Join Us - Donating to the LHM
“The success of our venture will be measured by the willingness of citizens to donate their historic treasures, their time and the funds to operate a truly meaningful Museum.”
Founding Chairman, Dr. Thomas D. Clark,
First meeting of the Board of Trustees, June 2000.
Members receive The Bluegrass Historian quarterly publication, The Vidette as published, admission to all programs, 10‰ discount on publications and merchandise.
As Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, the late Dr. Tom Clark, foresaw, the Lexington History Museum is blessed by the generosity of our members and friends. Donations range from the pennies deposited at the entrance by school children to the major donors who are assuring Dr. Clark’s hope that the Museum could be available to all citizens without an admission fee. The latter group, members of the Thomas D. Clark Society, presently number 106 businesses, foundations and families who contribute $1000 per year for a minimum of five years.
The Museum recognizes that many of its members and friends are limited in their giving level and welcomes gifts of all sizes to support its annual goal of $120,000 in operational funds a large portion of which is directed toward educational initiatives. The Lexington History Museum, Inc. is a Kentucky non-profit corporation and recognized as a 501(c)3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Lexington History Museum welcomes donations of artifacts relevant to the history of Lexington, Fayette County, and Central Kentucky. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) for income tax deduction purposes, and will issue a signed and dated statement that the artifact has been donated to the Museum. The donor, however, is responsible for obtaining an independent appraisal.
To discuss your gift options or special Museum needs, call James
Millard at 859-254-0530 at your convenience.