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Make a Donation

Invest in the Museum’s future while helping us to interpret and preserve the past. 

Wattles Jacobs Education Center

The new Wattles Jacobs Education Center consolidates the existing Research Library with the Museum campus and expands classroom space.

Panorama Conservation Project

One of the Museum’s iconic artifacts, the Purrington-Russell Panorama is believed to be the longest painting in the world.


Join our crew! Enjoy and support our exhibits, programs and special events.

Corporate Membership

We invite local companies to partner with us to meet their marketing, philanthropic and community engagement goals.

Library Membership

Local libraries are invited to become members to receive discounted admission for their library patrons.


Support our upcoming Publications, Conservation Projects, Wattles Jacobs Education Center building project and Lecture Series.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts help to build the Museum’s endowment and also have lifetime benefits for donors.

Last modified: January 5, 2017