Category Archives: Giving

Valley Gives update

Thank-you

Thank you to everyone who supported the Charlemont Historical Society yesterday through Valley Gives!

This year marked our first time participating in the online day of philanthropy, and we were very pleased with the results. We raised a total of $710 through the event, including $210 in individual donations and another $500 “golden ticket” gift through Valley Gives.

We were raising funds to help with the following:

  • proper care for and display of the textiles in the Society’s collection;
  • hosting a public talk on a textile-related theme;
  • digitizing our textile collection, so that it is available online for anyone, anywhere;
  • organizing a community quilting bee to create a new quilt for the Historical Society’s collection.

More information about how we are using the Valley Gives funds to support these projects will be coming along in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities, please be in touch. We would love to hear from you.

On Tuesday, May 3 support textile projects through Valley Gives

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As we mentioned in a recent post, the Charlemont Historical Society is focusing on the theme of textiles this year. The activities we are pursuing related to this theme are:

  • proper care for and display of the textiles in the Society’s collection;
  • hosting a public talk on a textile-related theme;
  • digitizing our textile collection, so that it is available online for anyone, anywhere;
  • organizing a community quilting bee to create a new quilt for the Historical Society’s collection.

We are raising funds for these efforts through Valley Gives, a one-day festival of philanthropy that benefits nonprofits in the Pioneer Valley region of western Massachusetts. Valley Gives is coming up on Tuesday, May 3 — and we would appreciate your support!

For more information about our current projects and to make a gift to support them, please go to:

https://valleygives.razoo.com/us/story/Charlemont-Historical-Society

Thank you in advance for your support!

Focus on textiles

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Detail from a quilting bee quilt in the Charlemont Historical Society collection. Some of the quilt blocks have handwritten information about the women who made the quilt, including their names, the towns where they lived, and dates.

 

The Charlemont Historical Society currently is focusing on the theme of textiles. To that end, we are working on:

  • proper care for and display of the textiles in our collection;
  • hosting a public talk by Marla Miller, author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14
  • making information about, and photographs of, our textile collection available online;
  • organizing a community quilting bee to create a new quilt for the Historical Society’s collection.

We are participating in Valley Gives Day Tuesday, May 3 – to help raise funds for these projects. Please consider making a gift to the Charlemont Historical Society for Valley Gives on Tuesday, May 3. Thank you!

Nonprofit application approved

We are happy to announce that the Charlemont Historical  Society’s application for tax exempt status was successful. In late December, the Internal Revenue Service accepted our application for 501(c)3 status.

What does this mean? Your gifts to the society are tax deductible. We also can apply for grants to help preserve and display the collection.

If you would like to support this work, we would truly appreciate your donation. Checks can be sent to:

Charlemont Historical Society
PO Box 108
Charlemont, MA 01339

If you have any questions about making gifts to CHS, please send them to us by filling out the form below. (Your message will be emailed to us. It will not be posted here on the blog.):