General Donations

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General Donations

A Donations Request!

For going on a hundred years, the Lewis County Historical Society has been the steward of our County’s rich history, and through our collections, exhibits, preservation endeavors, public programs, writings and publications, and fundraising initiatives, we have sought to nurture a greater appreciation for both the history of this area and the ideas, values, successes and failures that bind us together as a County and a community.

One the realities of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means that we are not able to host our normal events as they have been hosted in the past. You may not know it, but typically our annual events fund a significant portion of our operational budget – and through community generosity we receive donations, sponsorship contributions, and ticket and raffle sales proceeds, which in turn are used to keep our lights on and our facility staffed.

Sadly, we won’t be able to host many events this year, at least in person, and these changes will dramatically reduce the fundraising on which we have come to depend so significantly.

Make no mistake: we know the impact of this pandemic has been hard on everyone financially, but if you can afford to do so, we would ask:

·         Of our event sponsors, that you consider giving the same amount this year that you have in the past, even though we cannot hold the events as they have been;

·         Of our concert series season ticket holders, that you consider making a donation to us in the amount of your normal season ticket purchases, even though we will be unable to have in-person musical performances this season;

·         Of our regular event ticket buyers or raffle ticket purchasers, that you consider bidding generously in our online auction; and/or

·         Of everyone else, that you consider making a special donation this year to the Lewis County Historical Society. And while we certainly would not turn down a $10,000 donation, every $10, $20, $50 or $100 donation will help.

We certainly understand if you cannot do this, but if you can and do, will we be forever grateful. And remember, donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. We cannot thank you enough!







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