service off-broadway as well!" Closer to home, Irwin Seating Company created and installed all of the seats for the Viking's US Bank Stadium.

If you wish to donate online via Paypal, be sure to mail in a form or download and email it to EHST is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.