Thank you for your interest in contributing to our 2018 Friends of the Museum Campaign.
Each year the Mahone Bay Founders Society reaches out for financial support in our Friends of the Museum Campaign. As nearly 40% of our funding comes through fund raising events and campaigns like this one, I hope you will consider making a donation to support our community museum. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $20.
Your donation will help us continue our mission:
“The Mahone Bay Founders Society serves and engages residents and visitors through the preservation, interpretation, and celebration of our local history and culture.”
This year has been another busy year for the museum as you can read about it in our Autumn 2018 Newsletter by clicking here. We continue to serve and engage the Mahone Bay area residents as well as many visitors from all over the world. According to our Museum Manager and Curator, Lyne Allain, the number of museum visitors so far this 2018 season is 6,261 and we are hoping that with the Father Christmas Festival we will beat last year’s record of 6,660 visitors. Last year’s visitor numbers hold the record for the most visitors we have ever had in a season thanks to all the Canadians travelling to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Therefore, being even remotely close to last year’s numbers is remarkable.
On top of our annual operating costs, we continue to raise funds for our front and back stair renovations. With last year’s campaign, we were able to add another $2,600 towards our project which now stands at $10,600. We are still extremely short of our target as the estimated cost is over $20,000. As we stated last year, we continue to try and source funding via grants for building maintenance for our Registered Heritage Property – but this is a very competitive field!
To make a donation by cash or cheque, you can click here to print the donation form and mail it to us along with your donation, or, if you prefer, you can click here to donate online with a credit card or Paypal account on our website.
Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to another busy year for 2019.
Treasurer, The Mahone Bay Founders Society