The Need for Funds

Photo by Julia_Sudnitskaya/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by Julia_Sudnitskaya/iStock / Getty Images

The Museum needs money to stay operational. We have several methods for fundraising. We currently offer a membership called "Friends of the Museum," the base membership being $25 a year and goes up to about $1000. We have a small membership compared to the number of people who visit the museum and use our resources. We offer an "Adopt a Case" option, where a person or group can adopt one of our existing or future display cases in honor of someone they want, $350 per case. This is a one time adoption, though, so it limited in it scope. We also have a "In Memory of/ In Honor of" Remembrance option where a tribute can be made for or of someone by a person or a group and the tribute is entered into a permanent book in the Museum. 

We also hold a yearly "Sock Hop," we just held our fourth one. It's a good social occasion with some further fundraising options like the Silent Auction and Raffle. Normally, it brings in a fair amount of funds but even the Sock Hop is not providing enough income as our needs at the Museum continue to expand and grow.

What we need is for you to help us. Our website takes direct one time or recurring donations. We need volunteers to not just help to run the day to day operations but also to solicit donations and help us to find the means to preserve this effort to preserve our pasts. It is our history of what most of us will look back on as the best years of our lives.