Worcester Historical Museum has been a part of this community for 144 years – collecting, interpreting, and sharing the stories and artifacts that say who we are, where we came from, and where we are headed next. As the keepers of Worcester’s shared history, everyone has a piece of the story. Without you, the Worcester story is not complete. Help set the course for sharing Worcester’s history – yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The Campaign for Worcester Historical Museum has ambitious current goals. In addition to capital and endowment needs, your support will fund current projects. For example, we need your assistance to help us recreate our galleries to be more engaging for all ages, improve access to our building, and continue the ongoing digitization of our collections to provide greater access to Worcester’s stories. All this and more, while attracting storytellers, interpreters and educators to keep us vibrant for the next 144 years.
We invite you to join the growing list of those whose commitments support this effort. Thanks to gifts and pledges made to date by individuals and foundations to secure the future of Worcester Historical Museum, we have only $2.5 million left to raise to complete the campaign. Here are some examples of what your gift can accomplish:
- $150 – one hour of Museum operations
- $250 – a two-hour classroom visit for 20 students led by a Museum teacher
- $500 – a one-time program such as a historical reenactment of John Hancock
- $1,000 – adopt an artifact; ongoing research; or conservation needs
- $3,500 – one day of Museum operations
- $5,000 –technology upgrades to preserve our expanding collection of historical photographs
Demonstrate your dedication to WHM with a gift to the Campaign of $500 and more, and we will send you a Charting Our Future tote bag+ that will make a public statement that you believe in our work.
In addition to these gift options, WHM’s executive director and development staff are always available to work with you to create specialized opportunities for personally-meaningful recognition. Named Endowment Funds in support of museum professionals will ensure that Worcester Historical Museum continues to attract and retain the best leadership and talent in the museum field – in perpetuity. For example, named endowed positions may be created with gifts or pledges starting at $1,000,000. Similar endowed funds from $10,000 to $500,000 will secure future programs and exhibitions thus ensuring the Museum’s unique role as the keepers of Worcester’s history. Call us at 508-753-8278 to explore other options and naming opportunities.
Please consider how you can help extend our reach and preserve your stories. With your participation, Worcester’s history will be accessible for future generations.