Summer hours (Saturdays and Sundays 12-4) are effective beginning May 1.
If you would like to support us with a monetary donation, please see our membership form below. Also see our wish list or contact us with questions if you are wondering about our specific projects or needs. These donations should be sent, along with a completed form, to P.O. Box 44 in Pittsfield, IL.
If you would like to donate an artifact, we greatly prefer that you make arrangements with a board member to meet at the museum so this can be done in person. If that is not possible, you can sign the Deed of Gift and fill out the Donor Information Form (below) and send your carefully packaged donation and completed forms to us in the mail.
Please download, print and complete the appropriate form. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Deed of Gift: Read and sign this if you are donating an artifact. This is an agreement between you and the museum. If there are other terms you'd like to discuss, please contact us. If it all looks good to you.
Donor Information: If you are donating an artifact, please fill out this form as completely as possible.
Membership Form: If you would like to become a member of the Historical Society, please fill out this form and mail it in with your donation.
It is vital that our artifacts have a controlled climate, which they do not currently have as we only have air conditioning in one room and we have no heat. Installing central air and heat will cost $12,000+. Any help is appreciated.
Part of having a controlled climate for our artifacts is clean air. We need to purify and dehumidify the air in the building. Air purifiers and dehumidifiers for our large rooms will cost about $300 each, but any help is appreciated.
We hope to expand into the second story of the building, but cannot do so until we have elevator access. This project will cost $50,000+. Any help is appreciated.
Any help is appreciated toward paying for repairs, utilities bills and other recurring costs. We are looking at making some improvements soon and would appreciate help offsetting the costs.
To further protect our artifacts and original windows, we would like UV protective storm windows and new shades/blinds.
This donation can be monetary or the objects themselves. We are in need of desktop office organization supplies, bookshelves, and tubs with lids. We have no specific financial need.
This donation can be monetary or the items themselves. We are always in need of basic supplies including Windex, Pledge and Swiffers. We also need supplies like Mop N Glo and spongemops. We have no specific financial need.