Saturday, March 19, 2011

Help The Cape Charles Historical Society

CAPE CHARLES -- The Cape Charles Historical Society announced the award of a third $10,000 grant to fund the interior ceiling repair and installation of a new roof at the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center in Cape Charles, work critical to the maintenance and safety of the 1947 Museum building.

The latest grant is a $10,000 one-for-one matching grant from the Marietta McNeil Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Foundation of Richmond. This grant requires the Historical Society to raise $10,000 specifically designated as challenge match contributions for the ceiling/roof project. New and renewing members have so far provided nearly $2,000 toward the match.

In January, the Historical Society received $10,000 from the Richard and Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust of Richmond and another $10,000 from the Eastern Shore Community Foundation. The ceiling repair was completed and inspected on March 10, and bids for the roof and drain work will go out shortly.

The Cape Charles Historical Society will greatly appreciate donations toward the required $10,000 Morgan match. Checks may be sent to the Cape Charles Historical Society, P.O. Box 11, Cape Charles, Va. 23310. To pay by credit card, please send an e-mail to stating the amount of your donation and you will be billed via the Internet.

No comments:

Post a Comment