Annual Fund 2019
Dear Members and Friends,
The Vernon County Historical Society Board and staff would like to thank everyone who has donated to our annual fundraising drives in the past.
Our mission statement is very clear – we are charged to “Preserve and Promote Vernon County History”. Our organization connects people with their local history through our research library, museum exhibits, and public programs. These methods of engaging the community with its past are made possible through financial gifts from people like you.
Our funds are raised annually through such means as special events, gift shop sales, research fees, and member support dollars. Your tax-deductible donation to the Vernon County Historical Society fuels our efforts to collect, preserve, and share the rich cultural heritage of all of Vernon County.
A large share of our budget is used for the general upkeep of our buildings and the maintenance of our collections. The list of needs is growing with the basic day-to-day operations, and the costs of utilities and our security system keep increasing as well. There is very little room in the budget for improvements or other projects. This year we are celebrating the centennial of the Normal School museum building, and the celebrations will also incur some small costs.
We are asking for your financial gift through this year’s VCHS Annual Fund Drive. Won’t you please take a moment and make your contribution of $25, $50, or more so that we may continue to preserve all of Vernon County’s rich heritage for the future generations.
With sincere appreciation,
Maynard L. Cox
Vernon County Historical Society, President
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