Why Donate?

Your important financial contributions are the reason we exist today!  These funds allow us to:

Maintain a high quality educational and entertainment facility (buildings and grounds) for your use and enjoyment.
Preserve and conserve documents and artifacts from our rich past representing our community and culture.
Offer a research facility and assistance to locate information year round.
Provide informative docent tours and lectures.
Train staff, volunteers and interns to run various aspects of a Museum.
Manage a 501 C 3 non profit organization with 2 full time and 2 part time staff and over 80 volunteers.
Implement captivating exhibits one a wide range of topics throughout our 12 galleries.
Offer new exhibits every year.
Provide activités for kids.
Produce special events throughout the year.
Host groups of a variety of ages and number of people.
Send out monthly e-newsletters and weekly updates to the media.

Ways you support us:

Get Involved: Financial Support

Gifts of many kinds are welcomed by the Society; both monetary and "in kind".

To make a simple cash donation using a credit card, please press the “Donate” button above. After entering an amount, look at the bottom left of the page for the credit card images, and use the “Continue” link directly above, if you want to just use a credit card, without having a PayPal account. (PayPal does the credit card processing, but a PayPal account is not required.)

Gifts may also be in the form of gifts restricted to an appropriate purpose within the scope of the Society's and its Museum's work. Gifts in honor or memory of any person or organization are also gratefully received; as are matching gifts from corporations or organizations that choose to encourage the charitable interests of their employees or associates. In addition to monetary gifts of checks and cash the Society welcomes appreciated securities, fully paid life insurance policies and a variety of other gifts including those made during one's lifetime or thereafter.

The Chatham Historical Society, Inc. is recognized by the U.S. Treasury Department's Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its Federal tax exempt number is 04-6045540. Gifts to the Society are deductible as provided in Federal Income Tax regulations and also as provided in the laws of and regulations of some states. The Society urges you to consult your attorney or accountant for current tax information as a well as for its applicability and suitability in view of your present and personal circumstances.

Should you wish to make gifts to the Society or have questions relating to prospective gifts, kindly contact: the Treasurer, Chatham Historical Society, PO Box 709 , Chatham MA 02633 or telephone (508) 945- 2493. Checks should be made payable to The Chatham Historical Society and forward to the treasurer at the address above.

Donate todayHonor & Memorial Gifts Program
The Society's Honor and Memorial Gifts Program provides a lasting and meaningful way to mark important occasions for family members, friends and other Society Members. A coupon book is provided. Gifts can honor birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. Similarly, memorial gifts offer relatives and friends a dignified and thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one while furthering the important work of the Society and its Atwood Museum.

The process is simple and short:
• Please fill out one of the forms in the book and mail with your check
• Upon receipt, the Society's Gift Coordinator will mail a suitable card following the instruction you provided on the form
• The Society will acknowledge your gift for tax purposes and send you a new booklet of forms when needed. All gifts will be applied to the ongoing operations of the Society and the Atwood Museum, aided at informing and educating present and future generations about the history and culture of Chatham and vicinity.

Donate todayEngraved Brick Campaign
The Chatham Historical Society is pleased to announce a rare opportunity for you to leave your legacy, honor your loved ones, or pay homage to your own history while becoming a part of our Atwood House Campaign for Museum Excellence. You can help us pave the way to success with the purchase of engraved bricks inscribed with the personal message of your choice. Each brick will become a permanent part of our new main walkway forming an attractive entrance to the Museum complex.

Your help will not only provide vital support for the most extensive Museum expansion and improvement project ever undertaken by the Society, but also become a lasting personal tribute to commemorate family members, friends, business associates -- even yourself-- or special events such as births, weddings or anniversaries. Engraved Brick Campaign Flyer and form.