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Make a Gift:  Make a donation to the Annual Appeal or give online through our website. 

Annual Appeal The Museum's Annual Appeal helps us to continue to provide an opportunity to the public to visit and experience this remarkable museum. Your 100% tax-deductible contribution supports grounds upkeep, collections care, research, exhibits, and more. Admission fees to festivals, events, and programs cover only a portion of operating expenses for the Museum. Your essential support will ensure the longevity of this one of a kind museum. 


Matching Gift Program:  If you work at a company that has a matching gift program, ask your employer for a matching gift form and send it in with your contribution. 


Give Appreciated Securities: By donating directly to the Museum appreciated stocks or other securities held for at least one year, as a general rule you can avoid the federal capital gains tax that would be incurred if you sold the securities and you can obtain a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities. 

Include the Museum in Your Will: Bequests can help transform the future of the Museum and the process is simple. You may specify a portion of your estate or a specific dollar amount for the Museum. We urge you to consult your attorney for appropriate bequest language to carry out your charitable goals. The following sample language may help in the preparation of your will:

I give and devise to the Iroquois Museum,located in Howes Cave, NewYork,the sum of
$______(or percentage of your estate) as an unrestricted gift to be applied to the Museum’s general uses 
and purposes(or for the support of a specified fund or purpose). 

Type of Gift or Bequest: An unrestricted gift or bequest allows the Museum to determine the best use of your donation at the time the Museum receives it. An earmarked gift or bequest allows you to support the program of your choice.

Earmarked donations are welcomed for the following established funds and purposes: Iroquois Museum Endowment Fund; William N. Fenton Research Fund; Staff Support; Public Program Support

To discuss your proposed gift or bequest, please contact us at: Iroquois Museum, P. O. Box 7, Howes Cave, NY 12092 or at or call us directly at 518-296-8949.  Ask for our Director, Steph Shultes. 

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